pole /ˈpol/ 名詞
Pole, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poled p. pr. & vb. n. Poling.]
1. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
2. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
3. To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
4. To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
Pole n. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
1. A long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) A carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) A flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) A Maypole. See Maypole. (d) A barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) A pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.
2. A measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5░ yards, or a square measure equal to 30░ square yards; a rod; a perch.
Pole bean Bot., any kind of bean which is customarily trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.
Pole flounder Zool., a large deep-water flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus), native of the northern coasts of Europe and America, and much esteemed as a food fish; -- called also craig flounder, and pole fluke.
Pole lathe, a simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle, and the other to an elastic pole above.
Pole mast Naut., a mast formed from a single piece or from a single tree.
Pole of a lens Opt., the point where the principal axis meets the surface.
Pole plate Arch., a horizontal timber resting on the tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters. It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall.
1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
2. Spherics A point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. Such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.
3. Physics One of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.
4. The firmament; the sky. [Poetic]
Shoots against the dusky pole. --Milton.
5. Geom. See Polarity, and Polar, n.
Magnetic pole. See under Magnetic.
Poles of the earth, or Terrestrial poles Geog., the two opposite points on the earth's surface through which its axis passes.
Poles of the heavens, or Celestial poles, the two opposite points in the celestial sphere which coincide with the earth's axis produced, and about which the heavens appear to revolve.
n 1: a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
2: a native or inhabitant of Poland
3: one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they
are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
4: a linear measure of 16.5 feet [syn: perch, rod]
5: a square rod of land [syn: perch, rod]
6: one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and
the celestial sphere [syn: celestial pole]
7: one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of
rotation intersects the Earth's surface
8: a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at
which electric current enters or leaves [syn: terminal]
9: a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
10: one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to
be concentrated [syn: magnetic pole]
v 1: propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went
punting in Cambridge" [syn: punt]
2: support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans"
3: deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole