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  9  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pool  \Pool\,  n.  [F.  poule,  properly,  a  hen.  See  {Pullet}.] 
  [Written  also  {poule}.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  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. 
  Note:  This  game  is  played  variously,  but  commonly  with 
  fifteen  balls,  besides  one  cue  ball,  the  contest  being 
  to  drive  the  most  balls  into  the  pockets. 
  He  plays  pool  at  the  billiard  houses. 
  3.  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. 
  4.  Any  gambling  or  commercial  venture  in  which  several 
  persons  join 
  5.  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. 
  6.  (Railroads)  A  mutual  arrangement  between  competing  lines, 
  by  which  the  receipts  of  all  are  aggregated,  and  then 
  distributed  pro  rata  according  to  agreement. 
  7.  (Law)  An  aggregation  of  properties  or  rights,  belonging  to 
  different  people  in  a  community,  in  a  common  fund,  to  be 
  charged  with  common  liabilities. 
  {Pin  pool},  a  variety  of  the  game  of  billiards  in  which  small 
  wooden  pins  are  set  up  to  be  knocked  down  by  the  balls. 
  {Pool  ball},  one  of  the  colored  ivory  balls  used  in  playing 
  the  game  at  billiards  called  pool. 
  {Pool  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  redshank.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Pool  table},  a  billiard  table  with  pockets. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pool  \Pool\,  n.  [AS.  p[=o]l;  akin  to  LG  pool,  pohl,  D.  poel,  G. 
  pfuhl  cf  Icel.  pollr,  also  W.  pwll,  Gael.  poll.] 
  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. 
  Charity  will  hardly  water  the  ground  where  it  must 
  first  fill  a  pool.  --Bacon. 
  The  sleepy  pool  above  the  dam.  --Tennyson. 
  2.  A  small  body  of  standing  or  stagnant  water;  a  puddle. 
  ``The  filthy  mantled  pool  beyond  your  cell.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pool  \Pool\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pooled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  Finally,  it  favors  the  poolingof  all  issues.  --U.  S. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pool  \Pool\,  v.  i. 
  To  combine  or  contribute  with  others  as  for  a  commercial, 
  speculative,  or  gambling  transaction. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  hole  that  is  (usually)  filled  with  water 
  2:  a  small  lake;  "the  pond  was  too  small  for  sailing"  [syn:  {pond}] 
  3:  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" 
  4:  an  association  of  companies  for  some  definite  purpose  [syn: 
  {consortium},  {syndicate}] 
  5:  any  communal  combination  of  funds;  "everyone  contributed  to 
  the  pool" 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {puddle}] 
  7:  the  combined  stakes  of  the  betters  [syn:  {kitty}] 
  8:  something  resembling  a  pool  of  liquid;  "he  stood  in  a  pool 
  of  light";  "his  chair  sat  in  a  puddle  of  books  and 
  magazines"  [syn:  {puddle}] 
  9:  any  of  various  games  played  on  a  pool  table  having  6  pockets 
  [syn:  {pocket  billiards}] 
  v  1:  combine  into  a  common  fund;  "We  pooled  resources" 
  2:  add  together,  as  of  resources  [syn:  {combine}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Pool,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26684 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Parallel  Object-Oriented  Language. 
  A  series  of  languages  from  {Philips  Research  Labs}. 
  See  {POOL2},  {POOL-I},  {POOL-T}. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  pond,  or  reservoir,  for  holding  water  (Heb.  berekhah  modern 
  Arabic,  birket),  an  artificial  cistern  or  tank.  Mention  is  made 
  of  the  pool  of  Gibeon  (2  Sam.  2:13);  the  pool  of  Hebron  (4:12); 
  the  upper  pool  at  Jerusalem  (2  Kings  18:17;  20:20);  the  pool  of 
  Samaria  (1  Kings  22:38);  the  king's  pool  (Neh.  2:14);  the  pool 
  of  Siloah  (Neh.  3:15;  Eccles.  2:6);  the  fishpools  of  Heshbon 
  (Cant.  7:4);  the  "lower  pool,"  and  the  "old  pool"  (Isa. 
  The  "pool  of  Bethesda"  (John  5:2,4,  7)  and  the  "pool  of 
  Siloam"  (John  9:7,  11)  are  also  mentioned.  Isaiah  (35:7)  says, 
  "The  parched  ground  shall  become  a  pool."  This  is  rendered  in 
  the  Revised  Version  "glowing  sand,"  etc  (marg.,  "the  mirage," 
  etc.).  The  Arabs  call  the  mirage  "serab,"  plainly  the  same  as 
  the  Hebrew  word  _sarab_,  here  rendered  "parched  ground."  "The 
  mirage  shall  become  a  pool",  i.e.,  the  mock-lake  of  the  burning 
  desert  shall  become  a  real  lake,  "the  pledge  of  refreshment  and 
  joy."  The  pools"  spoken  of  in  Isa.  14:23  are  the  marshes  caused 
  by  the  ruin  of  the  canals  of  the  Euphrates  in  the  neighbourhood 
  of  Babylon. 
  The  cisterns  or  pools  of  the  Holy  City  are  for  the  most  part 
  excavations  beneath  the  surface.  Such  are  the  vast  cisterns  in 
  the  temple  hill  that  have  recently  been  discovered  by  the 
  engineers  of  the  Palestine  Exploration  Fund.  These  underground 
  caverns  are  about  thirty-five  in  number,  and  are  capable  of 
  storing  about  ten  million  gallons  of  water.  They  are  connected 
  with  one  another  by  passages  and  tunnels. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Parallel  Object  Orientated  Language  (DOOM,  OOP) 

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