- pool1 [ pul ] noun ***▸ 1 area of liquid▸ 2 a game played on table▸ 3 light shining on area▸ 4 competition▸ 5 group someone is chosen from1. ) count a small area of still liquid:The water collected in a little pool at the bottom of the cliff.pool of: a muddy road dotted with pools of rainwatera pool of blooda ) a SWIMMING POOL2. ) uncount a game in which two players hit balls into holes at the edges of a table using a long stick called a cue3. ) count a small area of light:pool of: The sun cast a small pool of light on the dirty floor.4. ) uncount a competition in which people try to guess the result of a game, competition, etc. and win money5. ) count a group of people who are available to work:The training program is helping to establish a pool of local qualified craftsmen.=> TYPING POOLa ) a number or amount of something available for sharingpoolpool 2 [ pul ] verb transitiveto share something such as money, ideas, equipment, etc. with a group of people, especially so that they can work more effectively together:It seemed sensible for us to pool our resources.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.