What is pool?

  • (noun): Any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets.
    Synonyms: pocket billiards
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pool, pools:

Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal - Pool
... A little-known summertime gem is the hospital's outdoor pool and patio located between the Hersey pavilion and Allan Memorial Institute ...
Ashfield, New South Wales - Landmarks - Swimming Pools
... Ashfield Aquatic Centre has 3 swimming pools ... The outdoor 50m pool is open all year round and heated in winter ... There is also a 25m indoor pool and a 33m water polo pool which was refurbished in 2009 ...
Letchworth - Sport and Leisure - Swimming
... Swimming also had an early start in the town - the first outdoor pool opening in 1908 ... The Club continues to use the outdoor pool - described by the Times Newspaper in 2004 as "Possibly the best open air pool in the area" - throughout the spring and summer ... As well as a 50 m six lane main pool with a large trainer pool alongside, the facility includes an extensive sun bathing area, and free parking ...
Pool - Other Uses
... Pool (surname), a surname (and list of people with the surname) Pooling (resource management), grouping together of resources or effort Press pool, group of news gathering organizations pooling ...
... centre in Stockholm, Sweden The outdoor pool was built for the 1962 European Aquatics Championships on the site of a former sewage treatment facility ... It has 25 m swimming pool with a depth of mostly 2.5 m but it varies due to a specially-constructed raisable floor. 50 m pool (Olympic size swimming pool) with a depth of 2.20 m at the edges and 2.60 m in the middle of the pool 50 m outdoor pool bubble pools learning pool "Lilla bassängen", the small pool, also with a raisable ...

More definitions of "pool":

  • (noun): The combined stakes of the betters.
    Synonyms: kitty
  • (noun): An excavation that is (usually) filled with water.
  • (verb): Combine into a common fund.
    Example: "We pooled resources"
  • (noun): A small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid.
    Example: "The body lay in a pool of blood"
    Synonyms: puddle
  • (noun): Any communal combination of funds.
    Example: "Everyone contributed to the pool"
  • (noun): An association of companies for some definite purpose.
    Synonyms: consortium, syndicate
  • (verb): Join or form a pool of people.
  • (noun): A small lake.
    Synonyms: pond
  • (noun): Something resembling a pool of liquid.
    Example: "He stood in a pool of light"
    Synonyms: puddle
  • (noun): An organization of people or resources that can be shared.
    Example: "A car pool"; "a secretarial pool"; "when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool"

Famous quotes containing the word pool:

    I hate to say it, Cory, but as a pool player you make a fine speedboat mechanic.
    Blake Edwards (b. 1922)

    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
    Joan Didion (b. 1934)

    As every pool reflects the image of the sun, so every thought and thing restores us an image and creature of the supreme Good. The universe is perforated by a million channels for his activity. All things mount and mount.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)