Origin of polled
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of poll1
Related Words for polledcount, survey, vote, opinion, voting, ballot, enroll, register, tally, canvass, examine, interview, sampling, sample, list
Examples from the Web for polled
Contemporary Examples of polled
Overall, 49 percent of Americans polled stated that natural disasters were evidence of the end times.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
He replaced his range cattle with Polled Herefords, raising champions that founded herds world-wide.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas
September 20, 2014
Even among those who only speak Russian, 58 percent polled in favor of unity.Ukraine’s Fighting Words
May 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, I took this question to Facebook, and polled my friends.Whatever Happened to Great Holiday Films?
December 1, 2013
While Sarvis only ended up polling about 6.5 percent, he had polled at more than 10 percent at times.Ken Cuccinelli Loses Narrowly to Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of polled
In 1768, eighteen votes were polled for one candidate and sixteen for his rival.Highways & Byways in Sussex
The party which elected Lincoln in 1860 polled only seven thousand votes in 1840.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
Six hundred and seventy-four votes were polled for this ticket.The Story of the Mormons
William Alexander Linn
It retained its organization, however, and in 1864 polled a large vote.The Sequel of Appomattox
Walter Lynwood Fleming
The anti-Kittites polled twenty-seven, and Mr. Hawkins' nominee fourteen.Cornish Characters
- 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
- the results or record of such a canvassing
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for poll
"head," early 14c., polle "hair of the head; piece of fur from the head of an animal," also "head," from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch pol "head, top." Sense extended early 14c. to "person, individual." Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1620s, from notion of "counting heads;" meaning "survey of public opinion" is first recorded 1902. Poll tax, literally "head tax," is from 1690s. Literal use in English tends toward the part of the head where the hair grows.
"to cut, trim," late 14c., "to cut short the hair" (of an animal or person), from poll (n.). Of trees or plants from 1570s. Related: Polled; polling.
fem. proper name, short for Polly. Noted from 1620s as a parrot's name.