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Pool meaning

pool - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. join or form a pool of people
  2. 2. combine into a common fund; " We pooled resources"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
  8. 8. 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; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $ 10, 000 into the pool.
  9. 9. A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
  10. 10. An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
  11. 11. 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; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
  12. 12. To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.
  13. 13. Small pond.

pool - examples of usage

  1. If you have anything you want to add to our pool party ideas, please email me.
  2. The pool was less than fifty yards away. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. No one came to his pool. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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