Definition of Pole

1. Noun. A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic.

Specialized synonyms: Barge Pole, Boom, Microphone Boom, Caber, Clothes Tree, Coat Stand, Coat Tree, Mast, Ski Pole, Spar, Stilt
Generic synonyms: Rod



2. Verb. Propel with a pole. "We went punting in Cambridge"
Exact synonyms: Punt
Generic synonyms: Impel, Propel
Entails: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Punt, Punter

3. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Poland.
Group relationships: Poland, Polska, Republic Of Poland
Generic synonyms: European
Specialized synonyms: Polack

4. Verb. Support on poles. "Pole climbing plants like beans"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain

5. Noun. One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions. "They are poles apart"
Generic synonyms: Opinion, Persuasion, Sentiment, Thought, View
Derivative terms: Polar

6. Verb. Deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole.
Category relationships: Metallurgy
Generic synonyms: Deoxidise, Deoxidize, Reduce

7. Noun. A linear measure of 16.5 feet.
Exact synonyms: Perch, Rod
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Pace, Yard
Group relationships: Furlong

8. Noun. A square rod of land.
Exact synonyms: Perch, Rod
Generic synonyms: Area Unit, Square Measure

9. Noun. One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere.
Exact synonyms: Celestial Pole
Generic synonyms: Celestial Point
Specialized synonyms: North Celestial Pole, South Celestial Pole

10. Noun. One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.
Generic synonyms: Geographic Point, Geographical Point
Specialized synonyms: North Pole, South Pole
Derivative terms: Polar, Polar

11. Noun. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
Exact synonyms: Terminal
Specialized synonyms: Anode, Negative Pole, Positive Pole
Group relationships: Battery, Electric Battery, Electrical Device
Generic synonyms: Contact, Tangency
Derivative terms: Polar

12. Noun. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting.
Generic synonyms: Sports Implement

13. Noun. One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated.

Definition of Pole

1. n. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.

4. n. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.

Definition of Pole

1. Noun. A person from Poland or of Polish descent. ¹

2. Noun. Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes. ¹

3. Noun. (context: angling) A type of basic fishing rod. ¹

4. Noun. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting. ¹

5. Noun. (slang spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife. ¹

6. Noun. (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards). ¹

7. Verb. To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole. ¹

8. Verb. To identify something quite precisely using a telescope. ¹

9. Noun. Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object. ¹

10. Noun. A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south). ¹

11. Noun. (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines. ¹

12. Noun. (context: electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves. ¹

13. Noun. (context: complex analysis) One of a set of isolated points ''a'' for which the meromorphic function f(z) approaches infinity as ''z'' approaches ''a'', such that f(z) is holomorphic on all points except its poles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pole

1. to propel with a pole (a long, thin piece of wood or metal) [v POLED, POLING, POLES]

Medical Definition of Pole

1. 1. 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 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. A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. A Maypole. See Maypole. A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained. 2. 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. Pole bean, a horizontal timber resting on the tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters. It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall. Origin: As. Pal, L. Palus, akin to pangere to make fast. Cf. Pale a stake, Pact. 1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. The firmament; the sky. "Shoots against the dusky pole." (Milton) 5. See Polarity, and Polar, Magnetic pole. See Magnetic. Poles of the earth, or Terrestrial poles, the two opposite points on the earth's surface through which its axis passes. Poles of the heavens, or Celestial poles, the two opposite points in the celestial sphere which coincide with the earth's axis produced, and about which the heavens appear to revolve. Origin: L. Polus, Gr. A pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to to move: cf. F. Pole. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pole

polarons
polarpolymer
polarpolymers
polars
polary
polaski
polatouche
polatouches
polder
polder model
poldered
poldering
polders
poldervaartite
poldine methylsulfate
pole (current term)
pole-axe
pole-sitter
pole-smokers
pole-vault
pole-vaulter
pole-vaulting
pole building
pole cell
pole dancers
pole dances
pole fibre

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