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Pool vs. Basin — What's the Difference?

Pool vs. Basin — What's the Difference?

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Pool

A small body of still water.
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Basin

A bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having taps connected to a water supply; a washbasin.
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Pool

An accumulation of standing liquid; a puddle
A pool of blood.
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Basin

A wide open container used for preparing food or for holding liquid
She poured water from the jug into the basin
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Pool

A deep or still place in a stream.
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Basin

A circular or oval valley or natural depression on the earth's surface, especially one containing water
The loch is cupped in a shallow basin among low hills
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Pool

A swimming pool.
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Basin

An open, shallow, usually round container used especially for holding liquids.
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Pool

An underground accumulation of petroleum or gas in porous sedimentary rock.
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Basin

The amount that such a vessel can hold.
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Pool

A game of chance, resembling a lottery, in which the contestants put staked money into a common fund that is later paid to the winner.
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Basin

A washbowl; a sink.
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Pool

A fund containing all the money bet in a game of chance or on the outcome of an event.
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Basin

A body of water that is connected to the sea and is partially or almost completely enclosed by land.
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Pool

A supply, as of vehicles or workers, available for use by a group.
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Basin

A small body of water that is artificially enclosed.
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Pool

A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media
The White House press pool.
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Basin

See watershed.
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Pool

A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.
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Basin

A broad tract of land in which the rock strata are tilted toward a common center.
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Pool

The persons or parties participating in such a fund.
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Basin

A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land or ocean floor.
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Pool

A grouping of assets, such as mortgages, that serves as a basis for the issuing of securities.
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Basin

A wide bowl for washing, sometimes affixed to a wall.
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Pool

An agreement between competing business concerns to establish controls over production, market, and prices for common profit.
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Basin

(obsolete) A shallow bowl used for a single serving of a drink or liquidy food.
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Pool

Any of several games played on a six-pocket billiards table usually with 15 object balls and a cue ball. Also called pocket billiards.
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Basin

A depression, natural or artificial, containing water.
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Pool

To form pools or a pool
The receding tide pooled in hollows along the shore.
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Basin

(geography) An area of land from which water drains into a common outlet; drainage basin.
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Pool

To accumulate in a body part
Preventing blood from pooling in the limbs.
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Basin

(geography) A shallow depression in a rock formation, such as an area of down-folded rock that has accumulated a thick layer of sediments, or an area scooped out by water erosion.
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Pool

To put into a pool, as for common use
Let's pool our resources to finish the project quickly.
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Basin

To create a concavity or depression in.
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Pool

To join or form a pool.
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Basin

To serve as or become a basin.
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Pool

A small and rather deep area of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream or river; a reservoir for water.
The pools of Solomon
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Basin

To shelter or enclose in a basin.
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Pool

Any small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
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Basin

A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
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Pool

Ellipsis of swimming pool
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Basin

The quantity contained in a basin.
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Pool

A supply of resources.
There is a limited pool of candidates from which to choose the new manager.
Dating pool
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Basin

A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.
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Pool

A set of resources that are kept ready to use.
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Basin

A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
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Pool

A small amount of liquid on a surface.
A pool of blood
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Basin

A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
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Pool

A localized glow of light.
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Basin

An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; - especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
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Pool

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.
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Basin

A bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids;
She mixed the dough in a large basin
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Pool

(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.
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Basin

The quantity that a basin will hold;
A basinful of water
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Pool

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.
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Basin

A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it;
The basin of the Great Salt Lake
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Pool

(fencing) A group of fencers taking part in a competition.
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Basin

The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries;
Flood control in the Missouri basin
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Pool

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
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Basin

A bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face;
He ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face
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Pool

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.
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Pool

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.
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Pool

A set of players in quadrille etc.
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Pool

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

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

To form a pool.
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Pool

(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.
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Pool

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

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.
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Pool

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

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.
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Pool

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.
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Pool

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.
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Pool

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
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Pool

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.
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Pool

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

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

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.
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Pool

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

An excavation that is (usually) filled with water
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Pool

A small lake;
The pond was too small for sailing
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Pool

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
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Pool

An association of companies for some definite purpose
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Pool

Any communal combination of funds;
Everyone contributed to the pool
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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
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Pool

The combined stakes of the betters
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Pool

Something resembling a pool of liquid;
He stood in a pool of light
His chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
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Pool

Any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
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Pool

Combine into a common fund;
We pooled resources
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Pool

Join or form a pool of people
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