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Meaning & Definition of Pole in English

English

Pole

/poʊl/

noun

1. A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

    synonym:
  • pole

2. A native or inhabitant of poland

    synonym:
  • Pole

3. One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

  • "They are at opposite poles"
  • "They are poles apart"
    synonym:
  • pole

4. A linear measure of 16.5 feet

    synonym:
  • perch
  • ,
  • rod
  • ,
  • pole

5. A square rod of land

    synonym:
  • perch
  • ,
  • rod
  • ,
  • pole

6. One of two points of intersection of the earth's axis and the celestial sphere

    synonym:
  • pole
  • ,
  • celestial pole

7. One of two antipodal points where the earth's axis of rotation intersects the earth's surface

    synonym:
  • pole

8. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

    synonym:
  • terminal
  • ,
  • pole

9. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

    synonym:
  • pole

10. One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

    synonym:
  • pole
  • ,
  • magnetic pole

verb

1. Propel with a pole

  • "Pole barges on the river"
  • "We went punting in cambridge"
    synonym:
  • punt
  • ,
  • pole

2. Support on poles

  • "Pole climbing plants like beans"
    synonym:
  • pole

3. Deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

    synonym:
  • pole

Examples of using

Tom had to climb the pole to fix the telephone wire.
They set up a pole at the center of the circle.
Scott was the first man to reach the pole.