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Meaning of POLE

Pronunciation:  powl, powl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  2. [n]  one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
  3. [n]  a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
  4. [n]  a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  5. [n]  one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles" or"they are poles apart"
  6. [n]  one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
  7. [n]  one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere
  8. [n]  a native or inhabitant of Poland
  9. [n]  a square rod of land
  10. [n]  (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  11. [v]  deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
  12. [v]  support on poles, of climbing plants, such as beans
  13. [v]  propel with a pole; of barges on rivers, for example

POLE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: celestial pole, magnetic pole, perch, punt, rod, terminal
 See Also: anode, area unit, barge pole, battery, boom, caber, celestial point, contact, deoxidise, deoxidize, electric battery, electrical device, end, European, force, furlong, geographic point, geographical point, hold, hold up, impel, linear unit, magnet, mast, microphone boom, negative magnetic pole, negative pole, north celestial pole, North Pole, north-seeking pole, opinion, pace, persuasion, polack, Poland, Polska, positive magnetic pole, positive pole, propel, push, reduce, Republic of Poland, rod, sentiment, ski pole, south celestial pole, South Pole, south-seeking pole, spar, sports implement, square measure, stilt, support, sustain, tangency, thought, view, yard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pole\, n. [Cf. G. Pole a Pole, Polen Poland.]
    A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
  2. \Pole\, n. [As. p[=a]l, L. palus, akin to pangere to make
    fast. Cf. {Pale} a stake, {Pact}.]
    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. --Bacon.
    {Pole bean} (Bot.), any kind of bean which is customarily
       trained on poles, as the scarlet runner or the Lima bean.
    {Pole flounder} (Zo["o]l.), 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.
  3. \Pole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or
    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.
  4. \Pole\, n. [L. polus, Gr. ? a pivot or hinge on which
    anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to ? to move: cf. F.
    1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one
       of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pole in your dream, represents security and stability. You always have something or someone you can lean on.
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