poll

1
[ pohl ]
/ poʊl /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM poll

poll·a·ble, adjectivepoll·er, nounre·poll·ing, noun

Definition for poll (2 of 3)

poll2
[ 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)

poll3
[ 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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