1. [ noun ] an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
Related terms: excavation swimming_pool wading_pool water_jump cistern
2. [ verb ] combine into a common fund

"We pooled resources"

Related terms: share
3. [ verb ] add together from different sources
Synonyms: combine

"combine resources"

Related terms: contribute group combine
4. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: organization typing_pool
5. [ noun ] (business) an association of companies for some definite purpose
Synonyms: syndicate consortium
Related terms: association trust syndicate
6. [ noun ] (geography) a small lake
Synonyms: pond

"the pond was too small for sailing"

Related terms: lake millpond swimming_hole mere horsepond water_hole fishpond
7. [ noun ] (finance,business) any communal combination of funds

"everyone contributed to the pool"

Related terms: reserve_account stake
8. [ noun ] a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
Synonyms: puddle

"there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain" "the body lay in a pool of blood"

Related terms: body_of_water mud_puddle billabong puddle
9. [ noun ] (business) the combined stakes of the betters
Synonyms: kitty
Related terms: stake
10. [ noun ] something resembling a pool of liquid
Synonyms: puddle

"he stood in a pool of light" "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

Related terms: topographic_point
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1990
12. [ noun ] (games) any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
Synonyms: pocket_billiards
Related terms: table_game snooker masse miscue carom break
Similar spelling:   Poole