[+water] flaque f
→ It was raining steadily and there were little pools of water on the gravel drive.
[+light, blood] flaque f
→ She was found lying in a pool of blood.
→ The lamps on the side-tables threw warm pools of light on the polished wood.
(=pond) mare f
→ The pool had dried up and was full of bracken and reeds.
→ beautiful gardens filled with pools, fountains and rare birds
swimming pool piscine f
→ a heated indoor pool
→ During winter, many people swim and the pool is crowded.
(=game) billard m américain
Shall we have a game of pool? Si on jouait au billard américain?
[+cash] fonds m commun
→ The proposal would create a reserve pool of cash.
[+manpower] pool m
→ The available pool of manpower was not as large as officials had expected.
→ There's now a pool of secretaries which all departments use.
(=money at cards) cagnotte f
(=monopoly trust) trust m
vt mettre en commun
npl the pools (British) ~le loto sportif to do the pools jouer au loto sportif to win the pools gagner au loto sportif
car pool , carpool, car-pool
(=arrangement) covoiturage m
→ we operate a car pool
→ His wife stays home to drive the children to school in the car pool.
(=stock of cars) parc m de voitures de fonction
vi (mainly US or Australian) pratiquer le covoiturage
→ The government says fewer Americans are carpooling to work.
n (US) voie f réservée au covoiturage
→ Commuters can arrange to share cars online and use special fast car-pool lanes on the freeways
n patrimoine m génétique
→ we must examine the nature of the human gene pool
n bassin m d'hydrothérapie
n (British) pataugeoire f
n (in sauna)
n salle f de billard
n joueur (-euse) m/f de billard
n table f de billard américain
n flaque f dans les rochers
n piscine f
n pool m de dactylos
wading pool (US)
n pataugeoire f