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poll    音標拼音: [p'ol]
n. 民意調查,民意測驗;得票數;人頭,人頭稅,選舉名冊
v. 投票,作民意調查





n 1: an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a
random sample of people [synonym: {poll}, {opinion poll},
{public opinion poll}, {canvass}]
2: the top of the head [synonym: {pate}, {poll}, {crown}]
3: the part of the head between the ears
4: a tame parrot [synonym: {poll}, {poll parrot}]
5: the counting of votes (as in an election)
v 1: get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
[synonym: {poll}, {canvass}, {canvas}]
2: vote in an election at a polling station
3: get the votes of
4: convert into a pollard; "pollard trees" [synonym: {poll},

Poll \Poll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or
end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head;
to poll a tree.
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When he [Absalom] pollled his head. --2 Sam. xiv.
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His death did so grieve them that they polled
themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's
hairs. --Sir T.
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2. To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow
or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to
poll wool; to poll grass.
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Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he
had decreed
That all the counsels of their war he would poll off
like it. --Chapman.
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3. To extort from; to plunder; to strip. [Obs.]
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Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.
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4. To impose a tax upon. [Obs.]
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5. To pay as one's personal tax.
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The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.
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6. To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to
enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by
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Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize
in number those of his three kingdoms. --Milton.
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7. To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call
forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes
more than his opponent.
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And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.
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8. (Law) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight
line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See {Dee?
poll}. --Burrill.
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{To poll a jury}, to call upon each member of the jury to
answer individually as to his concurrence in a verdict
which has been rendered.
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Poll \Poll\, n. [From Polly, The proper name.]
A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
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Poll \Poll\, n. [Gr. ? the many, the rabble.]
One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a
degree merely; a passman. [Cambridge Univ., Eng.]
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Poll \Poll\, n. [Akin to LG. polle the head, the crest of a
bird, the top of a tree, OD. pol, polle, Dan. puld the crown
of a hat.]
1. The head; the back part of the head. "All flaxen was his
poll." --Shak.
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2. A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of
heads or individuals.
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We are the greater poll, and in true fear
They gave us our demands. --Shak.
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The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life,
amounts not to fifteen thousand poll. --Shak.
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3. Specifically, the register of the names of electors who
may vote in an election.
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4. The casting or recording of the votes of registered
electors; as, the close of the poll.
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All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . .
and not to return till one day after the poll is
ended. --Blackstone.
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5. pl. The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to
go to the polls.
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6. The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
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7. (Zool.) The European chub. See {Pollard}, 3
(a) .
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{Poll book}, a register of persons entitled to vote at an

{Poll evil} (Far.), an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a
horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the

{Poll pick} (Mining), a pole having a heavy spike on the end,
forming a kind of crowbar.

{Poll tax}, a tax levied by the head, or poll; a capitation
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Poll \Poll\, v. i.
To vote at an election. --Beaconsfield.
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294 Moby Thesaurus words for "poll":
Australian ballot, Hare system, VAT, abbreviate, abridge, abstract,
ad valorem duty, agenda, alcohol tax, amusement tax, ask,
assessment on default, aye, ballot, ballot box, balloting place,
beadroll, bean, belfry, bob, boil down, book, brow, cadastre,
calendar, call off, call over, call the roll, canvass, canvassing,
capital gains tax, capitation, capitation tax, capsulize, carve,
cast a ballot, casting vote, catalog, census, census report, chalk,
chalk up, check in, checklist, checkroll, chronicle, chump, clip,
compress, condense, conduct a poll, conk, consumer research,
consumer-preference survey, contract, corporation tax, count,
counting heads, crop, crown, cumulative voting, curtail, customs,
customs duty, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short,
death duty, death tax, deciding vote, divide, division, dock,
docket, dome, doomage, dramatis personae, duty, election returns,
elide, enfranchisement, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter,
enumerate, epitomize, estate duty, estate tax, excess profits tax,
excise, excise tax, export tax, fagot vote, federal tax, figures,
file, fill out, foliate, foreshorten, franchise, gabelle, get,
gift tax, grave, graveyard vote, hand vote, head, head count,
head tax, headpiece, honor roll, impanel, import tax, incise,
income tax, index, inheritance tax, inquiry, inscribe, insert,
internal revenue tax, interview, jot down, jury list, jury panel,
land tax, landslide, lineup, liquor tax, list, list system,
local tax, log, luxury tax, make a memorandum, make a note,
make a survey, make an entry, make out, mark down, matriculate,
measure, minute, mow, muster, muster roll, nay, nip, no, noddle,
noggin, nontransferable vote, noodle, nose count, note, note down,
nuisance tax, number, numerate, official count, opinion poll,
order of business, page, paginate, pate, personal property tax,
place upon record, plebiscite, plebiscitum, plump, plumper,
plural vote, poll tax, pollard, pollbook, polling, polling booth,
polling place, polling station, polls, post, post up,
preferential voting, program, property roll, property tax,
property-increment tax, proportional representation,
protective tariff, provincial tax, proxy, prune,
public-opinion poll, put down, put in writing, put on paper,
put on tape, quantify, quantize, question, questionary,
questionnaire, rates, reap, recap, recapitulate, receive, record,
record vote, recount, reduce, reduce to writing, referendum,
register, representation, retrench, returns, revenue tariff, ridge,
right to vote, rising vote, roll, roll call, roster, rota,
run over, sales tax, salt tax, sample, say, school tax, sconce,
scroll, secret ballot, set down, severance tax, shave, shear,
shorten, show of hands, single vote, snap vote, snub,
specific duty, state tax, straw vote, stunt, suffrage, sum up,
summarize, survey, synopsize, tabulate, take down, take in, tally,
tape, tape-record, tariff, tariff duty, tax roll, telephone tax,
telescope, tell, tidal wave, transferable vote, trim, truncate,
use tax, value added tax, videotape, viva voce, voice, voice vote,
vote, voting, voting booth, voting machine, voting right, win,
window tax, write, write down, write in, write out, write up,
write-in, write-in vote, yea, yeas and nays, yes

To check the status of an input line, sensor, or memory
location to see if a particular external event has been

Contrast {interrupt}.

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