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poll

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[ 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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Origin of poll

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English pol(le) “head (of a person or animal); a person,” from Middle Dutch or 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, adjectivepoller, nounre·poll·ing, noun

Other definitions for poll (2 of 3)

poll2
[ pol ]
/ pɒl /

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

Origin of poll

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First recorded in 1800–05; from Greek polloí (as in hoi polloí “the many”); see poly-

Other definitions 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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