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Definition of poll:

  1. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
  2. A parrot; - familiarly so called.
  3. One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
  4. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
  5. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
  6. The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
  7. The European chub. See Pollard, 3 ( a).
  8. The head; the back part of the head.
  9. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
  10. 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.
  11. To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.
  12. To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
  13. To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
  14. To impose a tax upon.
  15. To pay as one's personal tax.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. To vote at an election.


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