Definitions for polepoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

polepoʊl(n.; v.)poled, pol•ing.

  1. (n.)a long, cylindrical, often slender piece of wood, metal, etc.

  2. a tapering piece of wood or other material that extends from the front axle of a vehicle between the animals drawing it.

    Category: Dialect

  3. the inside position on the front row of the starting line of a race.

    Category: Sport

  4. Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: rod (def. 4b). 1 5 2; rod (def. 4c). 1 5 3

  5. (v.t.)to furnish with poles.

  6. to push, strike, or propel with a pole:

    to pole a raft.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  7. (v.i.)to use a pole or poles, as to propel a boat or raft or push oneself on skis.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of pole:

bef. 1050; ME; OE pāl < L pālus stake. Cf. pale2

polepoʊl(n.)

  1. each of the extremities of the earth's axis or of any spherical body.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. one of two opposite or contrasted principles or tendencies.

  3. a point of concentration of interest, attention, etc.

  4. either of the two regions or parts of an electric battery, magnet, or the like, that exhibits electrical or magnetic polarity.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  5. Cell Biol. either end of an ideal axis in a nucleus, cell, or ovum, about which parts are more or less symmetrically arranged. either end of a spindle-shaped figure formed in a cell during mitosis. the place at which a cell extension or process begins, as a nerve cell axon or a flagellum.

    Category: Cell Biology

  6. Math.

    Category: Math

    Ref: origin (def. 6b). 6 2

Idioms for pole:

  1. poles apart,having widely divergent or opposing attitudes, interests, etc.:

    On political issues they are poles apart.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pole:

1350–1400; < L polus < Gk pólos pivot, pole

Polepoʊl(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Poland.

    Category: Peoples, Geography (places)

Polepoʊl(n.)Reginald

  1. 1500–58, English cardinal and last Roman Catholic archbishop of Canterbury.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pole(noun)

    a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

  2. Pole(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Poland

  3. pole(noun)

    one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

    "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"

  4. perch, rod, pole(noun)

    a linear measure of 16.5 feet

  5. perch, rod, pole(noun)

    a square rod of land

  6. pole, celestial pole(noun)

    one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere

  7. pole(noun)

    one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface

  8. terminal, pole(noun)

    a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

  9. pole(noun)

    a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

  10. pole, magnetic pole(verb)

    one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

  11. punt, pole(verb)

    propel with a pole

    "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge"

  12. pole(verb)

    support on poles

    "pole climbing plants like beans"

  13. pole(verb)

    deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pole(noun)ʊl

    a stick used to hold sth up

    The tent has six poles.; a flag pole

  2. poleʊl

    the North Pole or the South Pole

    to walk from pole to pole

Wiktionary

  1. Pole(Noun)

    A person from Poland or of Polish descent.

  2. Origin: From Pole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pole(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander

  2. Pole(noun)

    a long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained

  3. Pole(noun)

    a measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5/ yards, or a square measure equal to 30/ square yards; a rod; a perch

  4. Pole(verb)

    to furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops

  5. Pole(verb)

    to convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn

  6. Pole(verb)

    to impel by a pole or poles, as a boat

  7. Pole(verb)

    to stir, as molten glass, with a pole

  8. Pole(noun)

    either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole

  9. Pole(noun)

    a point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian

  10. Pole(noun)

    one of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle

  11. Pole(noun)

    the firmament; the sky

  12. Pole(noun)

    see Polarity, and Polar, n

Freebase

  1. Pole

    Pole is the artistic name of Stefan Betke, a German electronic music artist commonly associated with the glitch genre as well as dubtronica.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pole

    the name given to the extremities of the imaginary axis of the earth, round which it is conceived to revolve.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pole' in Nouns Frequency: #1522


Translations for pole

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pole(noun)

the north or south end of the Earth's axis

the North/South Pole.

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