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Pool vs. Lido

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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’;

Lidonoun

(British) Part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.

Poolnoun

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

Lidonoun

(British) An outdoor swimming pool.

Poolnoun

ellipsis of swimming pool.

Lidonoun

A recreational facility, especially one including a swimming pool for water sports.

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Poolnoun

A supply of resources.

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

Lidonoun

a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports

Poolnoun

A set of resources that are kept ready to use.

Lido

In British English, a lido ( LEE-doh, LY-doh) is a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun, or participate in water sports. On a cruise ship or ocean liner, the lido deck features outdoor pools and related facilities.

Poolnoun

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

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

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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.

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.

Poolnoun

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.

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.

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.’;

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.

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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.

Poolverb

to form a pool

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.’;

Poolverb

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

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.’;

Poolnoun

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

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.

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.’;

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.

Poolnoun

Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.

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.

Poolnoun

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

Poolnoun

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

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.’;

Poolverb

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

Poolnoun

an excavation that is (usually) filled with water

Poolnoun

a small lake;

‘the pond was too small for sailing’;

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’;

Poolnoun

an association of companies for some definite purpose

Poolnoun

any communal combination of funds;

‘everyone contributed to the pool’;

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’;

Poolnoun

the combined stakes of the betters

Poolnoun

something resembling a pool of liquid;

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

Poolnoun

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

Poolverb

combine into a common fund;

‘We pooled resources’;

Poolverb

join or form a pool of people

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