pole

pole
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poles
1) N-COUNT A pole is a long thin piece of wood or metal, used especially for supporting things.

The truck crashed into a telegraph pole...

He reached up with a hooked pole to roll down the metal shutter.

2) N-COUNT The earth's poles are the two opposite ends of its axis, its most northern and southern points.
See also , South Pole

For six months of the year, there is hardly any light at the poles.

3) N-COUNT The two poles of a range of qualities, opinions, or beliefs are the completely opposite qualities, opinions, or beliefs at either end of the range.

The two politicians represent opposite poles of the political spectrum.

4) PHRASE: v-link PHR (emphasis) If you say that two people or things are poles apart, you mean that they have completely different beliefs, opinions, or qualities.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Pole — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pole — Pole, n. [L. polus, Gr. ? a pivot or hinge on which anything turns, an axis, a pole; akin to ? to move: cf. F. p[^o]le.] 1. Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth s axis; as, the north pole. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pole — pole1 [pōl] n. [ME < OE pal < L palus, PALE2] 1. a long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc. usually rounded [a tent pole, flagpole, fishing pole] 2. a tapering wooden shaft extending from the front axle of a wagon or carriage and attached… …   English World dictionary

  • Pole — bezeichnet: den Singular der Einwohner von Polen, siehe Polen (Ethnie) die niederdeutsche Form des Vornamen Paul das Musikprojekt des Berliner Musikers Stefan Betke, siehe Pole (Musik) das alte englische Längenmaß: 5,029 Meter. die verkürzte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pole — Ⅰ. pole [1] ► NOUN 1) a long, slender rounded piece of wood or metal, typically used as a support. 2) a wooden shaft at the front of a cart or carriage drawn by animals and attached to their yokes or collars. ► VERB ▪ propel (a boat) with a pole …   English terms dictionary

  • Pole — Pole, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poling}.] 1. To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops. [1913 Webster] 2. To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn. [1913 Webster] 3. To impel by a pole or poles, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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