"pools" in the noun sense
an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
2. pond, pool
a small lake
"the pond was too small for sailing"
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. consortium, pool, syndicate
an association of companies for some definite purpose
any communal combination of funds
"everyone contributed to the pool"
6. pool, puddle
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"
7. pool, kitty
the combined stakes of the betters
8. pool, puddle
something resembling a pool of liquid
"he stood in a pool of light"
"his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
9. pool, pocket billiards
any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
"pools" in the verb sense
combine into a common fund
"We pooled resources"
join or form a pool of people
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