Definition of poolside in English:



  • The area adjoining a swimming pool.

    • ‘Swimming up to the poolside bar to drink a long fruit cocktail, gazing out at the lagoon, must be one of life's greater pleasures.’
    • ‘To brighten entries and soften hardscapes such as patios and poolsides, the women fill pots and bowls with annuals twice a year: in October for fall through spring color, and in May for summer color.’
    • ‘She walked into the poolside area, sat down at the edge and put her legs in the water.’
    • ‘Granted, the Barbican pool desperately needs a revamp, particularly the poolsides and the changing areas, but these are excellent facilities that just desperately need some tender loving care.’
    • ‘The grounds tumble in layered descents down to the pool - carved out of the rocks and very popular with families - and the poolside bar.’
    • ‘Granite and marble dominate the poolside area, while floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a sunken garden outside.’
    • ‘The poolside changing area will become a cubicle-based village so that dads can take their daughters swimming, without the embarrassment of taking them into the opposite sex's changing area.’
    • ‘On Saturday night, I passed through one of my old watering holes… the poolside bar at the Hilton Kingston Hotel.’
    • ‘The cocktails were served over ice in eye catching full-color shakers at restaurants, bars, poolsides and room service, and they were offered for sale to guests.’
    • ‘The ballroom and the poolside area were bursting at the seams as PSC members, their spouses and guests turned out for what has become a PSC institution.’
    • ‘From the third floor up, guestrooms are arranged around an open-air poolside terrace, some of which have balconies for customers to get closer to the outside greenery.’
    • ‘According to eyewitnesses, the embarrassed singer then fled the poolside area to her hotel room, leaving pool attendants to mop up.’
    • ‘The snake look is also set to decorate beaches and poolsides this summer - and not just in exclusive resorts.’
    • ‘Besides, who can look at palm trees and poolsides when they're pumping iron and sweating bullets?’
    • ‘Theory discussions continued over coffee in the poolside bar, which really did beat a stuffy, centrally heated room back home.’
    • ‘There are lava lamps lava-ing by the poolside bar, curvaceous white sunloungers glimmering by the sparkling pool, and slender palm trees nodding gently to the strains of ‘Blue Moon’.’
    • ‘While the work is undertaken, sections of the poolside areas and changing village will be temporarily closed to the public.’
    • ‘A poolside bar sells rather pricey refreshments but clued-up families were free to enjoy the packed lunches they had prepared before leaving their lodges.’
    • ‘It proposes a major new complex should arise at Westgate with a community leisure pool, flumes, saltpools, spa baths, palms trees, a poolside cafe, bars, beauty salons, a fitness centre and a nightclub.’
    • ‘Through the main doors to the left is the reception and café area and to the right is a large window overlooking the pool and a door through to the poolside spectator area.’

adjective & adverb

  • Towards or beside a swimming pool.

    as adjective ‘a poolside bar’
    as adverb ‘she and her parents lounged poolside’
    • ‘Sip summer cocktails poolside while DJ Stephen Wallace provides the tunes.’
    • ‘The Amari Orchid Resort also held their festivities poolside, and set up a stage featuring live music as well as a visit from the big man in red who distributed gifts to all.’
    • ‘Salisbury Rotary Club members went poolside last Friday to publicise the club's first ever fundraising swimathon, planned for April.’
    • ‘We are also considering placing a bank of lockers poolside for keys and wallets.’
    • ‘The former Manchester United star was pictured poolside last Tuesday after allegedly having downed a bottle of wine before lunch.’