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POLL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poll mean? 

POLL (noun)
  The noun POLL has 5 senses:

1. an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
2. the top of the head
3. the part of the head between the ears
4. a tame parrot
5. the counting of votes (as in an election)

  Familiarity information: POLL used as a noun is common.


POLL (verb)
  The verb POLL has 4 senses:

1. get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
2. vote in an election at a polling station
3. get the votes of
4. convert into a pollard

  Familiarity information: POLL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLL (noun)


Sense 1poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

public opinion poll; poll; opinion poll; canvass

Hypernyms ("poll" is a kind of...):

enquiry; inquiry; research (a search for knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poll"):

exit poll (a poll of voters as they leave the voting place; usually taken by news media in order to predict the outcome of an election)

straw poll; straw vote (an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue)


Sense 2poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The top of the head

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

pate; poll; crown

Hypernyms ("poll" is a kind of...):

top; top side; upper side; upside (the highest or uppermost side of anything)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poll"):

tonsure (the shaved crown of a monk's or priest's head)

Holonyms ("poll" is a part of...):

human head (the head of a human being)


Sense 3poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of the head between the ears

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("poll" is a kind of...):

top; top side; upper side; upside (the highest or uppermost side of anything)

Holonyms ("poll" is a part of...):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)

cow; moo-cow (female of domestic cattle:)


Sense 4poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tame parrot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

poll parrot; poll

Hypernyms ("poll" is a kind of...):

parrot (usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds)


Sense 5poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The counting of votes (as in an election)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("poll" is a kind of...):

count; counting; enumeration; numeration; reckoning; tally (the act of counting)

Domain category:

election (a vote to select the winner of a position or political office)


POLL (verb)


Sense 1poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

canvass; poll; canvas

Hypernyms (to "poll" is one way to...):

survey (make a survey of; for statistical purposes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "poll"):

circularise; circularize (canvass by distributing letters)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vote in an election at a polling station

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "poll" is one way to...):

vote (express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get the votes of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "poll" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4poll [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Convert into a pollard

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pollard; poll

Context example:

pollard trees

Hypernyms (to "poll" is one way to...):

clip; crop; cut back; dress; lop; prune; snip; trim (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They poll the trees


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