|n.||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 reservoir for water; |
|2.||A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.|
|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.|
|2.||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.|
|3.||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.|
|4.||Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.|
|5.||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; |
|6.||(Railroads) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.|
|7.||(Law) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.|
|v. t.||1.||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; |
|v. i.||1.||To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.|
|Noun||1.||pool - an excavation that is (usually) filled with water|
|2.||pool - a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"|
|3.||pool - 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"|
|4.||pool - an association of companies for some definite purpose|
|5.||pool - any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"|
|6.||pool - 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"|
|7.||pool - the combined stakes of the betters|
|8.||pool - something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"|
|9.||pool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets|
Synonyms: pocket billiards
|Verb||1.||pool - combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"|
|2.||pool - join or form a pool of people|
POOL. A small lake of standing water.
2. By the grant of a pool, it is said, both the land and water will pass. Co. Litt. 5. Vide Stagnum; Water. Undoubtedly the right to fish, and probably the right to use hydraulic works, will be acquired by such grant. 2 N. Hamps. Rep. 259; An on Wat. Courses, 47; Plowd. 161; Vaugh. 103; Bac. Ab. Grants, H 3; Com. Dig. Grant, E 5; 5 Cowen, 216; Cro. Jac. 150; 1 Lev. 44; Co. Litt. 5.
|POOL - Parallel Object-Oriented Language.|
A series of languages from Philips Research Labs.
See POOL2, POOL-I, POOL-T.