pool-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: an enclosed structure holding (chlorinated) water, used for swimming

Commentary: POOL[+body][+water][+enclosed][+chlorinated][+/-indoors] [+role][+recreation][+swimming]

Bob's house has a full-sized indoor swimming pool.
The hotel has a wading pool for small children and also a diving pool.
They built a lap pool in their back yard.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: small body of (usually) tranquil water

Commentary: POOL[+body][+water][+small][+tranquil]

We found small crabs and a star fish in the tidal pool.
The reflections of the trees were perfect in the clear mountain pool.
The Japanese garden was landscaped with small pools and fountains.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an aggregation of supplies used as a shared resource

Commentary: POOL[+aggregation][+supplies] [+role][+resource][+shared]

Mary joined a car pool to get to and from work.
There are fewer engineers entering the labor pool than in past decades.
They've hired a temp from the typing pool to help produce the annual report.
Bob was picked for the game show from a pool of contestants.
These venture capital firms have large pools of capital available for second round financing.
These populations share a common gene pool.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 4: a consortium of enterprises pursuing a shared goal or interest

Commentary: POOL[+aggregation][+enterprise][+goal][+shared]
NOTE: the enterprises ARE the pool, thus different from the 'supplies' of sense 3 above

Five high tech companies have formed a licensing pool for their products.
At least a dozen firms have expressed an interest in forming such an R&D pool.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a patch or puddle of standing liquid

Commentary: POOL[+patch][+liquid][+standing][+water/+oil/+blood]

The detective examine the pool of blood carefully.
Pools of water collected in the pot holes in the street.
There is a pool of oil under Bill's car.
He sat in his library amid pools of books. (figurative extension)
After three best sellers, he's sitting in a pool of money. (figurative extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 8

Sense Number 6: collection of money that are the stakes in a wager or bet

Commentary: POOL[+aggregation][+money][+stakes] [+role][+wager][+gambling]

Betty won the pool at work for guessing the correct arrival date of Mary's new baby.
They broke up a ring running a numbers pool. (illegal lottery)
There was a big pool on the poker table for the last hand.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: the game of pocket billiards

Commentary: POOL[+activity][+game][+billiards][+pocket]

They play pool on Saturdays at the student union.
John brought his own pool cue.
That attorney has a reputation for playing dirty pool. (figurative, unfair practices)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: a continuous region of sedimentary rock containing oil or gas

Commentary: POOL[+region][+continuous][+rock][+sedimentary][+enriched][+petrochemical]

Geologists are calculating how much gas can be extracted from this pool.
These pools contain fossils from the Devonian period.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3