Pooler to Popular
(Pool"er) n. A stick for stirring a tan vat.
(Pool"ing), n. (Law) The act of uniting, or an agreement to unite, an aggregation of properties
belonging to different persons, with a view to common liabilities or profits.
(Poon) n. [Canarese ponne.] A name for several East Indian, or their wood, used for the masts
and spars of vessels, as Calophyllum angustifolium, C. inophullum, and Sterculia ftida; called also
(Poo"nac) n. A kind of oil cake prepared from the cocoanut. See Oil cake, under Cake.
(Poon"ga oil`) A kind of oil used in India for lamps, and for boiling with dammar for pitching
vessels. It is pressed from the seeds of a leguminous tree (Pongamia glabra).
(Poop) n. (Arch.) See 2d Poppy.
(Poop), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pooping.] [Cf. D. poepen. See Pop.]
To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.
(Poop), n. [F. poupe; cf. Sp. & Pg. popa, It. poppa; all fr. L. puppis.] (Naut.) A deck raised
above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel's hull; also, a cabin covered by
such a deck. See Poop deck, under Deck. See also Roundhouse.
With wind in poop, the vessel plows the sea.Dryden.
The poop was beaten gold.Shak.
(Poop), v. t. (Naut.) (a) To break over the poop or stern, as a wave. "A sea which he thought
was going to poop her." Lord Dufferin. (b) To strike in the stern, as by collision.
(Pooped) p. p. & a. (Naut.) (a) Having a poop; furnished with a poop. (b) Struck on the
(Poop"ing) n. (Naut.) The act or shock of striking a vessel's stern by a following wave or
(Poor) a. [Compar. Poorer (?; 254); superl. Poorest.] [OE. poure or povre, OF. povre, F. pauvre,
L. pauper; the first syllable of which is probably akin to paucus few and the second to parare to prepare,
procure. See Few, and cf. Parade, Pauper, Poverty.]
1. Destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.
It is often synonymous with indigent and with necessitous denoting extreme want. It is also applied to
persons who are not entirely destitute of property, but who are not rich; as, a poor man or woman; poor
2. (Law) So completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.
3. Hence, in very various applications: Destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally
be expected; as: (a) Wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse,
ox, dog, etc. "Seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favored and lean-fleshed." Gen.
xli. 19. (b) Wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits. "His genius . . .
poor and cowardly." Bacon. (c) Of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes;
poor lodgings. "A poor vessel." Clarendon. (d) Destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile; said
of land; as, poor soil. (e) Destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.