|1.||[ noun ] an excavation that is (usually) filled with water|
|Related terms:||excavation swimming_pool wading_pool water_jump cistern|
|2.||[ verb ] combine into a common fund|
"We pooled resources"
|3.||[ verb ] add together from different sources|
|Related terms:||contribute group combine|
|4.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||organization typing_pool|
|5.||[ noun ] (business) an association of companies for some definite purpose|
|Related terms:||association trust syndicate|
|6.||[ noun ] (geography) a small lake|
"the pond was too small for sailing"
|Related terms:||lake millpond swimming_hole mere horsepond water_hole fishpond|
|7.||[ noun ] (finance,business) any communal combination of funds|
"everyone contributed to the pool"
|Related terms:||reserve_account stake|
|8.||[ noun ] a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid|
"there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain" "the body lay in a pool of blood"
|Related terms:||body_of_water mud_puddle billabong puddle|
|9.||[ noun ] (business) the combined stakes of the betters|
|10.||[ noun ] something resembling a pool of liquid|
"he stood in a pool of light" "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1990|
|12.||[ noun ] (games) any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets|
|Related terms:||table_game snooker masse miscue carom break|