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  1. pool

    • IPA[po͞ol]

    美式

    • n.
      a supply of vehicles or goods available for use when needed;a group of people available for work when required or considered as a resource
    • v.
      (of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund;share (things) for the benefit of all those involved
    • noun: pool, plural noun: pools

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a supply of vehicles or goods available for use when needed the oldest vehicle in the motor pool 同義詞 supply, common supply, reserve(s), store, reservoir, ... 更多
    • a group of people available for work when required or considered as a resource the typing pool a nationwide pool of promising high-school students 同義詞 supply, common supply, reserve(s), store, reservoir, ... 更多
    • a common fund into which all contributors pay and from which financial backing is provided big public investment pools 同義詞 fund, reserve, kitty, pot, bank, ... 更多
    • the collective amount of players' stakes in gambling or sweepstakes; a kitty dividends are calculated by dividing the net pool by the stakes on the winners
    • 2. a form of billiards in which the object is to pocket all the balls with a cue ball. There are many versions of the game, e.g. straight pool or eight ball.
    • 3. a group of contestants who compete against each other in a tournament for the right to advance to the next round the sides in Pool A
    • 4. an arrangement, illegal in many countries, between competing parties to fix prices or rates and share business in order to eliminate competition pool arrangements by the competing networks reduce individual costs

    動詞

    • 1. (of two or more people or organizations) put (money or other assets) into a common fund they entered a contract to pool any gains and invest them profitably
    • share (things) for the benefit of all those involved a pooling of ideas