Complete Definition of "poll"

See|Poll|póll
English

Etymology 1
From term|polle||hair of the head, (recorded in English since c.1290), from MLG. or MD. term|pol||head, top. Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1625, from notion of "counting heads"

Pronunciation
a|Australia IPA|/paÉl/, SAMPA|/paOl/
a|UK IPA|/pÉÊl/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
a|US IPA|/poÊl/, SAMPA|/poUl/

Homophones
pole
Pole

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

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

#:The student council had a poll to see what people want served in the cafeteria.
#:The network hub polled the department's computers to determine which ones could still respond.

  1. a place voters cast ballots

#:The polls close at 8 p.m.

  1. Hair

#* 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island|Treasure Island
#*: ...the doctor, as if to hear better, had taken off his powdered wig, and sat there, looking very strange indeed with his own close-cropped black poll.

Synonyms
sense|election or survey election, survey
sense|hair hair

Translations
trans-top|An election or a survey of a particular group
Croatian: t-|hr|anketa|f
Finnish: äänestys, mielipidemittaus
Greek: t|el|δημοÏκÏÏηÏη|f|sc=Grek (dimoskópisi)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|place to vote
Greek: t|el|κάλÏη|f|sc=Grek (kálpi)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
polling

straw poll

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To solicit mock votes from (a person or group).

Translations
trans-top|To solicit mock votes from (a person or group)
Finnish: suorittaa mielipidetutkimus
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 2
etystub

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To remove the horns of (an animal).

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+
trans-top|To remove the horns of (an animal)
Finnish: leikata sarvet
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 3
etystub

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/pÉl/, SAMPA|/pQl/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A tame parrot. <!-- should this be capitalized? The Poll page is a redirect -->

<!--There is also a term used in Cambridge University with this pronunciation-->

References
R:Websters

Category:English heteronyms


Catalan

Etymology 1
L.|ca term|pullus

Noun
infl|ca|noun

  1. chicken

Etymology 2
Ultimately from L.|ca term|pedis

Noun
infl|ca|noun

  1. louse

Irish

Pronunciation
IPA|lang=ga|/pÉl̺/

Noun
infl|ga|noun|g=m

  1. hole
  2. pothole

Declension
ga noun m1|p|oll|oill

Synonyms
sense|pothole linntreog f

Verb
infl|ga|verb

  1. transitive|lang=ga puncture, pierce, make a hole in

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