pole
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /pəʊl/, /pɔʊl/
  • (America, Canada) IPA: /poʊl/
    • IPA: [pʰoʊ̯ɫ], [pʰoəɫ]
  • (America) IPA: [pʰoʊ̯ɫ]
  • (AU) IPA: /pɔːl/
Noun

pole (plural poles)

  1. Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
  2. (angling) A type of basic fishing rod.
  3. A long sports implement used for pole-vaulting; now made of glassfiber or carbon fiber, formerly also metal, bamboo and wood have been used.
  4. (slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
  5. (historical) A unit of length, equal to a rod (frac 4 chain or frac 5 yards).
  6. (motor racing) Pole position.
  7. (US, AAVE, slang) A gun.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

pole (poles, present participle poling; past and past participle poled)

  1. To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
    Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
  2. To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
    He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with poles for support.
    to pole beans or hops
  4. (transitive) To convey on poles.
    to pole hay into a barn
  5. (transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
  6. (transitive, baseball) To strike (the ball) very hard.
Translations
  • Portuguese: varear
Noun

pole (plural poles)

  1. Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
  2. A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
  3. (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
  4. (electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
  5. (complex analysis) For a meromorphic function f(z), any point a for which f(z) \rightarrow \infty as z \rightarrow a.
    The function f(z) = \frac{1}{z-3} has a single pole at z = 3.
  6. (obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
    • 1634, John Milton, Comus (John Milton), 1817, Paradise Regained... To which is added a complete collection of his miscellaneous poems, page 211 ↗,
      And the slope sun his upward beam / Shoots against the dusky pole,
  7. Either of the states that characterize a bipolar disorder.
Antonyms
  • (complex analysis) zero
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: polo
  • Portuguese: polo
  • Russian: по́люс
  • Spanish: polo
Translations
  • Portuguese: polo
  • Russian: по́люс
  • Spanish: polo
Verb

pole (poles, present participle poling; past and past participle poled)

  1. (transitive) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.

Pole
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /pəʊl/, /pɔʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /poʊl/
Noun

pole (plural poles)

  1. A person from Poland or of Polish descent.
Translations Proper noun
  1. Surname



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