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POOL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pool mean? 

POOL (noun)
  The noun POOL has 9 senses:

1. an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
2. a small lake
3. an organization of people or resources that can be shared
4. an association of companies for some definite purpose
5. any communal combination of funds
6. a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
7. the combined stakes of the betters
8. something resembling a pool of liquid
9. any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

  Familiarity information: POOL used as a noun is familiar.


POOL (verb)
  The verb POOL has 2 senses:

1. combine into a common fund
2. join or form a pool of people

  Familiarity information: POOL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POOL (noun)


Sense 1pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An excavation that is (usually) filled with water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

excavation (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

cistern (an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater)

natatorium; swimming bath; swimming pool (pool that provides a facility for swimming)

wading pool (a shallow pool for children)

water jump (a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest)


Sense 2pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small lake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

pond; pool

Context example:

the pond was too small for sailing

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

lake (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

water hole (a natural hole or hollow containing water)

swimming hole (a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming)

millpond (a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel)

mere (a small pond of standing water)

horsepond (a pond for watering horses)

fishpond (a freshwater pond with fish)


Sense 3pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organization of people or resources that can be shared

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

a car pool / a secretarial pool / when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

organisation; organization (a group of people who work together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

typing pool (a group of typists who can work for different persons)


Sense 4pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An association of companies for some definite purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

consortium; syndicate; pool

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

association (a formal organization of people or groups of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

cartel; combine; corporate trust; trust (a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service)


Sense 5pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any communal combination of funds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

everyone contributed to the pool

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

reserve account; reserve fund (funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments)

Meronyms (parts of "pool"):

bet; stake; stakes; wager (the money risked on a gamble)


Sense 6pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

puddle; pool

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

billabong (a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently)

mud puddle (a puddle of mud)


Sense 7pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The combined stakes of the betters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

kitty; pool

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

bet; stake; stakes; wager (the money risked on a gamble)


Sense 8pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something resembling a pool of liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

puddle; pool

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)


Sense 9pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pocket billiards; pool

Hypernyms ("pool" is a kind of...):

table game (a game that is played on a table)

Meronyms (parts of "pool"):

break (the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool)

cannon; carom (a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other)

masse; masse shot (a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball)

miscue (a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pool"):

snooker (a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball)


POOL (verb)


Sense 1pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Combine into a common fund

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

We pooled resources

Hypernyms (to "pool" is one way to...):

share (use jointly or in common)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pool [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Join or form a pool of people

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "pool" is one way to...):

aggroup; group (form a group or group together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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