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Definition of Poll

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receive votes; vote, elect; count votes, make a survey
voting, electing; list of voters; counting of votes; number of votes; referendum
trim tree branches, prune a tree; cut off the horns of an animal
Poll Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
  
(n.)
A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
  
(n.)
One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
  
(n.)
Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
  
(n.)
The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
  
(n.)
The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
  
(n.)
The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
  
(n.)
The head; the back part of the head.
  
(n.)
The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
  
(v. i.)
To vote at an election.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.
  
(v. t.)
To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
  
(v. t.)
To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
  
(v. t.)
To impose a tax upon.
  
(v. t.)
To pay as one's personal tax.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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poll
\poll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. polled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. polling.]
1. 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. when he [absalom] pollled his head. xiv. 26. his death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs. t. north.
2. 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. who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreed that all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it.
3. to extort from; to plunder; to strip. [obs.] which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.
4. to impose a tax upon. [obs.]
5. to pay as one's personal tax. the man that polled but twelve pence for his head.
6. to enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one. polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.
7. 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. and poll for points of faith his trusty vote.
8. (law) to cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. see dee&?; poll.


  similar words(8) 



 poll evil 
 yellow-poll warbler 
 poll book 
 poll tax 
 red poll 
 deed poll 
 to poll a jury 
 poll pick 
Irish Gaelic words and phrases
hole
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
(synonym) opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass
(hypernym) inquiry, enquiry, research
(hyponym) exit poll
(derivation) canvass, canvas
2. the top of the head
(synonym) pate, crown
(hypernym) top, top side, upper side, upside
(hyponym) tonsure
(part-holonym) human head
3. the part of the head between the ears
(hypernym) top, top side, upper side, upside
(part-holonym) horse, Equus caballus
4. a tame parrot
(synonym) poll parrot
(hypernym) parrot
5. the counting of votes (as in an election)
(hypernym) count, counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally
(classification) election

Verb
1. get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
(synonym) canvass, canvas
(hypernym) survey
(hyponym) circularize, circularise
(derivation) opinion poll, public opinion poll, canvass
2. vote in an election at a polling station
(hypernym) vote
3. get the votes of
(hypernym) get, acquire
4. convert into a pollard; "pollard trees"
(synonym) pollard
(hypernym) snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
(derivation) pollard
Poll Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of opinions
Poll Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
JDK Doc(JAVA)
- Method in class java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue 
public Reference poll ()
Polls this queue to see if a reference object is available, returning one immediately if so. If the queue is empty, this method immediately returns null.Returns: A reference object, if one was immediately available, otherwise null
Jargon File
v.,n. 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."
Poll Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Poll, polled or polling may refer to:

Figurative head counts
  • Polling, voting
  • Show of hands, voting
  • Opinion poll
  • The polls, polling places
  • Poll, an election

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DNA polymerase lambda, also known as POLL, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the POLLA gene.

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Johan Adam Pollich or Johann (1 January 1741,  Kaiserslautern - 24 February 1780) was a German  doctor, botanist and entomologist.

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Poll Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
The top of the head, between the ears.