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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 poll /ˈpol/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 poll /ˈpol/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll, n.  One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman. [Cambridge Univ., Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll n.  A parrot; -- familiarly so called.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll n.
 1. The head; the back part of the head. “All flaxen was his poll.”
 2. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
 We are the greater poll, and in true fear
 They gave us our demands.   --Shak.
    The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll.   --Shak.
 3. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
 4. The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
    All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended.   --Blackstone.
 5. pl. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
 6. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
 7. Zool. The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
 Poll book, a register of persons entitled to vote at an election.
 Poll evil Far., an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck.
 Poll pick Mining, a pole having a heavy spike on the end, forming a kind of crowbar.
 Poll tax, a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation tax.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polled p. pr. & vb. n. Polling.]
 1. 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.
    When he [Absalom] pollled his head.   --2 Sam. xiv. 26.
    His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs.   --Sir T. North.
 2. 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.
 Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreed
 That all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it.   --Chapman.
 3. To extort from; to plunder; to strip. [Obs.]
    Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.   --Spenser.
 4. To impose a tax upon. [Obs.]
 5. To pay as one's personal tax.
    The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.   --Dryden.
 6. To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
    Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.   --Milton.
 7. 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.
    And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.   --Tickell.
 8. Law To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee░ poll.
 To poll a jury, to call upon each member of the jury to answer individually as to his concurrence in a verdict which has been rendered.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poll, v. i. To vote at an election.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a
           random sample of people [syn: opinion poll, public
           opinion poll, canvass]
      2: the top of the head [syn: pate, crown]
      3: the part of the head between the ears
      4: a tame parrot [syn: poll parrot]
      5: the counting of votes (as in an election)
      v 1: get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
           [syn: canvass, canvas]
      2: vote in an election at a polling station
      3: get the votes of
      4: convert into a pollard; "pollard trees" [syn: pollard]