What does pole mean?

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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


  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

  13. Origin: [L. polus, Gr. a pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to to move: cf. F. ple.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pole

    pōl, n. that on which anything turns, as a pivot or axis: one of the ends of the axis of a sphere, esp. of the earth: (physics) one of the two points of a body in which the attractive or repulsive energy is concentrated, as in a magnet: (geom.) a point from which a pencil of rays radiates (see Polar).—n. Pole′-star, a star at or near the pole of the heavens: a guide or director.—Poles of the heavens, the two points in the heavens opposite to the poles of the earth—called also Celestial poles. [Fr.,—L. polus—Gr. polospelein, to be in motion.]

  2. Pole

    pōl, n. a pale or pile: a long piece of wood: an instrument for measuring: a measure of length, 5½ yards: in square measure, 30¼ yards.—v.t. to push or stir with a pole.—v.i. to use a pole.—adj. Pole′-clipt (Shak.), hedged in with poles.—Under bare poles, with all sails furled. [A.S. pál (Ger. pfahl)—L. palus, a stake.]

  3. Pole

    pōl, n. a native of Poland.

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pole in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amanda Madden:

    If people were magnets: I'd be the repelling pole.

  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.

  3. Dalai Lama:

    As vital as the Arctic and Antarctic, it is the Third Pole.

  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.

  5. Ambassador Giulio Haas:

    Iran at the moment is most probably the pole of stability in a very, very unsafe region.

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