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Definition 1: any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) a game that is played on a table

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

(pool is a part of ...) the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool

(pool is a part of ...) a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

(pool is a part of ...) 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

(pool is a part of ...) a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball

Definition 2: an excavation that is (usually) filled with water - [noun denoting artifact]

(pool is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of pool ) an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater

(... is a kind of pool ) pool that provides a facility for swimming

"`swimming bath' is a British term"

(... is a kind of pool ) a shallow pool for children

(... is a kind of pool ) a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest

Definition 3: an association of companies for some definite purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

(... is a kind of pool ) a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

"they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

Definition 4: an organization of people or resources that can be shared - [noun denoting group]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(pool is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of pool ) a group of typists who can work for different persons

Definition 5: something resembling a pool of liquid - [noun denoting location]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

Definition 6: a small lake - [noun denoting object]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pond was too small for sailing

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

(... is a kind of pool ) a freshwater pond with fish

(... is a kind of pool ) a pond for watering horses

(... is a kind of pool ) a small pond of standing water

(... is a kind of pool ) a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel

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

(... is a kind of pool ) a natural hole or hollow containing water

Definition 7: a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid - [noun denoting object]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

"they invaded our territorial waters" "they were sitting by the water's edge"

(... is a kind of pool ) a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently

(... is a kind of pool ) a puddle of mud

"the children loved a mud puddle"

Definition 8: any communal combination of funds - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everyone contributed to the pool

(pool is a kind of ...) funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments

(pool is a part of ...) the money risked on a gamble

Definition 9: the combined stakes of the betters - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for pool in the sense of this definition

(pool is a kind of ...) the money risked on a gamble

Definition 10: join or form a pool of people - [verb of competition]

(pool is a kind of ...) form a group or group together

Definition 11: combine into a common fund - [verb of possession]

Samples where pool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We pooled resources

(pool is a kind of ...) use jointly or in common

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