- the process of voting in an election；a record of the number of votes cast in an election
- record the opinion or vote of；(of a candidate in an election) receive a specified number of votes
verb: poll, 3rd person present: polls, gerund or present participle: polling, past tense: polled, past participle: polled
noun: poll, plural noun: polls
- 1. the process of voting in an election the country went to the polls on March 10 同義詞
- ▪ a record of the number of votes cast in an election the ruling party won 24 seats, narrowly topping the poll 同義詞
- ▪ the places where votes are cast in an election the polls have only just closed
- ▪ short for opinion poll
- 2. dialect a person's head.
- ▪ the part of the head on which hair grows; the scalp.
- 1. record the opinion or vote of focus groups in which customers are polled about merchandise preferences 同義詞
- ▪ (of a candidate in an election) receive a specified number of votes the Green candidate polled 3.6 percent 同義詞
- 2. check the status of (a measuring device, part of a computer, or a node in a network), especially as part of a repeated cycle the network manager can also use the software to poll each Mac on the net
- 3. cut the horns off (an animal, especially a young cow).
- ▪ archaic cut off the top of (a tree or plant), typically to encourage further growth; pollard there were some beautiful willows, and now the idiot Parson has polled them into wretched stumps