n.1.A parrot; - familiarly so called.
1.One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
1.The head; the back part of the head.
2.A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
3.Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
4.The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
5.The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
6.The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
7.(Zool.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
Poll book
a register of persons entitled to vote at an election.
Poll evil
(Far.) an inflammatory swelling or abscess on a horse's head, confined beneath the great ligament of the neck.
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 tax.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Polled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Polling.]
When he [Absalom] pollled his head.
- 2 Sam. xiv. 26.
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.
3.To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
4.To impose a tax upon.
5.To pay as one's personal tax.
6.To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
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.
And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.
- Tickell.
8.(Law) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.
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.
v. i.1.To vote at an election.
Noun1.poll - an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
2.poll - the top of the head
Synonyms: pate, crown
3.poll - the part of the head between the ears
4.poll - a tame parrot
Synonyms: poll parrot
5.poll - the counting of votes (as in an election)
Verb1.poll - get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
Synonyms: canvass, canvas
2.poll - vote in an election at a polling station
3.poll - get the votes of
4.poll - convert into a pollard; "pollard trees"
Synonyms: pollard

POLL. A head. Hence poll tax is the name of a tax imposed upon the people at so much a head. 2. To poll a jury is to require that each juror shall himself declare what is his verdict. This may be done at the instance of either party, at any time before the verdict is recorded. 3 Cowen, R. 23. See 18 John. R. 188. See Deed Poll.

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

Contrast interrupt.
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