- A pool is defined as a puddle of liquid or a place for swimming.
- An example of a pool is a large coffee spill.
- An example of a pool is where you'd go to swim laps.
- Pool is a type of billiard game played with a long cue and balls on a felted table.
An example of pool is what Paul Newman played in the movie The Hustler.
- The definition of a pool is a combination or gathering of people or resources for the same purpose.
An example of pool is a group of co-workers who drive to work together in the same vehicle.
- a small pond, as in a garden
- a small collection of liquid, as a puddle
- swimming pool
- a deep, still spot in a river
- ☆ a natural, isolated, underground accumulation of oil or gas
Origin: Middle English from Old English pol, akin to Dutch poel and amp; German pfuhl, probably ultimately from Indo-European base an unverified form bhel-, to shine, glimmer
- the total amount of the players' stakes played for, as in a single deal of a card game; pot
- Brit. a game of billiards for such a pool
- any of various games related to billiards played typically with object balls numbered from one to fifteen and a cue ball, on a pool table: the object is to pocket a ball or balls
- a combination of resources, funds, etc. for some common purpose; specif.,
- ☆ the combined wagers of bettors on a horse race, participants in a lottery, etc., the gains or losses from which are to be divided proportionately
- the combined investments of a group of persons or corporations undertaking, and sharing responsibility for, a joint enterprise
- ☆ a common fund of stockholders, for speculation, manipulation of prices, etc.
- the persons or parties forming any such combination
- ☆ a combination of business firms for creating a monopoly in a particular market; trust
- a collection of equipment and group of trained personnel, utilized and shared by a group: a motor pool
- an informal group of people sharing in some task or responsibility: a car pool
Origin: Fr poule, pool, stakes, origin, originally hen from Late Latin pulla, hen, feminine of Classical Latin pullus (see poultry): associated, association inch(es) eastern; English with pool
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- A small body of still water.
- An accumulation of standing liquid; a puddle: a pool of blood.
- A deep or still place in a stream.
- A swimming pool.
- An underground accumulation of petroleum or gas in porous sedimentary rock.
- To form pools or a pool: The receding tide pooled in hollows along the shore.
- To accumulate in a body part: preventing blood from pooling in the limbs.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English pōl.
- a. A game of chance, resembling a lottery, in which the contestants put staked money into a common fund that is later paid to the winner.b. A fund containing all the money bet in a game of chance or on the outcome of an event.
- A grouping of resources for the common advantage of the participants: a pool of implements for the use of all the workers on the estate; forming a pool of our talents.
- An available supply, the use of which is shared by a group.
- A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media: the White House press pool.
- a. A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.b. The persons or parties participating in such a fund.
- An agreement between competing business concerns to establish controls over production, market, and prices for common profit.
- Any of several games played on a six-pocket billiards table usually with 15 object balls and a cue ball. Also called pocket billiards.
Origin: French poule, hen, stakes, booty, from Old French, hen, young chicken, from Latin pullus, young of an animal; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.
- poolˈer noun
pool - Business Definition
- A temporary affiliation of two or more people formed for the purpose of attempting to manipulate a security's price and/or volume. The pool is necessary in order to acquire the capital needed to manipulate a stock having a large market value. Pools were especially popular in the 1920s and early 1930s, but now have been regulated out of existence. See also blind pool, trading pool.
- See mortgage pool.
- A group of insurers and reinsurers who join together to share risks and premiums.
pool - Investment & Finance Definition
- A temporary affiliation of two or more people in an attempt to manipulate a security's price and/or volume. The pool is necessary in order to acquire the capital needed to manipulate a stock having a large market value. Pools were especially popular in the 1920s and early 1930s but now have been regulated out of existence. See also blind pool, trading pool.
- See mortgage pool.
pool - Medical Definition