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pool



pool [pool pools pooled pooling] noun, verb BrE [puːl] NAmE [puːl]
noun  
 
FOR SWIMMING
1. countable = swimming pool
Does the hotel have a pool?
relaxing by the pool
see also plunge pool  
 
OF WATER
2. countable a small area of still water, especially one that has formed naturally
freshwater pools
a rock pool (= between rocks by the sea)  
 
OF LIQUID/LIGHT
3. countable ~ (of sth) a small amount of liquid or light lying on a surface
The body was lying in a pool of blood.
a pool of light  
 
GROUP OF THINGS/PEOPLE
4. countable ~ (of sth) a supply of things or money that is shared by a group of people and can be used when needed
a pool of cars used by the firm's sales force
a pool car
5. countable ~ (of sth) a group of people available for work when needed
a pool of cheap labour
a typing pool (= a group of people who share a company's typing work)  
 
GAME
6. uncountable a game for two people played with 16 balls on a table, often in pubs and bars. Players use ↑cues (= long sticks) to try to hit the balls into pockets at the edge of the table
a pool table
to shoot (= play) pool
compare billiards, ↑snooker  
 
FOOTBALL
7. the poolsplural = football pools
He does the pools every week.
a pools winner
see also gene pool

Word Origin:
n. senses 1 to 3 Old English pōl West Germanic Dutch poel German Pfuhl n. senses 4 to 7 and v. late 17th cent. French poule ‘stake, kitty’ pool ‘small area of liquid’

Thesaurus:
pool noun C
The waterfall cascades into a small pool below.
pond • • lake
a deep pool/pond/lake
the edge/surface/bottom/middle of a pool/pond/lake

Example Bank:
A girl invited me over to her pool party.
A member of the press pool shouted out a question to the president.
Do you play pool?
He swam three lengths of the pool.
I left the diving pool after my session on the springboards.
I slipped on the wet pool deck and fell down.
Jack works there as a pool boy.
Rhinos are fond of wallowing in muddy pools and sandy riverbeds.
Supporting a diverse work force broadens our pool of talent.
The body lay in a dark pool of blood.
The children waded in the shallow rock pools.
The park is full of hot water springs and bubbling mud pools.
The wick floated in a pool of oil.
There's a great talent pool in the business community.
They draw on funds from a common pool.
They share a common gene pool.
They will share a limited pool of money with other defendants.
We gave the children an inflatable paddling pool for Christmas.
We need to increase our applicant pool.
You won't have to drain the pool so often.
a 25 m lap pool
a growing pool of data
a large pool of cheap labour/labor
a method of expanding the pool of potential investors
a sauna and plunge pool
a shrinking pool of assets
a strong pool of talent in the company
a unique new wave pool
a vast pool of knowledge on best practices
animals wallowing in the mud pools
babies born in birthing pools
pools of light
pools of water
the available pool of really good people
this nation's diverse talent pool
The purpose of an insurance company is to provide a pool of funds from which to meet claims made by its customers.
The waterfall cascades into the pool below.
There is a pool of cars used by the firm's salesmen.
There was a pool of water at the bottom of the garden.
They went looking for crabs in rock pools.

 
verb ~ sth
to collect money, information, etc. from different people so that it can be used by all of them
The students work individually, then pool their ideas in groups of six.
Police forces across the country are pooling resources in order to solve this crime.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
n. senses 1 to 3 Old English pōl West Germanic Dutch poel German Pfuhl n. senses 4 to 7 and v. late 17th cent. French poule ‘stake, kitty’ pool ‘small area of liquid’
 

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