Crossword clues for pool
- See 36-Across
- Feature of the Buckingham Palace grounds
- Summer cooler
- March Madness activity
- Its winner beats the loser with a stick
- Facility often closed in the winter
- Shared funds
- Hotel amenity
- Ladder, part 2
- People pick pockets in it
- Rack-it game?
- Place to swim
- Summer Olympics venue
- Billiards game
- Game for bankers?
- Reporters' group
- An excavation that is (usually) filled with water
- A small lake
- An organization of people or resources that can be shared
- An association of companies for some definite purpose
- Any communal combination of funds
- A small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
- The combined stakes of the betters
- Lifeguard's beat
- Kind of cue
- Betting sum
- "Dirty" game
- It may be reflecting
- Sunbathing locale
- "Dirty" activity
- Office wagering
- Summer hangout
- Parlor game
- Bit of office fun
- Betting group
- People shoot it for fun
- Gene group
- Certain hotel amenity
- Price-manipulating group
- Banking is an important part of it
- Shooting game
- Lifeguard's watch
- Game involving banks
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pool \Pool\, n. [AS. p[=o]l; akin to LG. pool, pohl, D. poel, G. pfuhl; cf. Icel. pollr, also W. pwll, Gael. poll.]
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.
Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool.
The sleepy pool above the dam.
A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. ``The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell.''
Pool \Pool\, n. [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]
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.
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.
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.
Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
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.
(Railroads) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
(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.
Pool \Pool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pooled; p. pr. & vb. n. Pooling.] 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. Grant.
Pool \Pool\, v. i. To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"small body of water," Old English pol "small body of water; deep, still place in a river," from West Germanic *pol- (cognates: Old Frisian and Middle Low German pol, Dutch poel, Old High German pfuol, German Pfuhl). As a short form of swimming pool it is recorded from 1901. Pool party is from 1965.
"to make a common interest, put things into a pool," 1871, from pool (n.2). Related: Pooled; pooling.
of liquid, "to form a pool or pools," 1620s, from pool (n.1).
game similar to billiards, 1848, originally (1690s) a card game played for collective stakes (a "pool"), from French poule "stakes, booty, plunder," literally "hen," from Old French poille "hen, young fowl" (see foal (n.)).\n
\nPerhaps the original notion is from jeu de la poule, supposedly a game in which people threw things at a chicken and the player who hit it, won it, which speaks volumes about life in the Middle Ages. The notion behind the word, then, is "playing for money." The connection of "hen" and "stakes" is also present in Spanish polla and Walloon paie.\n
\nMeaning "collective stakes" in betting first recorded 1869; sense of "common reservoir of resources" is from 1917. Meaning "group of persons who share duties or skills" is from 1928. From 1933 as short for football pool in wagering. Pool shark is from 1898. The phrase dirty pool "underhanded or unsportsmanlike conduct," especially in politics (1951), seems to belong here now, but the phrase dirty pool of politics, with an image of pool (n.1) is recorded from 1871 and was in use early 20c.
Etymology 1 n. 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. 2 A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. 3 A swimming pool. 4 A supply of resources. vb. (context intransitive of a liquid English) to form a pool Etymology 2
n. 1 (context uncountable English) 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. 2 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. 3 Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join. 4 The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a share; also, the receptacle for the stakes. 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. 6 (context rail transport English) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement. 7 (context legal English) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities. vb. 1 (context transitive English) to put together; 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 2 (context intransitive English) to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction
v. combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"
join or form a pool of people
n. an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" [syn: pond]
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"
any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"
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]
the combined stakes of the betters [syn: kitty]
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]
any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets [syn: pocket billiards]
Pool may refer to:
Pool is an album by John Zorn featuring his early "game piece" composition of the same name which was first released on vinyl on Parachute Records in 1980 as a double album including the composition "Hockey". The album was released on CD on Tzadik Records with an additional bonus track featuring a test recording of Archery as part of The Parachute Years Box Set in 1997 and as a single CD in 2000. The album was the first released solely under Zorn's name following his collaboration with Eugene Chadbourne, School (1978).
Pool is the second studio album by New York-based musician Aaron Maine's Porches project. The album was recorded in Maine's New York City apartment, and released on February 5, 2016 on Domino Records.
Pool, also more formally known as pocket billiards (mostly in North America) or pool billiards (mostly in Europe and Australia), is the family of cue sports and games played on a pool table having six receptacles called pockets along the , into which balls are deposited as the main goal of play. An obsolete term for pool is six-pocket.
There are hundreds of pool games. Some of the more well known include eight-ball (and the variant blackball), nine-ball (with variants ten-ball and seven-ball), straight pool (14.1 continuous), one-pocket, and bank pool.
Pool is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Albert-Jan Pool (born 1960), Dutch type designer
- Andre Pool, member of the National Assembly of Seychelles
- Cord Pool, guitarist for American red dirt metal band Texas Hippie Coalition
- David de Sola Pool (1885–1970), spiritual leader of the Sephardic Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City; father of Ithiel
- E. Ion Pool (1858–1939), British marathon runner and Olympics critic
- Ithiel de Sola Pool (1917–1984), pioneer in the development of social science; son of David
- Hamp Pool (1915–2000), US player of American football
- Hugh Pool (born 1964), New York guitarist
- Joe R. Pool (1911–1968), US Representative from Texas
- John Pool (1826–1884), US Senator from North Carolina
- Jonathan Pool (born 1942), US political scientist
- Judith Graham Pool (1919–1975), American scientist, discoverer of cryoprecipitation
- Léa Pool (born 1950), Swiss filmmaker, and film instructor in Quebec, Canada
- Malcolm Pool (born 1943), British bass player with The Artwoods and other bands
- Maria Louise Pool (1841–1898), US writer, best known for A Vacation in a Buggy
- Robert Roy Pool (born 1953), an American screenwriter, best known for Outbreak (1995), The Big Town (1987) and Armageddon (1998)
- Solomon Pool (1832–1901), fourth president of the University of North Carolina
- Steve Pool (born 1955), weather anchor for KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington
- Ted Pool (1906–1975), Australian rules football player, with the Hawthorn Hawks in the VFL
- Walter F. Pool (1850–1883), US Congressman from North Carolina
- Wim Pool (born 1927), former Dutch Olympic sprint canoer
ABC Pool was a website housed within the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as part of ABC Radio National's Multi-platform and Content Development department. The site was launched as a public beta in August 2008 and is a space where people can upload, share, collaborate and communicate with other members of the 'Pool' community. Some of the best work on the site has resulted in on-air outcomes through programs on ABC Radio National and ABC Open network. ABC Pool was a project that explores the space between broadcast and participatory media.
The site made use of Creative Commons licenses, both releasing limited ABC archival material as CC and allowing users to licence their work as CC.Pool has been one of the ABC's first websites to take advantage of Creative Commons Licensing, enabling Pool's online community to share content within a safe legal framework, allowing for pastiche and adaptation.
The Pool website went offline in June 2013,.
In computer science, a pool is a set of resources that are kept ready to use, rather than acquired on use and released afterwards. In this context, resources can refer to system resources such as file handles, which are external to a process, or internal resources such as objects. A pool client requests a resource from the pool and performs desired operations on the returned resource. When the client finishes its use of the resource, it is returned to the pool rather than released and lost.
The pooling of resources can offer a significant performance boost in situations that have high cost associated with resource acquiring, high rate of the requests for resources, and a low overall count of simultaneously used resources. Pooling is also useful when the latency is a concern, because a pool offers predictable times required to obtain resources since they have already been acquired. These benefits are mostly true for system resources that require a system call, or remote resources that require a network communication, such as database connections, socket connections, threads, and memory allocation. Pooling is also useful for expensive-to-compute data, notably large graphic objects like fonts or bitmaps, acting essentially as a data cache or a memoization technique.
Special cases of pools are connection pools, thread pools, and memory pools.
Pool (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who had amateur status. He played in first-class cricket for London Cricket Club during the 1730s and is recorded taking part in a major single wicket match at Kennington Common on Monday, 11 August 1735. Others involved in the fixture were Dunn, Ellis, Marshall and Wakeland.
As Pool had established his reputation by 1735, he must have been active for some years previously and his career probably began in the 1720s. Very few players were mentioned by name in contemporary reports and there are no other references to Pool.
Usage examples of "pool".
And because of the aberration of the Dutch and Belgians for neutrality there had been no staff consultations by which the defenders could pool their plans and resources to the best advantage.
The third and fourth humans on the island had tried to find their privacy as far from the abo village and the tunnel pool as possible.
The three of us went first to check on the pool, and found it gratifying abrim with repulsive brown water, wide and deep enough to have submerged our truck.
Right now the only one of us tars actually working was Halle, who was chasing down a pool of vomit sicked up by Pael, the Academician, the only non-Navy personnel on the bridge.
Then I wondered whether the pool before me had been the haunt of the afanc, considered both as crocodile and beaver.
Out front on the green cement lawn a tiptoed Cupid, wings aflutter, squirted from pouty lips an eternal stream of blue-colored water into a marble pool deep in good-luck coins and casino chips.
The glass wall surrounded a huge shallow pool filled with polished agate gravel.
Lelila and Rillao reached the center of the agate pool, directly beneath the highest point of the glass webwork.
Anger and impatience trickled across her like the water in the agate pool.
The fountain erupted from the agate pool and splashed Lelila from the top of her head to the ends of her hair.
A number of other, similar beings moved leisurely in the pools, splashing the shallow water on their skins or burrowing down into the agates till only their eyes and trunk-ends showed.
There the true gods led him to the subterranean pool where eyeless, albescent fish swam around the clutch of huge eggs, as hard as the finest armor, left there countless centuries past.
A rough-clad stranger was standing with his back to Alec, looking out over the pool.
Dubious but not wanting to appear ungrateful, Alec picked up a blanket and went to the pool.
To his considerable dissurprise, Alec stared at him for a moment, then turned on his heel and stalked abruptly away to stare out over the central pool, his back rigid as a blade.