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Definition of Pole

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.

Pole Quotations

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
Ramakrishna

I'm really happy, but mostly relieved that for the first time in 48 days I don't have to get up tomorrow and drag my sled for nine hours in the snow and icy wind. Today was really hard. The closer I got to the Pole, the slower I went. My legs had had enough. But now I'm here and I've had some spaghetti bolognaise and I am sitting in a heated tent.
Lewis Clarke

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward

The greatest want of the world is the want of men - men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.
Ellen G. White

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
Vicki Baum
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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
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