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poll

 (pōl)
n.
1. The casting and registering of votes in an election.
2. The number of votes cast or recorded.
3. polls
a. The places where votes are cast and registered during an election, considered as a group: The polls close in this state at 8:00.
b. A place where votes are cast and registered: I went to the polls before work to cast a vote.
4. A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information.
5. The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows.
6. The blunt or broad end of a tool such as a hammer or axe.
v. polled, poll·ing, polls
v.tr.
1. To receive (a given number of votes).
2. To receive or record the votes of: polling a jury.
3. To cast (a vote or ballot).
4. To question in a survey; canvass.
5. To cut off or trim (hair, horns, or wool, for example); clip.
6. To trim or cut off the hair, wool, branches, or horns of: polled the sheep; polled the trees.
v.intr.
To vote at the polls in an election.

[Middle English pol, head, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch.]

poll′er n.

poll

(pəʊl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the casting, recording, or counting of votes in an election; a voting
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the result or quantity of such a voting: a heavy poll.
3.
a. a canvassing of a representative sample of a large group of people on some question in order to determine the general opinion of the group
b. the results or record of such a canvassing
4. any counting or enumeration: a poll of the number of men with long hair.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for poll tax
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a list or enumeration of people, esp for taxation or voting purposes
7. (Tools) the striking face of a hammer
8. (Anatomy) the occipital or back part of the head of an animal
vb (mainly tr)
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to receive (a vote or quantity of votes): he polled 10 000 votes.
10. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to receive, take, or record the votes of: he polled the whole town.
11. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to canvass (a person, group, area, etc) as part of a survey of opinion
12. chiefly US to take the vote, verdict, opinion, etc, individually of each member (of a jury, conference, etc)
13. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes intr) to cast (a vote) in an election
14. (Computer Science) computing (in data transmission when several terminals share communications channels) to check each channel rapidly to establish which are free, or to call for data from each terminal in turn
15. to clip or shear
16. (Agriculture) to remove or cut short the horns of (cattle)
[C13 (in the sense: a human head) and C17 (in the modern sense: a counting of heads, votes): from Middle Low German polle hair of the head, head, top of a tree; compare Swedish pull crown of the head]

poll

(poʊl)

n.
1. a sampling or collection of opinions on a subject, taken from a selected or random group of persons, as for the purpose of analysis.
2. the act of voting in an election.
3. the registration of such votes.
4. Usu., polls. the place where votes are cast.
5. the number of votes cast.
6. a list or enumeration of individuals, as for purposes of taxing or voting.
7. the head, esp. the part of it on which the hair grows.
8. the back of the head.
9. the rear portion of the head of a horse; the nape.
10. the part of the head between the ears of certain animals, as the horse and cow.
11. the broad end or face of a hammer.
v.t.
12. to take a sampling of the attitudes or opinions of.
13. to receive at the polls, as votes.
14. to enroll (someone) in a list or register, as for purposes of taxing or voting.
15. to take or register the votes of (persons).
16. to deposit or cast at the polls, as a vote.
17. to bring to the polls, as voters.
18. to cut short or cut off the hair, wool, etc., of (an animal) or the horns of (cattle).
19. to cut short or cut off (hair, wool, etc.).
20. to cut off the top of (a tree); pollard.
v.i.
21. to vote at the polls; cast one's vote.
[1250–1300; Middle English polle (hair of the) head < Middle Low German: hair of the head, top of a tree or other plant; akin to Swedish pull crown of the head]
poll′er, n.

poll


Past participle: polled
Gerund: polling

Imperative
poll
poll
Present
I poll
you poll
he/she/it polls
we poll
you poll
they poll
Preterite
I polled
you polled
he/she/it polled
we polled
you polled
they polled
Present Continuous
I am polling
you are polling
he/she/it is polling
we are polling
you are polling
they are polling
Present Perfect
I have polled
you have polled
he/she/it has polled
we have polled
you have polled
they have polled
Past Continuous
I was polling
you were polling
he/she/it was polling
we were polling
you were polling
they were polling
Past Perfect
I had polled
you had polled
he/she/it had polled
we had polled
you had polled
they had polled
Future
I will poll
you will poll
he/she/it will poll
we will poll
you will poll
they will poll
Future Perfect
I will have polled
you will have polled
he/she/it will have polled
we will have polled
you will have polled
they will have polled
Future Continuous
I will be polling
you will be polling
he/she/it will be polling
we will be polling
you will be polling
they will be polling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been polling
you have been polling
he/she/it has been polling
we have been polling
you have been polling
they have been polling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been polling
you will have been polling
he/she/it will have been polling
we will have been polling
you will have been polling
they will have been polling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been polling
you had been polling
he/she/it had been polling
we had been polling
you had been polling
they had been polling
Conditional
I would poll
you would poll
he/she/it would poll
we would poll
you would poll
they would poll
Past Conditional
I would have polled
you would have polled
he/she/it would have polled
we would have polled
you would have polled
they would have polled

poll

The casting of a vote, the number of votes cast, or a place where voting takes place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poll - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
inquiry, research, enquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
exit poll - a poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election
straw poll, straw vote - an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue
2.poll - the top of the head
human head - the head of a human being
tonsure - the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head
top side, upper side, upside, top - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
3.poll - the part of the head between the ears
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
cow, moo-cow - female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
top side, upper side, upside, top - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
4.poll - a tame parrot
parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
5.poll - the counting of votes (as in an election)
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
counting, enumeration, numeration, count, reckoning, tally - the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order; "the counting continued for several hours"
Verb1.poll - get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
survey - make a survey of; for statistical purposes
circularise, circularize - canvass by distributing letters
2.poll - vote in an election at a polling station
vote - express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
3.poll - get the votes of
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
4.poll - convert into a pollard; "pollard trees"
prune, snip, lop, cut back, clip, crop, trim, dress - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

poll

noun
1. survey, figures, count, sampling, returns, ballot, tally, census, canvass, Gallup Poll, (public) opinion poll Polls show that the party is losing support.
2. election, vote, voting, referendum, ballot, plebiscite In 1945, Churchill was defeated at the polls.
verb
1. question, interview, survey, sample, ballot, canvass More than 18,000 people were polled.
2. gain, return, record, register, tally He had polled enough votes to force a second ballot.

poll

noun
The uppermost part of the body:
Translations
إسْتِفتاء الرأي العامإِقْتِرَاعإقْتِراع، تَصْويتعَدَد الأصْواتيحْصَل على عَدَد من الأصْوات
anketadostat hlasypočet hlasůprůzkum veřejného míněnívolby
afstemningmeningsmålingopinionsundersøgelseopnårundspørge
mielipidemittaus
anketa
szavazatszám
hljóta atkvæîikosningaòátttakakosningarskoîanakönnun
世論調査
여론조사
balsavimasbalsavimo kabinabalsavimo vietabalsų skaičiusdalyvauti rinkimuose
balsošanabalsu skaitsiegūt balsissabiedriskās domas aptaujavēlēšanas
dostať hlasypočet hlasovprieskum verejnej mienky
anketaglasovanje
undersökning
การสำรวจความคิดเห็นจากคนส่วนมาก
anketkamu oyu araştırmasıkamuoyu yoklamasıoy almakoy sayısı
bầu cử

poll

[pəʊl]
A. N
1. (= voting) → votación f; (= election) → elecciones fpl
in the poll of 1945en las elecciones de 1945
a poll was demandedexigieron una votación, insistieron en que se llevara a cabo una votación
to head the pollobtener la mayoría de los votos
to take a poll on sthsometer algo a votación
a poll was taken among those presentse llevó a cabo una votación entre los asistentes
2. (= total votes) → votos mpl, votación f
there was a poll of 84%el 84% del electorado acudió a las urnas
the candidate achieved a poll of 5000 votesel candidato obtuvo 5000 votos
the poll has been a heavy oneha votado un elevado porcentaje del electorado
3. polls (= voting place) → urnas fpl
to go to the pollsacudir a las urnas
4. (= opinion poll) → encuesta f, sondeo m (Telec) → interrogación f
to take a pollhacer una encuesta
see also Gallup poll
B. VT
1. [+ votes] → obtener
he polled only 50 votesobtuvo solamente 50 votos
2. (in opinion poll) → encuestar
1068 people were polledencuestaron a 1068 personas
3. (= remove horns from) [+ cattle] → descornar
C. VI he polled badlyobtuvo pocos votos, tuvo escaso apoyo
we expect to poll wellesperamos obtener muchos votos
D. CPD poll rating Nresultado m obtenido en las encuestas
poll tax N(contribución f de) capitación f (Brit) (formerly) → impuesto m municipal por cabeza

poll

[ˈpəʊl]
n
(also opinion poll) → sondage m
A recent poll revealed that → Un sondage récent a révélé que ...
(= election) → scrutin m
vt
(= survey) [+ people] → sonder
to be polled → être sondé(e)
More than 18,000 people were polled → Plus de 18 000 personnes ont été sondées.
a majority of those polled → la majorité des sondés
[+ votes] → obtenir
He polled 1,781 votes → Il a obtenu 1 781 voix. polls
npl
to go to the polls [voters] → se rendre aux urnes, aller aux urnes
[government] → organiser des élections

The polls have closed → Les bureaux de vote sont fermés.
to be defeated at the polls → être battu(e) aux élections poll rating

poll

n
(Pol) (= voting)Abstimmung f; (= election)Wahl f; a poll was taken among the villagersunter den Dorfbewohnern wurde abgestimmt; to head the pollbei der Wahl führen; poll of polls˜ Politbarometer nt
(= total of votes cast)Wahlbeteiligung f; (for individual candidate) → Stimmenanteil m; there was an 84% polldie Wahlbeteiligung betrug 84%; they got 34% of the pollsie bekamen 34% der Stimmen
polls (= voting place)Wahllokale pl; (= election)Wahl f; to go to the pollswählen gehen, zur Wahl gehen; a crushing defeat at the pollseine vernichtende Niederlage bei den Wahlen, eine vernichtende Wahlniederlage; a photograph of X at the pollsein Foto von X bei der Stimmabgabe
(= opinion poll)Umfrage f; a telephone polleine telefonische Abstimmung; to take a poll (of 3,000 people)(3000 Personen) abstimmen lassen
(old: = head, esp back of head) → Schädel m
vt
voteserhalten, auf sich (acc)vereinigen
(in opinion poll) → befragen; 40% of those polled supported the Government40% der Befragten waren für die Regierung
horns, treesstutzen; polled cattleRinder mit gestutzten Hörnern
(Comput, Internet) → pollen
vi
he polled badly (in the election)er erhielt bei der Wahl wenige Stimmen, er schnitt bei der Wahl schlecht ab; the nationalists polled welldie Nationalisten erhielten bei der Wahl viele Stimmen, die Nationalisten schnitten bei der Wahl gut ab
(Comput, Internet) → pollen

poll

[pəʊl]
1. n
a. (voting) → votazione f, votazioni fpl; (election) → elezioni fpl
to take a poll (on sth) → mettere (qc) ai voti
they got 65% of the poll → hanno ottenuto il 65% dei voti
to go to the polls (voters) → andare alle urne (government) → indire le elezioni
a defeat at the polls → una sconfitta alle elezioni
b. (also opinion poll) → sondaggio (d'opinione)
to conduct a poll → fare un sondaggio
2. vt
a. (votes) → ottenere
b. (in opinion poll) → interrogare nel corso di un sondaggio

poll

(pəul) noun
1. an election. They organized a poll to elect a president.
2. the number of votes. There has been a heavy poll (= a large number of votes).
3. (also opinion poll) a test of public opinion by asking people questions.
verb
to receive a number of votes. He polled fifty per cent of the votes.
ˈpolling-booth noun
a small place or stall where one can mark one's voting-paper.
ˈpolling-station noun
a place where one goes to vote.
go to the polls
to have an election.

poll

إِقْتِرَاع anketa rundspørge Abstimmung σφυγμομέτρηση encuesta de opinión mielipidemittaus sondage anketa votazione 世論調査 여론조사 opiniepeiling gallupundersøkelse głosowanie pesquisa, sondagem голосование undersökning การสำรวจความคิดเห็นจากคนส่วนมาก kamuoyu yoklaması bầu cử 选举投票
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Laurie enjoyed that immensely, and when she told about the prim old gentleman who came once to woo Aunt March, and in the middle of a fine speech, how Poll had tweaked his wig off to his great dismay, the boy lay back and laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks, and a maid popped her head in to see what was the matter.
Now, to white eyes there is no difference between this bit of skin and that of any other Indian, and yet the Sagamore declares it came from the poll of a Mingo; nay, he even names the tribe of the poor devil, with as much ease as if the scalp was the leaf of a book, and each hair a letter.
My boy, Liberty does not come from colors, they only show party, and all the liberty you can get out of them is, liberty to get drunk at other people's expense, liberty to ride to the poll in a dirty old cab, liberty to abuse any one that does not wear your color, and to shout yourself hoarse at what you only half-understand -- that's your liberty
He must be a fool, for he contested the last Birmingham election, and came out at the foot of the poll with thirty-two votes through calling himself a Social Democrat or some such foreign rubbish, instead of saying out like a man that he was a Radical.
Trelawney (that, you will remember, was the squire's name) had got up from his seat and was striding about the room, and the doctor, as if to hear the better, had taken off his powdered wig and sat there looking very strange indeed with his own close-cropped black poll.
There was besides in the inn, as servant, an Asturian lass with a broad face, flat poll, and snub nose, blind of one eye and not very sound in the other.
As to poll taxes, I, without scruple, confess my disapprobation of them; and though they have prevailed from an early period in those States[1] which have uniformly been the most tenacious of their rights, I should lament to see them introduced into practice under the national government.
I saw myself wandering barefooted, bareheaded, the sun beating on my dark poll.
And you say the Swiss are mercenary, as a parrot says 'Poor Poll,' or as the Belgians here say the English are not brave, or as the French accuse them of being perfidious: there is no justice in your dictums.
The explosion was soon explained by the apparition of an old negro's bald head thrust in at the door, his white goggle eyes contrasting with his jetty poll, which was wet with rain, and shone like a bottle.
Cover thy poll, Gaul, cover thy poll,” cried the driver, who was Mr.
So in countries, if the gentlemen be too many, the commons will be base; and you will bring it to that, that not the hundred poll, will be fit for an helmet; especially as to the infantry, which is the nerve of an army; and so there will be great population, and little strength.