Definitions of poll

  1. get the opinions of people, for example
  2. vote in an election at a polling station
  3. the counting of votes ( as in an election)
  4. a tame parrot
  5. the part of the head between the ears
  6. convert into a pollard, as of trees
  7. get the votes of
  8. convert into a pollard; " pollard trees"
  9. get the opinions ( of people) by asking specific questions
  10. The head; the back part of the head.
  11. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
  12. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
  13. The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
  14. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
  15. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
  16. The European chub. See Pollard, 3 ( a).
  17. 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.
  18. To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
  19. To pay as one's personal tax.
  20. To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
  21. To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
  22. To vote at an election.
  23. A parrot; - familiarly so called.
  24. 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.
  25. To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.
  26. The head, especially the back part of it; a list of persons, especially those entitled to vote at elections; an election; number of votes recorded at an election; place where votes are cast: usually.
  27. To lop, clip, or shear; as, to poll trees or sheep; to enroll, as for voting; to examine or record the votes of; as, to poll a jury; receive votes; as, he polled a large majority; to cast or drop in a ballot box.
  28. A familiar name, often of a parrot.
  29. The round part of the head, esp. the back of it: a register of heads or persons: the entry of the names of electors who vote for civil officers, such as members of Congress: an election of civil officers: the place where the votes are taken.
  30. To remove the top: to cut: to clip: to lop, as the branches of a tree: to enter one's name in a register: to bring to the poll as a voter.
  31. POLLER.
  32. The head; register of persons; election.
  33. To lop the top; clip; register, as a voter.
  34. To enroll; canvass; vote.
  35. To lop; clip; shear.
  36. The head; hence, a person, or a list of persons.
  37. The voting or votes at an election.
  38. A poll - tax.
  39. Voting- place.
  40. The head of a person, or the back part of it; a register of heads of persons; the entry of the names of electors who vote for civil officers; an election of civil officers, or the place of election.
  41. To lop the tops of trees; to clip; to shear; to entor names on a list for voting; to bring to the poll.
  42. To vote at a poll.
  43. The head; the back part of the head; a register of heads or persons; the entry of the names of persons qualified to vote for civil officers and members of Parliament; an election of civil officers, or the place where the votes are taken.
  44. To lop or cut off the head, as trees; to clip or cut off hair or wool; to shear; to receive or give votes.
  45. A term applied at Cambridge to those men who do not take honours, but are contented with a degree merely.

Usage examples for poll

  1. " Tell us what 'tis, Poll," " Well, I'll tell you," said Polly, as she rose and began to walk up and down the floor. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. But Burke soon found in the course of his canvas that he had no chance, and he declined to go to the poll. – Burke by John Morley
  3. So back I must get me to Brunswick to attend to my poll. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  4. It is a town in which one may be happy; historically, however, it has not much claim upon our notice, its chief boast being that it was here the first act of violence in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 occurred, when Wat Tyler broke the head of the poll- tax collector who had brutally assaulted his daughter. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  5. Poll Tax, from a quarter dollar to 4 dollars each person. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  6. What is his attitude toward the poll tax? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  7. Poll, said he to his wife, it's an uncertain business, is the book- trade. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  8. All the time her mind was busy thinking out these fine resolves, her lips were thanking the Lord for Little Poll. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  9. One tenant was driving in a gig with me to the poll when a priest passed me on the road and said to my tenant:- 'May the blast of the Almighty be upon you, for I know you are being taken to vote the wrong way. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  10. The great mass of mankind are the " Poll," who pick up just enough to get through without much discredit. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  11. " Ay," said Bart, after a few moments' quiet thought, " I've heared 'em, lad; but there's no poll parrot out here as knows me." – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  12. Don't leave him, and poll him your- self. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  13. In the third it " could not disguise- from itself or its readers"- that Mr. Marsham's defeat by so large a majority had been a strong probability from the first, and had been made a certainty by the appearance on the eve of the poll of " the Barrington letter." – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. What is it, Poll? – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  15. His curly poll will grace the hangman's pole, A charming barber's block, upon my soul! – Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
  16. " True, quite true, Poll," replied the captain, musingly. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne