pool

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. [1913 Webster] Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The sleepy pool above the dam. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. ``The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]