pole vs poll : Common Errors in English

About pole vs poll

A pole is a long stick. You could take a “poll” (survey or ballot) to determine whether voters want lower taxes or better education.

pole Meaning(s)

  • (n) a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  • (n) a native or inhabitant of Poland
  • (n) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
  • (n) a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  • (n) a square rod of land
  • (n) one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
  • (n) one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
  • (n) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  • (n) a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
  • (n) one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
  • (v) propel with a pole
  • (v) support on poles
  • (v) deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

poll Meaning(s)

  • (n) an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
  • (n) the top of the head
  • (n) the part of the head between the ears
  • (n) a tame parrot
  • (n) the counting of votes (as in an election)
  • (v) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
  • (v) vote in an election at a polling station
  • (v) get the votes of
  • (v) convert into a pollard

pole in News

  1. North Pole man pleads guilty in 2011 trooper dragging

    FAIRBANKS — A North Pole man entered a plea agreement Wednesday that will give him a 6 1/2-year jail sentence for dragging an Alaska State Trooper who was trying to reach into his vehicle window.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

  2. North Pole’s Grange Gallery cancels show after vandalism

    FAIRBANKS — North Pole’s Grange Gallery won’t have its June show because of damage to the gallery from vandalism last week.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

  3. Pole vaulter dominating the United States

    She is one of the great pole vaulters in the country, and she just finished her junior year at South Dakota.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KSDK St. Louis

poll in News

  1. Poll: Americans' faith in Congress lower than all major institutions -- ever

    Americans really, really, really don’t trust Congress.That’s been born out in poll after poll, but a new number from Gallup shows that Americans currently have the least faith in Congress of any of the major institutions they’ve polled.Ever.That means that – since Gallup started the poll in 1973 – no institution from a list of 16 has been trusted less than Congress is now, including: big ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Poll: 71 percent of Fla. voters back immigration reform

    The poll results could be a big boost to Sen. Marco Rubio, a potential presidential candidate in 2016.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Miami Herald

  3. Poll: Americans concerned about sex assaults in military

    New poll finds split over whether military law should be changed to deal with growing problem.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Post

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