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Definition of Pole


  1. A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
  5. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
  6. To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
  7. To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
  8. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The firmament; the sky.
  12. See Polarity, and Polar, n.
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Pole Translations

pole in Afrikaans is Pool
pole in Danish is polak
pole in Dutch is Pool
pole in Dutch is kuil
pole in Finnish is puolalainen
pole in French is Polonais
pole in German is Pfahl
pole in Italian is polo
pole in Italian is Polacco
pole in Latin is asser
pole in Norwegian is stang
pole in Portuguese is polaco
pole in Spanish is bache, poste, polo
pole in Swedish is polack, polack