from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A structure, often a concrete-lined excavation of rectangular shape, that is filled with water and used for swimming.

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  • n. An artificially constructed pool of water used for swimming.

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  • n. pool that provides a facility for swimming


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  • Finally, in an astonishing exhibition of awkwardness toward the man with whom he had achieved so much, Nixonfloating on his back at his San Clemente swimming pool on the afternoon of August 21suddenly told Kissinger, with no prior preparation: I shall open the press conference tomorrow by announcing your appointment as Secretary of State.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Stemless white roses float gracefully on the surface of the lagoon-shaped swimming pool that is filled with rose-tinted water.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • One of them, Valerie Lakey, had a large portion of her intestines sucked out by a defective swimming pool drain.

    No Excuses

  • They found that the strength of binding improves with the size of the library, so that the best binders from the big library stick very tightly to the bait,9 like the pieces in the swimming pool that spent 99 percent of their time together.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • Our swimming pool was bomb-damaged and bone-dry, the only rocks we had were the ones we stumbled over each day as we walked to work, and our movie theater was small and portableā€”personal computers we crowded around to watch DVDs.

    Paradise General

  • Anything less is tantamount to treading water in the swimming pool on the deck of theTitanic.

    Creating Wealth

  • The outdoor swimming pool was an occasional feature of private gardens at the Cape: the Constantia mansion, the first large country house in the Colony, dating from the seventeenth century, had one in its grounds.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Tribe had made some money as an advocate in high-profile legal cases, and our first stop was in Venice at the Cipriani Hotel, a glorious, expensive place that had a vast swimming pool supposedly designed by Americans in feet and built by Italians in meters.

    No Excuses

  • Ballfields, basketball courts, and the crater of an old and unfilled swimming pool also used up the open space until the forest took over again, and shortly thereafter, the mountains began their skyward inclination.

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  • Arif Ali/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A swimming pool on Sunday in Lahore, where daily high temperatures are forecast to remain between 38 and 40 degrees Celsius.

    Asia in Pictures


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