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poll

1
[ pohl ]
/ poʊl /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to vote at the polls; give one's vote.

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RELATED WORDS

count, survey, vote, opinion, voting, ballot, enroll, register, tally, canvass, examine, interview, sampling, sample, list

Nearby words

polk, james k., polk, james knox, polka, polka dot, polka dots, poll, poll end, poll evil, poll parrot, poll tax, poll watcher

Origin of poll

1
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 Danish puld, Swedish pull crown of the head
Related formspoll·a·ble, adjectivepoll·er, nounre·poll·ing, noun

Definition for poll (2 of 3)

poll

2
[ pol ]
/ pɒl /

noun

(especially at Cambridge University, England)
the body of students who read for or obtain a degree without honors.
Also called poll degree. pass degree.

Origin of poll

2
1785–95; apparently < Greek polloí, in hoi polloí the many; see poly-

Definition for poll (3 of 3)

poll

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[ pol ]
/ pɒl /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for poll

poll

/ (pəʊl) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for poll

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
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