pool

pool
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[[t]pul[/t]]
n.
1) a small body of standing water; a small pond
2) a still, deep place in a stream
3) any small collection of liquid on a surface; puddle:
a pool of blood[/ex]
5) gel pet a subterranean accumulation of oil or gas
6) to form a pool
7) phl (of blood) to accumulate in a body part or organ
8) to cause pools to form in
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE pōl; c. D poel, G Pfuhl II
pool
[[t]pul[/t]] n.
1) gam
Also 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) gam
a) the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a race
b) the combination of such bettors
3) bus an association of competitors who conspire to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for their mutual benefit
4)
a) a combination of resources, funds, etc., for common advantage
b) the combined resources or funds
5)
a) a facility or service shared by a group of people:
a car pool; a typing pool[/ex]
b) the persons involved
6) the stakes in certain games
7) to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common fund
8) to form a pool of
9) to make a common interest of
10) 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.

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