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Verb
/po͞ol/,
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pools, plural;
  1. (of two or more people or organizations) Put (money or other assets) into a common fund
    • - they entered a contract to pool any gains and invest them profitably
  2. Share (things) for the benefit of all those involved
    • - a pooling of ideas
Noun
  1. A supply of vehicles or goods available for use when needed
    • - the oldest vehicle in the motor pool
  2. A group of people available for work when required
    • - the typing pool
  3. A group of people considered as a resource
    • - a nationwide pool of promising high-school students
  4. An arrangement, illegal in many countries, between competing parties to fix prices or rates and share business in order to eliminate competition

  5. A common fund into which all contributors pay and from which financial backing is provided
    • - big public investment pools
  6. A source of common funding for speculative operations on financial markets
    • - a huge pool of risk capital
  7. A group of contestants who compete against each other in a tournament for the right to advance to the next round

  8. The collective amount of players' stakes in gambling or sweepstakes; a kitty

  9. A game played on a table using fifteen colored and numbered balls and a white cue ball


  1. combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"
  2. an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  3. join or form a pool of people
  4. pond: a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"
  5. 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"
  6. consortium: an association of companies for some definite purpose
  7. Pool is an album by John Zorn featuring his early "game piece" composition of the same name. The album, first released on vinyl on Parachute Records in 1980, and later released on CD on Tzadik Records with an additional bonus track featuring a test recording of Archery as part of the The ...
  8. A pool in computer science is a set of initialised resources that are kept ready to use, rather than allocated and destroyed on demand. A client of the pool will request an object from the pool and perform operations on the returned object. ...
  9. Pool, also known as pocket billiards, is the general term for a family of cue sports played on a pool table with six receptacles called pockets along the , into which balls are deposited as the main goal of play.
  10. The pot in poker refers to the sum of money that players wager during a single hand or game, according to the betting rules of the variant being played. It is likely that the word "pot" is related to or derived from the word "jackpot."
  11. Pool is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the southeastern part of the country. It borders the departments of Bouenza, Lékoumou, and Plateaux, and internationally, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also surrounds the commune district of the national capital, Brazzaville. ...
  12. Pooling is a resource management term that refers to the grouping together of resources (assets, equipment, effort, etc.) for the purposes of maximizing advantage and/or minimizing risk to the users. The term is used in many disciplines.
  13. 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; as, the pools of Solomon --Wyclif; A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle; A swimming pool; A supply of resources; to put ...
  14. (Pooling) Method by which each member of an insurance pool shares in each and every risk written by the other members of the pool.
  15. (Pooling) The consolidation and combining of leased land with adjoining leased tracts.  The area is called a pool or a unit.
  16. (Pooling) The sharing of cargo or the profit or loss from freight by member lines of a liner conference. Pooling arrangements do not exist in all conferences.
  17. (pooling) The practice of underwriting a number of small groups as if they constituted one large group.
  18. Pooling is the basic concept behind mutual funds. A fund pools the money of thousands of individual and institutional investors who share common financial goals. The fund uses this pool to buy a diversified portfolio of investments
  19. (Pooling) A term frequently used interchangeably with “unitization” but more properly used to denominate the bringing together of small tracts sufficient for the granting of a well permit under applicable spacing rules, as distinguished from unitization, which term is used to describe the joint ...
  20. (POOLING) the undesired collection of water on top of a Patio Cover due to the incorrectly designed slope promoting leakage and or eventual collapse in some Patio Cover brands.
  21. (Pooling) 1) Members: When two members combine miles or points from different accounts to redeem an award. Usually not allowed, but sometimes is permissible for family members or spouses. ...
  22. (Pooling) A budgeting concept in Colleague that allows a reporting unit to have one overall budget for multiple account numbers. An "Umbrella" account number is established and is linked with multiple "Poolee" account numbers. ...
  23. (Pooling) A partnership between two or more agencies/organizations that work together to define requirements and choose a Contractor for their jointly awarded task order.
  24. (Pooling) A practice in larger child care settings where children of various ages are brought together as they arrive at the beginning of the day or depart at the end of the day to consolidate the number of staff needed to meet child:staff ratios.
  25. (Pooling) A shipping term for the practice of combining shipment from multiple shippers into a truckload in order to reduce shipping charges.