pool1 W2S2 [pu:l] n
1¦(for swimming)¦
2¦(area of water)¦
3 pool of water/blood/light etc
5¦(group of people)¦
6¦(shared money/things)¦
7 the pools
[Sense: 1-3; Origin: Old English pol]
[Sense: 4, 5-8; Date: 1600-1700; : French; Origin: poule 'hen'; perhaps because a chicken was the target or prize in a game]
a hole or container that has been specially made and filled with water so that people can swim or play in it
They have a nice pool in their backyard.
a shallow pool suitable for children
a small area of still water in a hollow place
pools of water with tiny fish in them
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant pools of water.
3.) pool of water/blood/light etc
a small area of liquid or light on a surface
A guard found him lying in a pool of blood.
a pool of light formed by the street lamp above
4.) ¦(GAME)¦[U]
a game in which you use a stick to hit numbered balls into holes around a table, which is often played in bars
shoot/play pool
We went to the pub and played pool.
a group of people who are available to work or to do an activity when they are needed
pool of
a pool of talented applicants to choose from
The region has a large and talented labour pool .
6.) ¦(SHARED MONEY/THINGS)¦ [C usually singular]
a number of things or an amount of money that is shared by a group of people
Both partners put money into a common pool.
7.) the pools
a system in Britain in which people try to win money each week by guessing the results of football games
I do the pools sometimes.
Dad won £40 on the pools .
8.) ¦(SPORTS)¦ AmE
a game in which people try to win money by guessing the result of a sports game, or the money that is collected from these people for this
the office basketball pool
pool 2
pool2 v [T]
to combine your money, ideas, skills etc with those of other people so that you can all use them
Investors agreed to pool their resources to develop the property.
The students worked together, pooling their knowledge.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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