pool /ˈpul/ 不及物動詞
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, v. i. To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.
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; as, the pools of Solomon.
Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool. --Bacon.
The sleepy pool above the dam. --Tennyson.
2. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. “The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell.”
Pool, n. [Written also poule.]
1. 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.
2. 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. --Thackeray.
3. 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.
4. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
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; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $10,000 into the pool.
6. Railroads A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
7. 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 Zool., the European redshank. [Prov. Eng.]
Pool table, a billiard table with pockets.
n 1: an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
2: a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" [syn: pond]
3: 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: an association of companies for some definite purpose [syn:
5: any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to
6: 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]
7: the combined stakes of the betters [syn: kitty]
8: 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]
9: any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
[syn: pocket billiards]
v 1: combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"
2: join or form a pool of people
a pond, or reservoir, for holding water (Heb. berekhah; modern
Arabic, birket), an artificial cistern or tank. Mention is made
of the pool of Gibeon (2 Sam. 2:13); the pool of Hebron (4:12);
the upper pool at Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17; 20:20); the pool of
Samaria (1 Kings 22:38); the king's pool (Neh. 2:14); the pool
of Siloah (Neh. 3:15; Eccles. 2:6); the fishpools of Heshbon
(Cant. 7:4); the "lower pool," and the "old pool" (Isa.
The "pool of Bethesda" (John 5:2,4, 7) and the "pool of
Siloam" (John 9:7, 11) are also mentioned. Isaiah (35:7) says,
"The parched ground shall become a pool." This is rendered in
the Revised Version "glowing sand," etc. (marg., "the mirage,"
etc.). The Arabs call the mirage "serab," plainly the same as
the Hebrew word _sarab_, here rendered "parched ground." "The
mirage shall become a pool", i.e., the mock-lake of the burning
desert shall become a real lake, "the pledge of refreshment and
joy." The "pools" spoken of in Isa. 14:23 are the marshes caused
by the ruin of the canals of the Euphrates in the neighbourhood
The cisterns or pools of the Holy City are for the most part
excavations beneath the surface. Such are the vast cisterns in
the temple hill that have recently been discovered by the
engineers of the Palestine Exploration Fund. These underground
caverns are about thirty-five in number, and are capable of
storing about ten million gallons of water. They are connected
with one another by passages and tunnels.