Definition of Poll

1. Noun. An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people.

Exact synonyms: Canvass, Opinion Poll, Public Opinion Poll
Generic synonyms: Enquiry, Inquiry, Research
Specialized synonyms: Exit Poll, Straw Poll, Straw Vote
Derivative terms: Canvass, Canvass, Pollster

2. Verb. Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.
Exact synonyms: Canvas, Canvass
Generic synonyms: Survey
Specialized synonyms: Circularise, Circularize
Derivative terms: Canvasser, Canvass, Canvasser

3. Noun. The top of the head.
Exact synonyms: Crown, Pate
Group relationships: Human Head
Specialized synonyms: Tonsure
Generic synonyms: Top, Top Side, Upper Side, Upside

4. Verb. Vote in an election at a polling station.
Generic synonyms: Vote

5. Noun. The part of the head between the ears.
Group relationships: Equus Caballus, Horse, Cow, Moo-cow
Generic synonyms: Top, Top Side, Upper Side, Upside

6. Verb. Get the votes of.
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get

7. Noun. A tame parrot.
Exact synonyms: Poll Parrot
Generic synonyms: Parrot

8. Verb. Convert into a pollard. "They poll the trees"; "Pollard trees"
Exact synonyms: Pollard
Generic synonyms: Clip, Crop, Cut Back, Dress, Lop, Prune, Snip, Trim
Derivative terms: Pollard, Pollard

9. Noun. The counting of votes (as in an election).
Category relationships: Election
Generic synonyms: Count, Counting, Enumeration, Numeration, Reckoning, Tally

Definition of Poll

1. n. A parrot; -- familiarly so called.

2. n. One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.

3. n. The head; the back part of the head.

4. v. t. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.

5. v. i. To vote at an election.

Definition of Poll

1. Noun. An election or a survey of a particular group. ¹

2. Noun. (usually as plural) A place voters cast ballots. ¹

3. Noun. Hair ¹

4. Noun. The head, especially its top part. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To take, record the votes of (an electorate). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To solicit mock votes from (a person or group). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To cut the hair of (a creature). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To remove the horns of (an animal). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive communication) To (repeatedly) ask status of other machine(s) in network. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive with adverb) To be judged in a poll. ¹

11. Adjective. (context: of kinds of livestock which typically have horns) Bred without horns, and thus hornless. ¹

12. Noun. A pet parrot. ¹

13. Noun. (UK dated) One who does not try for honors at university, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman. ¹

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Definition of Poll

1. to question for the purpose of surveying public opinion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Poll

1. 1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree. "When he [Absalom] pollled his head." (2 Sam. Xiv. 26) "His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs." (Sir T. North) 2. To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass. "Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreed That all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it." (Chapman) 3. The European chub. See Pollard, 3 . Poll book, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election. 4. Poll evil, an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck. Origin: Akin to LG. Polle the head, the crest of a bird, the top of a tree, OD. Pol, polle, Dan. Puld the crown of a hat. (21 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poll

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polka dots
polka fever
polkissen of Zimmermann
poll (current term)
poll book
poll books
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poll parrot
poll taker
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