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poll

poll

 
 
pronunciation:
pol
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the casting of a ballot or the recording of votes in an election.
synonyms:
ballot, vote
definition 2: the number of ballots cast in an election; turnout.
a light poll
synonyms:
ballot, votes
similar words:
count, tally, turnout
definition 3: (usu. pl.) the place where ballots are cast in an election.
definition 4: an instance of systematic questioning meant to gather information or sample public opinion.
synonyms:
canvass, survey
similar words:
sampling
definition 5: the head of a person or animal, esp. the top or back of the head.
synonyms:
pate
similar words:
bean, dome, head, noggin, occiput
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: polled, polling, polls
definition 1: to get (a number of votes) in an election.
The mayor polled only a thousand votes.
similar words:
receive, win
definition 2: to register (someone) so he or she may vote or be taxed, or to register the votes of.
similar words:
count, enroll, register, tally
definition 3: to survey in order to gather facts about, or the opinions of.
The teacher polled the schoolchildren about nuclear war.
synonyms:
canvass
similar words:
ballot, examine, query, question, survey
definition 4: to trim or remove the horns or fleece of (animals) or the branches of (trees or shrubbery).
similar words:
bob, clip, crop, dock, lop, prune, shear, top
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cast one's vote in an election.
synonyms:
vote
similar words:
ballot
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