Last modified on 26 July 2014, at 05:24
See also: Pole and pôle

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English pole, pal, from Old English pāl (a pole, stake, post; a kind of hoe or spade), from Proto-Germanic *palaz, *pālaz (pole), from Latin pālus (stake, pale, prop, stay) from Old Latin *paglus, from Proto-Indo-European *pāǵe- (to nail, fasten). Cognate with Scots pale, paill (stake, pale), North Frisian pul, pil (stake, pale), West Frisian poal (pole), Dutch paal (pole), German Pfahl (pile, stake, post, pole), Danish pæl (pole), Swedish påle (pole), Icelandic páll (hoe, spade, pale), Old English fæc (space of time, while, division, interval; lustrum).

NounEdit

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.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.
  2. (fishing) A type of basic fishing rod.
  3. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
  4. (slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
  5. (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perchchain or 5½ yards).
  6. (auto racing) Pole position.
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VerbEdit

pole (third-person singular simple present poles, present participle poling, simple 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.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French pole, pôle, and its source, Latin polus, from Ancient Greek πόλος (pólos, axis of rotation).

NounEdit

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): a 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.
    • Milton
      shoots against the dusky pole
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  • (complex analysis): zero
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VerbEdit

pole (third-person singular simple present poles, present participle poling, simple past and past participle poled)

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

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pole n

  1. (agriculture) field
  2. (physics) field
  3. (algebra) field
  4. (computing) field
  5. (programming) array

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pole

  1. in Polish

EstonianEdit

ContractionEdit

pole

  1. ei ole

GalicianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pollen.

NounEdit

pole m (plural poles)

  1. pollen
  2. (auto racing) Pole position.
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Etymology 2Edit

See pulir.

VerbEdit

pole

  1. Third-person singular (el, ela, also used with vostede?) present indicative form of pulir.

LatinEdit

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pole

  1. vocative singular of polus

PolishEdit

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pole n

  1. field (land area; wide open space)
  2. (geometry) area
  3. (physics) field

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NounEdit

pole m (plural poles)

  1. (auto racing) Pole position.
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VerbEdit

pole

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of polir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of polir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of polir.

SwahiliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pole

  1. slow (not quick in motion)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at slow. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see pole in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009