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 for pool
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pool \Pool\, n. [AS. p[=o]l; akin to LG. pool, pohl, D. poel, G.
     pfuhl; cf. Icel. pollr, also W. pwll, Gael. poll.]
     1. 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. --Wyclif.
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              Charity will hardly water the ground where it must
              first fill a pool.                    --Bacon.
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              The sleepy pool above the dam.        --Tennyson.
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     2. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. "The
        filthy mantled pool beyond your cell." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pool \Pool\, v. i.
     To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial,
     speculative, or gambling transaction.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pool \Pool\, n. [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]
     [Written also poule.]
     1. 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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     2. 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.
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     Note: This game is played variously, but commonly with
           fifteen balls, besides one cue ball, the contest being
           to drive the most balls into the pockets.
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                 He plays pool at the billiard houses.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     3. 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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     4. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several
        persons join.
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     5. 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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     6. (Railroads) 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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     7. (Law) 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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     Pin pool, a variety of the game of billiards in which small
        wooden pins are set up to be knocked down by the balls.
  
     Pool ball, one of the colored ivory balls used in playing
        the game at billiards called pool.
  
     Pool snipe (Zool.), the European redshank. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Pool table, a billiard table with pockets.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pool \Pool\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pooling.]
     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.
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           Finally, it favors the poolingof all issues. --U. S.
                                                    Grant.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pool
      n 1: an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
      2: a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" [syn:
         pond, pool]
      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, pool, 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: pool,
         puddle]
      7: the combined stakes of the betters [syn: pool, 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: pool, puddle]
      9: any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
         [syn: pool, pocket billiards]
      v 1: combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"
      2: join or form a pool of people

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "pool":
     Aktiengesellschaft, Swiss bank account, accumulate, aktiebolag,
     amalgamate, artificial lake, assets, balance, bank, bank account,
     bayou lake, bear pool, blind pool, body corporate, bottom dollar,
     budget, bull pool, business, business establishment, cartel,
     cash reserves, chain, chamber of commerce, checking account,
     cistern, collect, collection, combine, command of money,
     commercial enterprise, compagnie, company, concern, conglomerate,
     conglomerate corporation, consolidate, consolidating company,
     consortium, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, dam,
     dead water, dike, diversified corporation, enterprise, etang,
     exchequer, farm pond, finances, firm, fishpond, freshwater lake,
     fund, funds, gather, glacial lake, group, holding company, house,
     industry, inland sea, jackpot, joint-stock association,
     joint-stock company, kitty, lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet,
     landlocked water, league, life savings, linn, loch, lough, means,
     mere, merge, millpond, millpool, moneys, natatorium, nest egg,
     nyanza, operating company, oxbow lake, partnership,
     pecuniary resources, plash, plunderbund, plunge, plunge bath,
     pocket, pond, pondlet, pot, public utility, puddle, purse,
     reserves, reservoir, resources, salina, salt pond, savings,
     savings account, stagnant water, stakes, standing water,
     still water, stock company, substance, sump, swimming bath,
     swimming hole, swimming pool, syndicate, tank, tarn, team up with,
     tidal pond, tiger, trade association, treasure, trust,
     unregistered bank account, utility, volcanic lake, wading pool,
     water hole, water pocket, well, wherewithal
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  POOL
         Parallel Object Orientated Language (DOOM, OOP)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  POOL
  
     Parallel Object-Oriented Language.
  
     A series of languages from Philips Research Labs.
  
     See POOL2, POOL-I, POOL-T.
  
     (1995-02-07)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Pool
     a pond, or reservoir, for holding water (Heb. berekhah; modern
     Arabic, birket), an artificial cistern or tank. Mention is made
     of the pool of Gibeon (2 Sam. 2:13); the pool of Hebron (4:12);
     the upper pool at Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17; 20:20); the pool of
     Samaria (1 Kings 22:38); the king's pool (Neh. 2:14); the pool
     of Siloah (Neh. 3:15; Eccles. 2:6); the fishpools of Heshbon
     (Cant. 7:4); the "lower pool," and the "old pool" (Isa.
     22:9,11).
     
       The "pool of Bethesda" (John 5:2,4, 7) and the "pool of
     Siloam" (John 9:7, 11) are also mentioned. Isaiah (35:7) says,
     "The parched ground shall become a pool." This is rendered in
     the Revised Version "glowing sand," etc. (marg., "the mirage,"
     etc.). The Arabs call the mirage "serab," plainly the same as
     the Hebrew word _sarab_, here rendered "parched ground." "The
     mirage shall become a pool", i.e., the mock-lake of the burning
     desert shall become a real lake, "the pledge of refreshment and
     joy." The "pools" spoken of in Isa. 14:23 are the marshes caused
     by the ruin of the canals of the Euphrates in the neighbourhood
     of Babylon.
     
       The cisterns or pools of the Holy City are for the most part
     excavations beneath the surface. Such are the vast cisterns in
     the temple hill that have recently been discovered by the
     engineers of the Palestine Exploration Fund. These underground
     caverns are about thirty-five in number, and are capable of
     storing about ten million gallons of water. They are connected
     with one another by passages and tunnels.
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  POOL. A small lake of standing water. 
       2. By the grant of a pool, it is said, both the land and water will 
  pass. Co. Litt. 5. Vide Stagnum; Water. Undoubtedly the right to fish, and 
  probably the right to use hydraulic works, will be acquired by such grant. 2 
  N. Hamps. Rep. 259; An on Wat. Courses, 47; Plowd. 161; Vaugh. 103; Bac. Ab. 
  Grants, H 3; Com. Dig. Grant, E 5; 5 Cowen, 216; Cro. Jac. 150; 1 Lev. 44; 
  Co. Litt. 5. 
  
  

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