n. A small body of standing water; a small pond.n. A part of a small stream where the bed suddenly deepens and broadens, forming a relatively still, deep, and wide stretch of water.n. In Pennsylvania, on some of the rivers of the mining regions, a stretch of water lying between two river-dams.n. Hence— The country adjacent to such pools.n. A measure of work in slating, or covering houses with slate, equal to 168 square feet in all, or to 84 square feet on each side of the roof.n. In decorative art, a rounded depression, small and short in comparison with its width. Compare fluting.n. The stakes in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.n. A game played on a billiard-table with six pockets by two or more persons.n. In horse-racing, ball-games, etc., the combination of a number of persons, each staking a sum of money on the success of a horse in a race, a contestant in a game, etc., the money to be divided among the successful betters according to the amount put in by each; also, the money so staked.n. In rifle-shooting, firing for prizes on the principle that every competitor pays a certain sum for every shot, and the proceeds after a certain deduction are divided among the successful competitors.n. A set of players, as at the game of quadrille or comet; also, one of the counters used in such games.n. A combination intended by concert of action to make or control changes in market rates.To put into one common fund or stock for the purpose of dividing or redistributing in certain proportions; make into a common fund: as, to pool interests.To form a pool; make common cause in some matter.n. A Middle English form of pole.In quarrying, to make a hole in (rock) for inserting a wedge; also, to undermine (coal) to cause (it) to fall.To form pools, as water; stagnate.n.