pool


pool (http://definr.com/pool)

     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:
        consortium, syndicate]
     5: any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to
        the pool"
     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: add together, as of resources [syn: combine]