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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poll, opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass(noun)

    an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

  2. pate, poll, crown(noun)

    the top of the head

  3. poll(noun)

    the part of the head between the ears

  4. poll, poll parrot(noun)

    a tame parrot

  5. poll(verb)

    the counting of votes (as in an election)

  6. poll, canvass, canvas(verb)

    get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

  7. poll(verb)

    vote in an election at a polling station

  8. poll(verb)

    get the votes of

  9. poll, pollard(verb)

    convert into a pollard

    "pollard trees"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poll(noun)

    a parrot; -- familiarly so called

  2. Poll(noun)

    one who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman

  3. Poll(noun)

    the head; the back part of the head

  4. Poll(noun)

    a number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals

  5. Poll(noun)

    specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election

  6. Poll(noun)

    the casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll

  7. Poll(noun)

    the place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls

  8. Poll(noun)

    the broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax

  9. Poll(noun)

    the European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a)

  10. Poll(verb)

    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

  11. Poll(verb)

    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

  12. Poll(verb)

    to extort from; to plunder; to strip

  13. Poll(verb)

    to impose a tax upon

  14. Poll(verb)

    to pay as one's personal tax

  15. Poll(verb)

    to enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one

  16. Poll(verb)

    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

  17. Poll(verb)

    to cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll

  18. Poll(verb)

    to vote at an election

  19. Origin: [Gr. the many, the rabble.]


  1. Poll

    The poll is a name of the part of an animal's head, alternatively referencing a point immediately behind or right between the ears. This area of the anatomy is of particular significance for the horse. Specifically, the "poll" refers to the occipital protrusion at the back of the skull. However, in common usage, many horsemen refer to the poll joint, between the atlas and skull as the poll. The area at the joint has a slight depression, and is a sensitive location. Thus, because the crownpiece of a bridle passes over the poll joint, a rider can indirectly exert pressure on the horse's poll by means of the reins, bit, and bridle.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. poll

    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.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3597

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2376

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'POLL' in Nouns Frequency: #1134

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