What does POLL mean?

Definitions for POLLpoʊl

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poll

    pol, v.t. (Spens.) to exact from, to plunder.

  2. Poll

    pol, n. a familiar name, often of a parrot. [Contr. of Polly, a form of Molly=Mary.]

  3. Poll

    pōl, n. the round part of the head, esp. the back of it: a register of heads or persons: the entry of the names of electors who vote for civil officers, such as members of Parliament: an election of civil officers: the place where the votes are taken.—v.t. to remove the top: to cut: to clip: to lop, as the branches of a tree: to enter one's name in a register: to bring to the poll as a voter: to give or to receive a vote.—v.i. to give a vote.—ns. Poll′archy, government by the mob or masses; Poll′-book, a register of voters; Poll′-clerk, a clerk who assists at the polling of voters.—adj. Polled, deprived of a poll: lopped: cropped, hence bald: having cast the horns, hence wanting horns.—ns. Poll′er, one who polls; Poll′-man, one who takes the ordinary university degree, without honours; Poll′-tax, a tax by the poll or head—i.e. on each person.—At the head of the poll, having the greatest number of votes at an election. [Old Dut. polle, bol, a ball, top—Ice. kollr, top, head.]

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.”

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLL in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Warren Buffett:

    A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Every time they say I make a mistake, my poll numbers go up.

  3. Harry S Truman:

    How far would have Moses gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt

  4. Harry S. Truman:

    How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

  5. Ted Cruz:

    The Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers changed.

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