Definitions of pole

  1. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
  2. To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
  3. To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
  4. To push with a long road or staff. - Pole, a native of Poland.
  5. deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
  6. To furnish with poles for support: to bear or convey on poles; to impel by poles, as a boat. Under bare poles, with the sails all furled.
  7. one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
  8. a long ( usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  9. a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
  10. a contact on an electrical device ( such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  11. one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; " they are at opposite poles" or" they are poles apart"
  12. one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
  13. one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; " they are at opposite poles"; " they are poles apart"
  14. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  15. support on poles; " pole climbing plants like beans"
  16. propel with a pole; " pole barges on the river"; " We went punting in Cambridge"
  17. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
  18. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: ( a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. ( b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. ( c) A Maypole. See Maypole. ( d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. ( e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.
  19. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
  20. A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.
  21. One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.
  22. The firmament; the sky.
  23. See Polarity, and Polar, n.
  24. A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5 yards, or a square measure equal to 30 square yards; a rod; a perch.
  25. A long staff; as, a flagpole; a measure equal to five and a half yards; one of the two ends of the axis of the earth; one of the two opposite points in a magnet.
  26. That on which anything turns, as a pivot or axis: one of the ends of the axis of a sphere, esp. of the earth: ( physics) one of the two points of a body in which the attractive or repulsive energy is concentrated, as a magnet.
  27. A pale or pile: a long piece of wood: an instrument for measuring: a measure of length, 5 1/ 2 yards; in square measure, 80 1/ 4 yards.
  28. A native of Poland.
  29. A long rod or shaft of wood; measure of 5½ linear yards.
  30. Extremity of an axis. esp. of the earth; end of a magnet.
  31. Polar.
  32. An extremity of the axis of a sphere.
  33. One of two points, as of a magnet, at which opposite qualities are concentrated.
  34. One of the Slavic people inhabiting Poland.
  35. A long slender piece of wood; a rod or perch; a measure of length of 5 1/ 2 yards; an instrument for measuring.
  36. One of the extremities of the axis on which the sphere of the heavens or the earth revolves; the star which is vertical to the pole of the earth; the pole- star; one of the two points in a body where the attractive or the repellant force is concentrated. Magnetic pole, one of the points in a magnet corresponding to the poles of the earth, the one pointing north and the other south; the place on the surface of the earth where the needle points vertically.
  37. A long, slender, piece of wood; a ong staff; a measure of length, 16 1/ 2 feet or 1/ 4 chain; in land- measure, 30 1/ 3 sqare yards; a mast.