Crossword clues for poll
- Campaign event
- Roper undertaking
- Question session
- Campaign news
- It's often done by phone
- Campaign effort
- Opinion tester
- Gallup sampling
- Ladder, part 3
- Topic of a pre-election news story
- Take in some views?
- Voting place
- Input for fivethirtyeight.com
- An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poll \Poll\, n. [From Polly, The proper name.] A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
Poll \Poll\, n. [Gr. ? the many, the rabble.] One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman. [Cambridge Univ., Eng.]
Poll \Poll\, n. [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.]
The head; the back part of the head. ``All flaxen was his poll.''
A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
We are the greater poll, and in true fear They gave us our demands.
The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll.
Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended.
pl. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
(Zo["o]l.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a) .
Poll book, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election.
Poll evil (Far.), an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck.
Poll pick (Mining), a pole having a heavy spike on the end, forming a kind of crowbar.
Poll tax, a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation tax.
Poll \Poll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polled; p. pr. & vb. n. Polling.]
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.
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.
To extort from; to plunder; to strip. [Obs.]
Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.
To impose a tax upon. [Obs.]
To pay as one's personal tax.
The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.
To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.
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.
And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.
(Law) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee? poll.
To poll a jury, to call upon each member of the jury to answer individually as to his concurrence in a verdict which has been rendered.
Poll \Poll\, v. i.
To vote at an election.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fem. proper name, short for Polly. Noted from 1620s as a parrot's name.
"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.
(context of kinds of livestock which typically have horns English) Bred without horns, and thus hornless. alt. 1 A survey of people, usually statistically analyzed to gauge wider public opinion. 2 A formal election. 3 A polling place (context usually as plural polling places English) 4 (context now obsolete except in veterinary contexts) The head, particularly the scalp or pate upon which hair (normally) grows 5 (context: in extended senses of the above) A mass of people, a mob or muster, considered as a head count. 6 The broad or butt end of an axe or a hammer. 7 The pollard or European chub, a kind of fish. n. 1 A survey of people, usually statistically analyzed to gauge wider public opinion. 2 A formal election. 3 A polling place (context usually as plural polling places English) 4 (context now obsolete except in veterinary contexts) The head, particularly the scalp or pate upon which hair (normally) grows 5 (context: in extended senses of the above) A mass of people, a mob or muster, considered as a head count. 6 The broad or butt end of an axe or a hammer. 7 The pollard or European chub, a kind of fish. v
1 (context transitive English) To take, record the votes of (an electorate). 2 (context transitive English) To solicit mock votes from (a person or group). 3 (context intransitive English) To vote at an election. 4 To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters. 5 To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, et
; to mow or crop. 6 (context transitive English) To cut the hair of (a creature). 7 (context transitive English) To remove the horns of (an animal). 8 To remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop. 9 (context transitive computing communication English) To (repeatedly) request the status of something (such as a computer or printer on a network). 10 (context intransitive with adverb English) To be judged in a poll. 11 (context obsolete English) To extort from; to plunder; to strip. 12 To impose a tax upon. 13 To pay as one's personal tax. 14 To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, especially for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one. 15 (context legal English) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation. Etymology 2
n. A pet parrot. Etymology 3
n. (context UK dated Cambridge University English) One who does not try for honors at university, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
Poll, polled or polling may refer to:
The poll is a name of the part of an animal's head, alternatively referencing a point immediately behind or right between the ears. This area of the anatomy is of particular significance for the horse.
Specifically, the "poll" refers to the occipital protrusion at the back of the skull. However, in common usage, many horsemen refer to the poll joint, between the atlas (C1) and skull as the poll. The area at the joint has a slight depression, and is a sensitive location. Thus, because the crownpiece of a bridle passes over the poll joint, a rider can indirectly exert pressure on the horse's poll by means of the reins, bit, and bridle.
Poll was a Greek pop group founded in 1971 by Kostas Tournas, Robert Williams, Stavros Logarides and Kostas Papaioannou. In Greece, it is considered a historic group of the 1970s with pioneering lyrics. Poll is a legendary pop group which resonated with the Greek youth of the 70s, and its songs are viewed as "some of the best songs, which have remained in the history of Greek music". Poll is the most commercially successful Greek band of all time.
Usage examples of "poll".
Court was unable to concede that a Georgia statute levying on inhabitants of the State a poll tax payment of which is made a prerequisite for voting but exempting females who do not register for voting, in any way abridged the right of male citizens to vote on account of their sex.
Then, in the middle of pardoning some rich guys during his all-night Agonistes on January 19, he finally decided to do some good for all those women who sit at keyboards all day and who, with their crippled hands, went to the polls TWICE to make him their President.
Republican strategist Roger Ailes that the press was mostly interested only in conflict, scandal, polls, process and gaffes.
Between the name, the ancestry, the manner, the looks, the charm, the ease and the intellectual ability, whatever election Caesar contested would see him returned at the top of the poll.
Of the twenty successful candidates he had polled last, no surprise given his lack of ancestry, and drew the lot for duty supervising all the ports of Italy save for Ostia and Brundisium, which had their own quaestors.
She would be swinging in the midst of them, with one tiny black maiden on the seat beside her, and one little black man with high stomach and shaven poll holding on to the rope behind her, and another mighty Moor in a diminutive white jellab pushing at their feet in front, and all laughing together, or the children singing as the swing rose, and she herself listening with head aslant and all her fair hair rip-rip-rippling down her back and over her neck, and her smiling white face resting on her shoulder.
He shot up in the polls, and bipartisan support for his action and the resolution took the issue of Vietnam out of the campaign, except as a negative for Goldwater.
Gaius Piso had brought in four years earlier against electoral bribery in the consular polls.
First he attacked the law the consul Gaius Piso had brought in four years earlier against electoral bribery in the consular polls.
Before and after every ride, Emel rubbed the horse down from the poll of its head to the dock of its tail, up and down each powerful leg.
All the polls show him to be the front-runner in the gubernatorial race.
Reginald Boulay was his name, and at this exact moment he was giving Dallas King the results of his Husker Poll.
The numbers from the Husker Poll were never found in the newspapers or on TV.
King had decided after talking to two of his regular Pollsters, and being irritated at their inability to understand what he wanted, that if there was ever a time to spend money on Boulay and his Husker Poll, now was it.
According to the Husker Poll, a little over sixty percent of those surveyed felt that Vice President Baxter should exhaust almost all options in an effort to resolve the crisis in a peaceful way.