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Pole meaning

pole - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; " they are at opposite poles"; " they are poles apart"
  2. 2. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  3. 3. support on poles; " pole climbing plants like beans"
  4. 4. propel with a pole; " pole barges on the river"; " We went punting in Cambridge"
  5. 5. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
  8. 8. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
  9. 9. To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
  10. 10. To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
  11. 11. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. The firmament; the sky.
  15. 15. See Polarity, and Polar, n.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. A long rod or shaft of wood; measure of 5½ linear yards.
  18. 18. Extremity of an axis. esp. of the earth; end of a magnet.
  19. 19. Polar.

pole - examples of usage

  1. She suddenly threw her strength on the pole. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. She might break the line or the pole and lose him entirely, but she would try it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. She bit back the words and took a new hold on the pole. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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