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Dictionary definition for: Pool

1. (n) an excavation that is (usually) filled with water

2. (v) combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"

3. (n) a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"

4. (v) join or form a pool of people

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) an association of companies for some definite purpose

7. (n) any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) the combined stakes of the betters

10. (n) something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light" "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

11. (n) any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

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