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Pole vs. Pool

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Polenoun

Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.

Poolnoun

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.

‘the pools of Solomon’;

Polenoun

(angling) A type of basic fishing rod.

Poolnoun

A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.

Polenoun

A long sports implement used for pole-vaulting; now made of glassfiber or carbon fiber, formerly also metal, bamboo and wood have been used.

Poolnoun

ellipsis of swimming pool.

Polenoun

A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.

Poolnoun

A supply of resources.

‘There is a limited pool of candidates from which to choose the new manager.’;

Polenoun

(historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).

Poolnoun

A set of resources that are kept ready to use.

Polenoun

(motor racing) Pole position.

Poolnoun

A small amount of liquid on a surface, such as a pool of blood.

Polenoun

A gun.

Poolnoun

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

Polenoun

Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.

Poolnoun

(sport) A cue sport played on a pool table. There are 15 balls, 7 of one colour, 7 of another, and the black ball (also called the 8 ball). A player must pocket all their own colour balls and then the black ball in order to win.

Polenoun

A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).

Poolnoun

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.

Polenoun

(geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.

Poolnoun

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.

Polenoun

(electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.

Poolnoun

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.

Polenoun

(complex analysis) For a meromorphic function f(z), any point a for which f(z) \rightarrow \infty as z \rightarrow a.

Poolnoun

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.

‘The pool took all the wheat offered below the limit.’; ‘He put $10,000 into the pool.’;

Polenoun

(obsolete) The firmament; the sky.

Poolnoun

(rail transport) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.

Polenoun

Either of the states that characterize a bipolar disorder.

Poolnoun

(legal) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.

Poleverb

To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.

‘Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.’;

Poolverb

to form a pool

Poleverb

To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.

‘He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.’;

Poolverb

(transitive) 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

‘We must pool our resources.’;

Poleverb

(transitive) To furnish with poles for support.

‘to pole beans or hops’;

Poolverb

(intransitive) to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction

Poleverb

(transitive) To convey on poles.

‘to pole hay into a barn’;

Poolnoun

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.’;

Poleverb

(transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

Poolnoun

A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.

Poleverb

(transitive) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.

Poolnoun

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.

Polenoun

A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.

Poolnoun

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.

‘He plays pool at the billiard houses.’;

Polenoun

A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.

Poolnoun

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.

Polenoun

A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5 yards, or a square measure equal to 30 square yards; a rod; a perch.

Poolnoun

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.

Polenoun

Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.

Poolnoun

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.

Polenoun

A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.

Poolnoun

A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.

Polenoun

One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.

Poolnoun

An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.

Polenoun

The firmament; the sky.

‘Shoots against the dusky pole.’;

Poolverb

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.’;

Polenoun

See Polarity, and Polar, n.

Poolverb

To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.

Poleverb

To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.

Poolnoun

an excavation that is (usually) filled with water

Poleverb

To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.

Poolnoun

a small lake;

‘the pond was too small for sailing’;

Poleverb

To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.

Poolnoun

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’;

Poleverb

To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

Poolnoun

an association of companies for some definite purpose

Polenoun

a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

Poolnoun

any communal combination of funds;

‘everyone contributed to the pool’;

Polenoun

a native or inhabitant of Poland

Poolnoun

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’;

Polenoun

one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions;

‘they are at opposite poles’; ‘they are poles apart’;

Poolnoun

the combined stakes of the betters

Polenoun

a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Poolnoun

something resembling a pool of liquid;

‘he stood in a pool of light’; ‘his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines’;

Polenoun

a square rod of land

Poolnoun

any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

Polenoun

one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere

Poolverb

combine into a common fund;

‘We pooled resources’;

Polenoun

one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface

Poolverb

join or form a pool of people

Polenoun

a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

Polenoun

a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

Polenoun

one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

Poleverb

propel with a pole;

‘pole barges on the river’; ‘We went punting in Cambridge’;

Poleverb

support on poles;

‘pole climbing plants like beans’;

Poleverb

deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

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