poolside

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pool +‎ -side

Adjective[edit]

poolside (not comparable)

  1. By the side of a pool.
    • 1998, Michael J. Tyler, Australian Frogs: A Natural History[1], page 61:
      If L. bicolor occurs at the same site, then L. microbelos becomes the underdog and calls from the base of poolside grasses but if L. bicolor is absent, L. microbelos calls from the top of grass stems.
    • 1999, Myra MacPherson, She Came to Live Out Loud[2]:
      Sitting by the pool, Jan escapes into a Patricia Cornwell thriller while restless Anna, dissatisfied with the neglected poolside Japanese garden her mother had planted, pulls weeds.
    • 2011, Eric Dezenhall, The Devil Himself: A Novel[3], page 232:
      I was sitting with Uncle Meyer inside the Lanskys' poolside cabana watching retirees assert their waning vestiges of earthly power with gratuitous admonitions to other people's grandchildren []
    She was sunbathing on the poolside deckchair.

Adverb[edit]

poolside (not comparable)

  1. Beside a pool.
    • 1989, Douglas Gomery, “Hollywood's Business”, in American Media: The Wilson Quarterly Reader[4], page 93:
      Andy Warhol was lunching poolside, amid the palm trees and exotic bird-of-paradise flowers.
    • 2006, Dave Barry, Dave Barry's Money Secrets[5]:
      Turn on your TV pretty much any weekend and click through the channels, and soon you'll see an infomercial featuring a real estate genius sitting poolside at a swank vacation resort and explaining his simple system for getting rich, which he has decided, out of generosity, to share with everybody in the world.
    • 2015, Matthew Jones, From Mushrooms to the Messiah[6]:
      After I arrived in Orange County on Saturday morning, Alissa and I spent most of our day talking poolside at her friend Kathy's house where I would stay for the weekend.

Noun[edit]

poolside (plural poolsides)

  1. The area beside a pool.
    • 1866, Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell, Fishing Gossip: Or, Stray Leaves from the Note-books of Several Anglers[7], page 306:
      [] as it is evident the poet alludes to a trout that has caught sight of the angler, and safe he is, at least pro tem., as our pupils who first frighten the fish by walking down a poolside, and then fish up it, will find to their cost.
    • 1882, F. Arnold Lees, “On a New British Umbillifer”, in Journal of Botany, British and Foreign, volume 11, page 132:
      I am afraid the site, by a poolside where no Dane's boat could have got, negatives this, until other stations by navigable streams — the nearest is two miles to the east of the present site — are discovered.
    • 2013, Hanes Segler, Becomes the Truth, page 1:
      A ringing cell phone was no stranger at hotel poolsides, the upscale, plastic-dominated resort he'd been in for the past week being no exception.