Definitions for POLLpoʊl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from a selected or random group of persons, as for the purpose of analysis.
the act of voting in an election.
the registration of such votes.
Usu., polls. the place where votes are cast.
the number of votes cast.
a list or enumeration of individuals, as for purposes of taxing or voting.
the head, esp. the part of it on which the hair grows.
the back of the head.
the rear portion of the head of a horse; the nape.
the part of the head between the ears of certain animals, as the horse and cow.
the broad end or face of a hammer.
(v.t.)to take a sampling of the attitudes or opinions of.
to receive at the polls, as votes.
to enroll (someone) in a list or register, as for purposes of taxing or voting.
to take or register the votes of (persons).
to deposit or cast at the polls, as a vote.
to bring to the polls, as voters.
to cut short or cut off the hair, wool, etc., of (an animal) or the horns of (cattle).
to cut short or cut off (hair, wool, etc.).
to cut off the top of (a tree); pollard.
(v.i.)to vote at the polls; cast one's vote.
Origin of poll:
1250–1300; ME polle (hair of the) head < MLG: hair of the head, top of a tree or other plant; akin to Sw pull crown of the head
poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass(noun)
an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
pate, poll, crown(noun)
the top of the head
the part of the head between the ears
poll, poll parrot(noun)
a tame parrot
the counting of votes (as in an election)
poll, canvass, canvas(verb)
get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
vote in an election at a polling station
get the votes of
convert into a pollard
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a survey to find out people's opinions
an opinion poll; the most recent political polls
where people go to vote
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
to use a poll to find out people's opinions
We are currently polling young voters.
a parrot; -- familiarly so called
one who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman
the head; the back part of the head
a number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals
specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election
the casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll
the place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls
the broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax
the European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a)
to remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree
to cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass
to extort from; to plunder; to strip
to impose a tax upon
to pay as one's personal tax
to enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one
to register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent
to cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll
to vote at an election
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [techspeak] The action of checking the status of an input line, sensor, or memory location to see if a particular external event has been registered. 2. To repeatedly call or check with someone: “I keep polling him, but he's not answering his phone; he must be swapped out.” 3. To ask. “Lunch? I poll for a takeout order daily.”
Translations for POLL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
They organized a poll to elect a president.
- إقْتِراع، تَصْويتArabic
- eleiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AbstimmungGerman
- valg; afstemningDanish
- ψηφοφορία, εκλογέςGreek
- elecciones, votaciónSpanish
- رای گیریFarsi
- pemungutan suaraIndonesian
- rinkimai, balsavimasLithuanian
- vēlēšanas; balsošanaLatvian
- pilihan rayaMalay
- valg, avstemningNorwegian
- wybory, głosowanePolish
- رای گیریPersian
- 投票選舉Chinese (Trad.)
- голосування; балотуванняUkrainian
- اليکشن، انتخابUrdu
- cuộc bầu cửVietnamese
- 投票选举Chinese (Simp.)
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