Crossword clues for pole
- It's the end of the world
- Cold spot
- Pool worker's aid
- Plum Nascar position
- Subway car feature
- Barber's emblem
- Flag holder
- It may be + or -
- Decathlete's implement
- Copernicus, e.g., by birth
- Firehouse fixture
- Ladder, part 4
- Strip club fixture
- Szczecin resident
- One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
- One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
- A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
- A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
- One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
- (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet
- A native or inhabitant of Poland
- One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
- A square rod of land
- May, for one
- Axis end
- Either end of a magnet
- Barbershop emblem
- True north spot
- Decathlete's need
- John Paul II, e.g.
- Tent support
- + or -
- Fishing need
- Vault opener?
- Gondola propeller
- Barbershop symbol
- Spar, e.g.
- Explorer's quest, with "the"
- End of the world?
- Cold place
- Gondolier's need
- ___ vault
- Vaulter's tool
- Extremity of the earth
- Kind of position
- Make a gondola go
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rod \Rod\, n. [The same word as rood. See Rood.]
A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically:
An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son.
--Prov. xiii. 24.
A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. ``The rod, and bird of peace.''
A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
(Mach. & Structure) A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
An instrument for measuring.
Black rod. See in the Vocabulary.
Rods and cones (Anat.), the elongated cells or elements of the sensory layer of the retina, some of which are cylindrical, others somewhat conical.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"inhabitant or native of Poland," 1650s, from German Pole, singular of Polen, from Polish Polanie "Poles," literally "field-dwellers," from pole "field," related to Old Church Slavonic polje "field," from PIE root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
"stake," late Old English pal "stake, pole, post," a general Germanic borrowing (Old Frisian and Old Saxon pal "stake," Middle Dutch pael, Dutch paal, Old High German pfal, Old Norse pall) from Latin palus "stake" (see pale (n.)).\n
\nRacing sense of "inside fence surrounding a course" is from 1851; pole position in auto racing attested from 1904.\nA ten-foot pole as a metaphoric measure of something one would not touch something (or someone) else with is by 1839, American English. The ten-foot pole was a common tool used to set stakes for fences, etc., and the phrase "Can't touch de bottom with a ten foot pole" is in the popular old minstrel show song "Camptown Races."\n\n"I saw her eat."\n
"No very unnatural occurrence I should think."\n
"But she ate an onion!"\n
"Right my boy, right, never marry a woman who would touch an onion with a ten foot pole."\n
["The Collegian," University of Virginia, 1839]\n
"ends of Earth's axis," late 14c., from Old French pole or directly from Latin polus "end of an axis;" also "the sky, the heavens" (a sense sometimes used in English from 16c.), from Greek polos "pivot, axis of a sphere, the sky," from PIE *kwol- "turn round," from root *kwel- (1) "wheel; turn, roll around" (see cycle (n.)).
"to furnish with poles," 1570s, from pole (n.1). Meaning "to push with a pole" is from 1753. Related: Poled; poling.
Etymology 1 n. Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes. vb. 1 To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole. 2 To identify something quite precisely using a telescope. 3 (context transitive English) To furnish with poles for support. 4 (context transitive English) To convey on poles. 5 (context transitive English) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole. Etymology 2
n. 1 Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object. 2 A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south). 3 (context geometry English) A fixed point relative to other points or lines. 4 (context electricity English) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves. 5 (context complex analysis English) For a meromorphic function : a point for which as . 6 (context obsolete English) The firmament; the sky. vb. (context transitive English) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.
v. propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge" [syn: punt]
support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans"
deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
n. a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
a native or inhabitant of Poland
one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere [syn: celestial pole]
one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves [syn: terminal]
a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated [syn: magnetic pole]
Pole may refer to:
Pole is the artistic name of Stefan Betke (born 18 February 1967), a German electronic music artist commonly associated with the glitch genre as well as dubtronica.
Pole is an album by Pole. It was released by Mute in 2003. Four of the album's nine tracks feature vocals from American hip-hop artist Fat Jon.
The surname Pole usually derives from "Pool", a person associated with a body of water.
The Welsh de la Poles descended from Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn take their name from the previous association with the place Welshpool. The link between the knightly de la Poles of Wales (pre-1300), and William de la Pole (Chief Baron of the Exchequer), of Hull and his descendants, is uncertain and unproven. It is presented as fact in some genealogies. (See Parentage of William de la Pole (d.1366). Additionally some medieval contemporaries may have been unrelated to either family.
Pole (Poles), for two performers with shortwave receivers and a sound projectionist, is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen, written in 1970. It is Number 30 in the catalogue of the composer's works.
Usage examples of "pole".
I They secured the end of the rope to one of the poles wedged like an anchor in the opening of the tunnel that led to the crystal cavern, and Craig abseiled down the rope to the water at the bottom of the shaft once more.
At night, when everybody was asleep, he and the famous airman Lyapidevsky found and rescued the Chelyuskin expedition, and with Vodopyanov he landed heavy aircraft on the pack ice at the North Pole, arid with Chkalov opened the unexplored air route to the United States across the Pole.
The supporting poles were kicked aside, and before they hit the ground Erik and Akee, along with two other men, were lifting the heavy oaken bar out of the brackets that held it in place.
The little boy had now converted his alpenstock into a vaulting pole, by the aid of which he was springing about in the gravel and kicking it up not a little.
At this moment the Southern Cross presented itself to the observer in an inverted position, the star Alpha marking its base, which is nearer to the southern pole.
The value of this angle would give the height of Alpha, and consequently that of the pole above the horizon, that is to say, the latitude of the island, since the latitude of a point of the globe is always equal to the height of the pole above the horizon of this point.
Now, this angle by adding to it the twenty-seven degrees which separated Alpha from the antarctic pole, and by reducing to the level of the sea the height of the cliff on which the observation had been made, was found to be fiftythree degrees.
I can make a radiotelephone call to the builders on the way, and we can probably have a new alternator and spinnaker pole waiting for us in Panama.
And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.
He sipped from a tin mug of arrack while Sharpe negotiated the muslin screen and then stood to attention beneath the ridge pole.
And all the villagers were there, every male soul on the estate from Hob the austringer down to old Wat with no nose, all carrying spears or pitchforks or old scythe blades or stout poles.
The experiencing self in his autobiographical narrative is disciplined by an overarching intelligence that keeps directing the storytelling toward the pole of analysis.
But was the righteous Ali Baba ready to take this earthenware cup that is now in his hands and smash it into bits against this nearby tent pole?
In the distance, she saw several on the river fishing, while two more crossed the bateau bridge, carrying a slain deer on a pole between them.
When the sky was black, Beane drove his pole through the small glass observation window of the lift control hut.