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Pool vs Pools - What's the difference?

pool | pools |

As a noun pool

is a (l) (male person ).

As an adjective pools is


As a proper noun pools is

polish (language).



Etymology 1

From (etyl) pool, pole, pol, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • 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
  • *
  • * (rfdate) :
  • Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool .
  • * (rfdate) :
  • The sleepy pool above the dam.
  • A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
  • * (rfdate) :
  • The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell.
  • A swimming pool.
  • A supply of resources.
  • Derived terms
    * swimming pool * tidepool * whirlpool
    * Japanese:


    (en verb)
  • (of a liquid) to form a pool
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) , which has been explained anecdotally as deriving from an old informal betting game in France - 'jeu de poule' - Game of Chicken (or Hen, literally) in which poule became synonymous with the combined money pot claimed by the winner)


    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) 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.
  • * (rfdate) (William Makepeace Thackeray):
  • He plays pool at the billiard houses.
  • 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.
  • Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • (rail transport) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
  • (legal) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
  • Derived terms
    * blind pool * bumper pool * carpool * cesspool * dirty pool * gene pool * kelly pool * motor pool * pool hall * pool table * poolroom * tidal pool * vanpool


    (en verb)
  • 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; as, the companies pooled their traffic
  • * (rfdate) Grant:
  • Finally, it favors the pooling of all issues.
  • to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction
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