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Pool appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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  • KC, answer DNA loop award. Emit time. Draw a pool. Andrew, snack.
  • To lap up a pool, I saw one gasser do dressage now as I loop a pup a lot.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pool:


The word pool is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pool

What does pool mean as a name of something?

Pool is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: pools

  1. an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  2. a small lake
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of pool: pond
    • more generic word: lake = a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
    • more specific terms:
      • fishpond = a freshwater pond with fish
      • horsepond = a pond for watering horses
      • mere = a small pond of standing water
      • millpond = a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel
      • swimming hole = a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming
      • water hole = a natural hole or hollow containing water
  3. an organization of people or resources that can be shared
    • examples: a car pool | a secretarial pool | when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together
    • more specific term: typing pool = a group of typists who can work for different persons
  4. an association of companies for some definite purpose
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of pool: consortium / syndicate
    • more generic word: association = a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • more specific terms: corporate trust / combine / cartel / trust = a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
  5. any communal combination of funds
    • example: everyone contributed to the pool
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic terms: reserve account / reserve fund = funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
    • part: stakes / stake / wager / bet = the money risked on a gamble
  6. a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    • example: the body lay in a pool of blood
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of pool: puddle
    • more generic terms: body of water / water = the part of the earth's surface covered with water
    • more specific terms:
      • billabong = a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
      • mud puddle = a puddle of mud
  7. the combined stakes of the betters
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of pool: kitty
    • more generic words: bet / stake / stakes / wager = the money risked on a gamble
  8. something resembling a pool of liquid
    • example: he stood in a pool of light
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of pool: puddle
    • more generic terms: place / spot / topographic point = a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  9. any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of pool: pocket billiards
    • more generic term: table game = a game that is played on a table
    • more specific word: snooker = a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
    • parts:
      • 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 shot / masse = a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically
      • miscue = a faulty shot in billiards

Alternative definition of the noun pool


  1. 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
  2. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle
  3. A swimming pool
  4. A supply of resources
  5. [uncountable] A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table
  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. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join
  8. The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a share; also, the receptacle for the stakes
  9. 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; for example, as the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit, he put $10,000 into the pool
  10. [rail transport] A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement
  11. [legal] An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities
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Specialised definition of the noun pool

Glossary of sports

an artificial area of water in which swimming events take place (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a game played with a cue, a white ball and 15 balls on a felt-covered table with six pockets (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a game similar to snooker (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / fencing

a grouping of fencers or teams in a competition

Definition of the verb pool

What does pool mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pooled | pooling | pools

  1. combine into a common fund
    • example: We pooled resources
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]Herman connected the computers | The merger associated the two companies
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman added a computer to the network
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb]John and Mary are engaged | Our computers connected | Plays and ballets alternate
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherThese computers connected well together
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] togetherOur computers connected together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with / into / to [Patient 2]My computer connected to his computer

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): connect, join, link, network, pair, unite.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: share = use jointly or in common
  2. join or form a pool of people
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: aggroup / group = form a group or group together


"Pool" a.k.a. "Swimfan", also known as Fanatica, is a 2002 American teen psychological thriller film directed by John Polson and written by Charles Bohl and Phillip Schneider. The film stars Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, and Shiri Appleby.


  1. "Pool" is a book by Ajay Sahgal.
    • also known as "Pool: a novel"
  2. "Pool" is a book by Ralph Hawkins.


  1. "Pool" is a video game.
    • genre: Sports game
  2. "Pool" is a video game.
    • genre: Sports game
    • publisher: Mastertronic


  1. Pool is a fictional character from the 1989 film Driving Force.
  2. Pool is a fictional character from the 2001 film The Long Run.

There are other characters with in their name, like Pool Boy, Pool guy, Pool Man, Man in Pool, Pool Player, Girl at Pool and Pool Attendant.


  1. "Pool" is an album by John Zorn featuring his early "game piece" composition of the same name which was first released on vinyl on Parachute Records in 1980 as a double album including the composition "Hockey". The album was released on CD on Tzadik Records with an additional bonus track featuring a test recording of Archery as part of The Parachute Years Box Set in 1997 and as a single CD in 2000. The album was the first released solely under Zorn's name following his collaboration with Eugene Chadbourne, School.
  2. "Pool" is a musical album of Schneeweiss & Rosenrot.
    • released on
  3. "Pool" is a musical album of Lasse Lindh.
  4. "Pool" is a musical album of Adrian Weyermann.
  5. "Pool" is a musical album of Brendan Themes.
  6. "Pool" is a composition.
  7. "Pool" is a musical album of Repeat.


  1. Pool was an English cricketer who had amateur status. He played in major matches for London Cricket Club during the 1730s and is recorded taking part in a major single wicket match at Kennington Common on Monday, 11 August 1735. Others involved in the fixture were Dunn, Ellis, Marshall and Wakeland.
    • born in (316 years ago) in England
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Athlete, cricketer
  2. Pool is a german electronic artist.

There are other people with in their name, like Léa Pool, Mic Pool, Ted Pool, Tim Pool, Cord Pool, Gene pool, Hamp Pool, Hans Pool, Hugh Pool, John Pool and many others.


  1. Pool is a musical group.
    • albums: "Again St", "Once", "When Nothing Can Be Saved"
  2. POOL a.k.a. P∽L is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Ash Pool, Grace Pool, Plasma Pool, Abraxas Pool, Caspian Pool, Lindsey Pool, Pool Reverse, Drowning Pool, Hamilton Pool, pool bit boys, The Gene Pool, the audio pool, The Wheat Pool, Dip in the pool, The Orchid Pool, The Listening Pool, The Narcissus Pool, The Swimming Pool Q's, Où est le swimming pool and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool.


Pool is a record label.


  1. Pool is a village in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is bypassed by the A30, situated on the A3047 between Camborne and Redruth, between Tuckingmill and Illogan Highway.
  2. Pool a.k.a. Pool Department: 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. The regional capital is Kinkala. Principal towns include Boko, Kindamba and Mindouli. In the early 2000s, the Pool region was the home of a low-level insurgency led by Pasteur Ntumi. The region is named after the Pool Malebo, which is a particularly wide stretch of the Congo River.
  3. Pool is an unincorporated community in southwestern Nicholas County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along CR 41-7 just east of Route 41, south of the town of Summersville, the county seat of Nicholas County. Its elevation is 2,142 feet. Although Pool is unincorporated, it has a ZIP code of 26684; it once had its own post office, which opened on March 31, 1881, and closed on March 19, 2011.

There are other places with in their name, like Le Pool, Big Pool, Blue Pool, Coal Pool, South Pool, Greens Pool, Kenfig Pool, Mairee Pool, Medusa Pool, Pool's Cove, Silent Pool, Vernal pool, Devil's Pool, Minster Pool, The Wave Pool, Piula Cave Pool, Shoalstone Pool, Black Dragon Pool, Angourie Blue Pool.


  1. Pool a.k.a. +POOL is an initiative to bring a floating swimming pool to the East River, on the Manhattan and/or Brooklyn banks, in New York City; a permanent location has yet to been determined. The 9,300 square feet pool would be filled with water filtered from the river it floats in. The two companies behind it, Family New York and PlayLab, have been using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for the project.
  2. Pool: In computer science, a pool 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. When the client has finished with an object, it returns it to the pool rather than destroying it.
  3. Pool: ABC Pool was a website housed within the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as part of ABC Radio National's Multi-platform and Content Development department. The site was launched as a public beta in August 2008 and is a space where people can upload, share, collaborate and communicate with other members of the 'Pool' community. Some of the best work on the site has resulted in on-air outcomes through programs on ABC Radio National and ABC Open network. ABC Pool was a project that explores the space between broadcast and participatory media.
  4. Pool is a print ad.
  5. Pool or other swimming facility available for guests.
  6. Pool is a geographical feature category.
    • also known as Pools

Phrases with Pool

Phrases starting with the word Pool:

  1. pool cue
  2. pool ball
  3. Pool Barb
  4. Pool hall
  5. Pool Party
  6. pool stick
  7. pool table

Phrases ending with the word Pool:

  1. car pool
  2. Cow Pool
  3. Lap Pool
  4. Bank pool
  5. Gene pool
  6. Jury Pool
  7. Meme pool
  8. blind pool
  9. dirty pool
  10. labor pool
  11. motor pool
  12. Press pool
  13. Patent pool

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Pool

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Google previewManagerial Uses of Accounting Information (2008)

by Joel Demski

Definition 9 A cost pool is a temporary collection of factor costs. In Example 4.1 we had three cost pools, one for each of ...

Google previewWindows Command Line Self-Study Training Kit (2016)

by William Stanek Training Solutions

The nonpaged pool is an area of system memory area for objects that cannot be written to disk, and must remain in physical...

Google previewThe Species Problem (2003)

Biological Species, Ontology, and the Metaphysics of Biology by David N. Stamos

The gene pool is a historical entity, in that it not only exists at a given time, but can also show transformation by...

says “In theory, the gene pool is an abstract conception of a set of reproducing genetic units, within ...

Google previewCutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012 (2011)

by Ken Siri, Tony Lyons

Much like a therapeutic ball, a bolster, a mat or a swing, the pool is a means to an end, not a treatment in and of itself.

the pool is an excellent location to work on: • Transitional stress • Social ...

Google previewInstant InnoDB (2012)

by Matt Reid

buffer pool is a memory-based cache for your table data as well as index data.

Google previewFinance: The Basics (2010)

by Erik Banks

A dark pool is a venue or mechanism that contains anonymous, non-displayed trading liquidity that is available for execution.

Google previewLearning Ceph (2015)

by Karan Singh

A Ceph pool is a logical partition to store objects that provides an organized way of storage. We will learn about pools in detail later in this chapter. Now, let's discover objects, which are the smallest unit of data storage in Ceph. Once a Ceph ...

Google previewThe "square deal" (1905)

or, Flashes from the business searchlight; humanity's plea for justice and protection against oppression by the great financial and commercial powers whose marvelous growth is the wonder of the twentieth century by Herbert B. Mulford, Trumbull White

A pool is an association of men or corporations, bound by some understanding or agreement, to act in concert in a...

Google previewSanta Fe with Kids from A to Z (2005)

Top Things to See, Top Things to Do, Top Day Trips, Top Museums, Plus Kid-friendly Restaurants and an Annual Calendar of Not-to-miss Events by Mary Catherine Mathews, Kelsey Daly

The tot pool is an oasis for kids under 7. They splash around in shallow water while parents sit and watch. . . or splash along with them. The little ones flock to the frog slide and to the waterfall, which is shaped like a big mushroom. Adjacent to ...

Google previewInput/output System of Minicomputers (1989)

1/0 Software of PDP Computers by Jingxuan Xue

System pool is the area in the main memory specifically allocated by the Executive for storing all the variable parts of the system data tables. This area is called the...

Google previewWhere Dwarfs Reign (1997)

A Tropical Rain Forest in Puerto Rico by Kathryn Robinson

The Mameyes Pool is the best-known of the forest's swimming holes. Some 15 feet wide, 60 feet long and...

When there is no flooding, a swampy plain behind the Mameyes Pool is a favored local campground. Hundreds of sierra palms crowd ...

Google previewExercise Your Way to Health: Type 2 Diabetes (2010)

Exercise Plans to Improve Your Life by Paula Coates, Thuvia Flannery

swimming Your local swimming pool is a great place to start exercising if you have diabetes. If you're overweight, haven't exercised for a while , ...

Google previewBusiness Process Management (2012)

10th International Conference, BPM 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3-6, 2012, Proceedings by Alistair Barros, Avigdor Gal, Ekkart Kindler

The intra-WSN pool is the part where the WSN logic is specified, while the WSNaware pool is a classical BPMN process. The splitting into process logic executed inside and outside the WSN forces the modeler to explicitly model interactions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Before rushing to the sea in a succession of cascades and rapids, through rock gorges that compress the water into fast- moving chutes of white foam, the powerful river bulges out to make Pool Malebo, an expanse so huge that it contains ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)

by Ward Chesworth

The labile pool may be best defined as an arbitrary measure of the ions in the solid phase which may exchange rapidly with ions of the same element in solution, so as to replace these ions in solution as they become lost from the system ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, Volume 69 (Supplement 1) (2001)

by Rayford Anthony

to remain suspended in the atmosphere rather than "raining out" into an evaporating pool on the ground. For a discharge of material from a reactive system, the models required to fully understand the system may be quite complex and data ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Street Crime in America (2013)

by Jeffrey Ian Ross

For lower-class young men, the pool hall was a venue for a rite of passage into adulthood. Learning the game and its rituals constituted the ritual structure. As the decades passed, pool fell from favor and workingmen began to accept the ...

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Quotes about Pool

At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it. (Krista Allen)
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Scrabble value of P3O1O1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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