I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pōl; akin to Old High German pfuol pool Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a small and rather deep body of usually fresh water (2) a quiet place in a stream (3) a body of water forming above a dam b. something resembling a pool <
a pool of light
2. a small body of standing liquid 3. a continuous area of porous sedimentary rock that yields petroleum or gas 4. swimming pool II. intransitive verb Date: 1626 1. to form a pool 2. of blood to accumulate or become static (as in the veins of a bodily part) III. noun Etymology: French poule, literally, hen, from Old French, feminine of poul cock — more at pullet Date: 1708 1. a. an aggregate stake to which each player of a game has contributed b. all the money bet by a number of persons on a particular event 2. a. a game played on an English billiard table in which each of the players stakes a sum and the winner takes all b. any of various games of billiards played on an oblong table having 6 pockets with usually 15 object balls 3. an aggregation of the interests or property of different persons made to further a joint undertaking by subjecting them to the same control and a common liability 4. a readily available supply: as a. the whole quantity of a particular material present in the body and available for function or the satisfying of metabolic demands b. a body product (as blood) collected from many donors and stored for later use c. a group of people available for some purpose <
a shrinking pool of applicants
typing pool
5. gene pool 6. a group of journalists from usually several news organizations using pooled resources (as television equipment) to produce shared coverage especially of events to which access is restricted IV. transitive verb Date: 1879 to combine (as resources) in a common pool or effort

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • pool — pool …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • pool — [ pul ] n. m. • 1887; mot angl.→ 2. poule ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Groupement (de personnes physiques ou morales) assurant la gestion commune d une opération, de ressources, de moyens. ⇒ coopération; cartel, entente, groupe. Le pool charbon acier : la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pool — may refer to: Bodies of water*Plunge pool, small, deep body of water *The River Pool, river in England, tributary to the River Ravensbourne *Reflecting pool, shallow pool of water designed to reflect a structure and its surroundings: **Capitol… …   Wikipedia

  • Pool — (dt. Becken) bezeichnet: ein Schwimmbecken oder Swimmingpool ein indisches Massemaß, 1 Pool = 45,359 Gramm Pool (Kongo), eine Region in der Republik Kongo im Pétanque bzw. Boule Spiel eine Anfangsformation (Vierergruppe einer Vorrunde). Bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pool — Pool, n. [F. poule, properly, a hen. See {Pullet}.] [Written also {poule}.] 1. The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pool — 1 n 1: an aggregation of the interests, obligations, or undertakings of several parties working together an insurance pool 2: a group of people available for some purpose see also jury pool pool 2 vt: to combine (as a …   Law dictionary

  • pool — pool1 [po͞ol] n. [ME < OE pol, akin to Du poel & Ger pfuhl, prob. ult. < IE base * bhel , to shine, glimmer] 1. a small pond, as in a garden 2. a small collection of liquid, as a puddle 3. SWIMMING POOL 4. a deep, still spot in a river ☆ …   English World dictionary

  • pool — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. TS econ., fin. aggregazione, coalizione di imprese operanti nello stesso settore economico, o in settori complementari, per l adozione di comuni politiche di mercato 2. TS econ. organismo internazionale… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Pool — Pool, n. [AS. p[=o]l; akin to LG. pool, pohl, D. poel, G. pfuhl; cf. Icel. pollr, also W. pwll, Gael. poll.] 1. A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pool — Ⅰ. pool [1] ► NOUN 1) a small area of still water. 2) (also swimming pool) an artificial pool for swimming in. 3) a small, shallow patch of liquid lying on a surface. 4) a deep place in a river. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • pool — s.n. Înţelegere temporară între întreprinderi privind stabilirea unor preţuri comune, a folosirii în comun a unor patente sau a influenţării cursului hârtiilor de valoare. [pron. pul. / < engl.. pool – asociaţie]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.07 …   Dicționar Român

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”