Poll meaning

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The definition of a poll is a counting or voting, or a place where people vote.

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.

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The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or ax.
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To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
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To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of.

Polled the sheep; polled the trees.

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Poll is defined as to cast and gather a vote, or to survey people.

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.

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The casting and registering of votes in an election.
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The number of votes cast or recorded.
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A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
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The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
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To receive (a given number of votes).
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To receive or record the votes of.

Polling a jury.

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To cast (a vote or ballot).
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To question in a survey; canvass.
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To vote at the polls in an election.
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The head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head.
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An individual person, esp. one among several.
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A counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters.
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A voting or expression of opinion by individuals.
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The amount of voting; number of votes recorded.
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A place where votes are cast and recorded.
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The blunt or flat end, as of an ax.
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To cut off or cut short.
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To cut off or trim the wool, hair, horns, or branches of; specif., to pollard (a tree)
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To receive (a specified number or proportion of votes)
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To cast (a vote)
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To canvass in a poll.
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To vote in an election.
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The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
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To cut off or trim something such as hair, horns, or wool; clip.
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To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of.

Polled the sheep; polled the trees.

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An election or a survey of a particular group of people.

The student council had a poll to see what people want served in the cafeteria.

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A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of individuals, especially electors.
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(usually as plural) A place where voters cast ballots.

The polls close at 8 p.m.

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Hair.
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The head, especially its top part.
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The broad or butt end of an axe or a hammer.
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A fish, the pollard or European chub.
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To take, record the votes of (an electorate).
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To solicit mock votes from (a person or group).
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(intransitive) To vote at an election.

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To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters.

He polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.

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To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop.

To poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.

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To cut the hair of (a creature).
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To remove the horns of (an animal).
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To remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop.

To poll a tree.

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(computing, communication) To (repeatedly) request the status of something (such as a computer or printer on a network).

The network hub polled the department's computers to determine which ones could still respond.

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(intransitive, with adverb) To be judged in a poll.
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To impose a tax upon.
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To pay as one's personal tax.
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To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, especially for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
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(law) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation.

A polled deed.

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(of kinds of livestock which typically have horns) Bred without horns, and thus hornless.

Poll Hereford.

Red Poll cows.

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A pet parrot.
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(UK, dated, Cambridge University) One who does not try for honors at university, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
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A diminutive of the female given name Mary.
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A common pet name for a parrot.
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Origin of poll

  • Middle English pol head from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English pol, polle ("head, hair of the head, list"; > Anglo-Norman poll (“list")), from Middle Low German pol, poll (“head") or Middle Dutch pol, pōle, polle (“head, top"), both from Proto-Germanic *pullaz (“round object, head, top"), from Proto-Indo-European *bolno-, *bōwl- (“orb, round object, bubble"), from Proto-Indo-European *bew- (“to blow, swell"). Akin to Scots pow (“head, crown, skalp, skull"), Eastern Frisian pol (“round, full, brimming"), Low German polle (“head, tree-top, bulb"), Danish puld (“crown of a hat"), Swedish dialectal pull (“head"). Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1625, from notion of "counting heads".

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  • Perhaps a shortening of Polly, a common name for pet parrots.

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  • From Polly, by rhyming with Molly, from Mary.

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  • From Ancient Greek [script?] (polloi, “the many, the masses")

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  • From Paul.

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