[[t]pul[/t]]n.1) a small body of standing water; a small pond2) a still, deep place in a stream3) any small collection of liquid on a surface; puddle:a pool of blood[/ex]5) gel pet a subterranean accumulation of oil or gas6) to form a pool7) phl (of blood) to accumulate in a body part or organ8) to cause pools to form in•Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE pōl; c. D poel, G Pfuhl IIpool[[t]pul[/t]] n.1) gamAlso called pocket billiards any of various games played on a billiard table with a cue ball and 15 other balls that are driven into pockets.2) gama) the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a raceb) the combination of such bettors3) bus an association of competitors who conspire to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for their mutual benefit4)a) a combination of resources, funds, etc., for common advantageb) the combined resources or funds5)a) a facility or service shared by a group of people:a car pool; a typing pool[/ex]b) the persons involved6) the stakes in certain games7) to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common fund8) to form a pool of9) to make a common interest of10) to enter into or form a pool•Etymology: 1685–95; < F poule stakes, lit., hen. See pullet pool′er, n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.