Definitions of pool

  1. To put into a common fund in order to share the profits.
  2. To put into a common fund.
  3. To form a common fund.
  4. join or form a pool of people
  5. combine into a common fund; " We pooled resources"
  6. 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 reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon.
  7. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
  8. 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.
  9. A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table.
  10. In rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners.
  11. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
  12. A combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $ 10, 000 into the pool.
  13. A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
  14. An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
  15. To put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
  16. To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.
  17. Small pond.
  18. To form a pool.
  19. an association of companies for some definite purpose
  20. any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
  21. a small lake; " the pond was too small for sailing"
  22. an excavation that is ( usually) filled with water
  23. an organization of people or resources that can be shared; " a car pool"; " a secretarial pool"; " when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool"
  24. something resembling a pool of liquid; " he stood in a pool of light"; " his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
  25. a small body of standing water ( rainwater) or other liquid; " there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; " the body lay in a pool of blood"
  26. any communal combination of funds; " everyone contributed to the pool"
  27. A small body of water; a puddle; a kind of billiards; the money played for in certain gambling games or the place where it is kept; a common fund of money raised to speculate with, or the persons putting up the money.
  28. A small body of water.
  29. The receptacle for the stakes in certain games: the stakes themselves: a variety of play at billiards.
  30. A small collection of liquid.
  31. A collective stake in a gambling game; a speculative combination; a common fund.
  32. A game played on a six- pocket billiard- table.
  33. A small collection of water in a hollow place.
  34. The stakes played for in certain games of cards, or the receptacle for them; a particular game at billiards.
  35. A piece of standing water less than a lake; a small collection of water, or of a liquid, in a hollow.