What does Pollard mean?

Definitions for Pollard
ˈpɒl ərdpol·lard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pollardnoun

    a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage

  2. pollardverb

    a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed

  3. poll, pollardverb

    convert into a pollard

    "pollard trees"


  1. pollardnoun

    A tree that has been pruned by cutting its branches back close to the trunk to promote a more bushy growth of foliage.

  2. pollardnoun

    An animal, such as cattle or deer, whose horns have been removed or shed.

  3. pollardnoun

    The chub (fish), Leuciscus cephalus.

  4. pollardnoun

    A mixture of bran and meal.

  5. pollardverb

    To prune a tree heavily, cutting branches back to the trunk, so that it produces dense new growth.

  6. Etymology: poll or the given name Paul + the pejorative suffix -ard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pollardnoun

    Etymology: from poll.

    Nothing procureth the lasting of trees so much as often cutting; and we see all overgrown trees are pollards or dottards, and not trees at their full height. Francis Bacon.

    The same king called in certain counterfeit pieces coined by the French, called pollards, crocars and rosaries. William Camden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pollardnoun

    a tree having its top cut off at some height above the ground, that may throw out branches

  2. Pollardnoun

    a clipped coin; also, a counterfeit

  3. Pollardnoun

    a fish, the chub

  4. Pollardnoun

    a stag that has cast its antlers

  5. Pollardnoun

    a hornless animal (cow or sheep)

  6. Pollardverb

    to lop the tops of, as trees; to poll; as, to pollard willows

  7. Etymology: [From Poll the head.]


  1. Pollard

    Pollard is a town in Escambia County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 120.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pollard

    pol′ard, n. a tree having the whole crown cut off, leaving it to send out new branches from the top of the stem: an animal without horns: a coarse kind of bran from wheat.—v.t. to make a pollard of. [Cf. Poll, the head.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pollard is ranked #974 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pollard surname appeared 35,749 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Pollard.

    62.7% or 22,440 total occurrences were White.
    31.3% or 11,222 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 858 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 833 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 204 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 197 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pollard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pollard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Pollard in a Sentence

  1. Gil Hoffman:

    At a time when Obama is trying to prove that he's not anti-Israel after the Iran deal, there's no better way to show Israelis that he cares about Israel than allowing this Pollard release to happen.

  2. Attorney General Lynch:

    It would have been extremely far-thinking of people 30 years ago to sentence Mr. Pollard and set this mandatory release date to coincide with the Iran deal. And if they were able to pull that off I would be quite impressed.

  3. Charles Leeper:

    If the professional diplomats and intelligence officials do decide to release Pollard to Israel.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The people of Israel welcome the release of Jonathan Pollard, may this Sabbath bring Jonathan Pollard much joy and peace that will continue in the years and decades ahead.

  5. Will Ferrell:

    On a serious, real note, what a day, thank you all, thanks to MLB, thanks to my family, to our production team and especially to Craig Pollard.

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