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English noun: pool

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

Broader (hypernym)excavation

Narrower (hyponym)cistern, natatorium, swimming bath, swimming pool, wading pool, water jump

2. pool (object) a small lake

SamplesThe pond was too small for sailing.


Broader (hypernym)lake

Narrower (hyponym)fishpond, horsepond, mere, millpond, swimming hole, water hole

3. pool (group) an organization of people or resources that can be shared

SamplesA car pool.
A secretarial pool.
When he was first hired he was assigned to the pool.

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

Narrower (hyponym)typing pool

4. pool (group) an association of companies for some definite purpose

Synonymsconsortium, syndicate

Broader (hypernym)association

Narrower (hyponym)cartel, combine, corporate trust, trust

5. pool (possession) any communal combination of funds

SamplesEveryone contributed to the pool.

Broader (hypernym)reserve account, reserve fund

Part holonymbet, stake, stakes, wager

6. pool (object) a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

SamplesThere were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain.
The body lay in a pool of blood.


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Narrower (hyponym)billabong, mud puddle

7. pool (possession) the combined stakes of the betters


Broader (hypernym)bet, stake, stakes, wager

8. pool (location) something resembling a pool of liquid

SamplesHe stood in a pool of light.
His chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines.


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

9. pool (act) any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

Synonymspocket billiards

Broader (hypernym)table game

Narrower (hyponym)snooker

Part holonymbreak, cannon, carom, masse, masse shot, miscue

English verb: pool

1. pool (possession) combine into a common fund

SamplesWe pooled resources.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)share

2. pool (competition) join or form a pool of people

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)aggroup, group

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