Definition of poll:
- A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
- A parrot; - familiarly so called.
- One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
- Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
- The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
- The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
- The European chub. See Pollard, 3 ( a).
- The head; the back part of the head.
- The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
- 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.
- To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.
- To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
- To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
- To impose a tax upon.
- To pay as one's personal tax.
- 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.
- 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.
- To vote at an election.
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question (part of speech: verb)
And so it was settled; and when poor little Poll in the hospital with the broken leg one day received a lovely new doll by the post, she said wonderingly to her father: " I can't think, Father, why that little lady liked that battered old thing instead of keeping this here lovely new one!"- "Lady Daisy and Other Stories", Caroline Stewart.
The old blind sage thought a while, and then said: " Whoever was here must be a hero; for the child has gold on his forehead and silver on his poll, and he never went from this place without leaving his name behind him.- "Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland", Jeremiah Curtin.
- "Denzil Quarrier", George Gissing.