The definition of a poll is a counting or voting, or a place where people vote.noun
- An example of a poll is a research survey.
- An example of a poll is a place where people go to vote during an election.
Poll is defined as to cast and gather a vote, or to survey people.verb
- An example of poll is to ask each member of the jury how they voted.
- An example of poll is to ask 1,000 people about their level of education.
- the head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head
- an individual person, esp. one among several
- a counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters
- a voting or expression of opinion by individuals
- the amount of voting; number of votes recorded
- ☆ a place where votes are cast and recorded
- a canvassing of a selected or random group of people to collect information, or to attempt to discover public opinion
- a report or record of the results of this
- the blunt or flat end, as of an ax
Origin: ME pol < or akin to MDu, top of the head, head
- to cut off or cut short
- to cut off or trim the wool, hair, horns, or branches of; specif., to pollard (a tree)
- to take or register the votes of: to poll a county
- to require each member of (a jury, committee, etc.) to declare his or her vote individually
- to receive (a specified number or proportion of votes)
- to cast (a vote)
- to canvass in a poll (sense )
- poller noun
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- The casting and registering of votes in an election.
- The number of votes cast or recorded.
- The place where votes are cast and registered. Often used in the plural with the.
- A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
- The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
- The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or ax.
- To receive (a given number of votes).
- To receive or record the votes of: polling a jury.
- To cast (a vote or ballot).
- To question in a survey; canvass.
- To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
- To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of: polled the sheep; polled the trees.
Origin: Middle English pol, head, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch.
- pollˈer noun