• a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  • one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated
  • a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting
  • a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  • one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
    eg: "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
  • one of two antipodal points where the Earth''s axis of rotation intersects the Earth''s surface
  • one of two points of intersection of the Earth''s axis and the celestial sphere
  • a native or inhabitant of Poland
  • a square rod of land
  • a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  • deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole
  • support on poles
    eg: "pole climbing plants like beans"
  • propel with a pole
    eg: "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge"
  • Pole (noun)
    A native or inhabitant of Poland a Polander
  • Pole (noun)
    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 carriage pole a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses by which the carriage is guided and held back b A flag pole a pole on which a flag is supported c A Maypole See Maypole d A barbers pole a pole painted in stripes used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers e A pole on which climbing beans hops or other vines are trained
  • Pole (verb, transition)
    To furnish with poles for support as to pole beans or hops
  • Pole (noun)
    Either extremity of an axis of a sphere especially one of the extremities of the earths axis as the north pole

Example sentences

In the weeks leading up to the election, the lists were dominated by partisan polemics by Dinesh D’Souza, Michael Savage, Edward Klein and Gary J. Byrne, whose book “Crisis of Character” sold some 247, 000 hardcover copies, according to Nielsen.
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(APPLAUSE) For Americans, it means reminding ourselves that the stereotypes about immigrants today were said, almost word for word, about the Irish, and Italians, and Poles, who it was said were going to destroy the fundamental character of America.
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They concluded that remnants of that ancient ice remain scattered across the solar system: on the moon, in comets, at Mercury’s poles, in the remains of Mars’ melts, on Jupiter’s moon Europa — and even in your water bottle.
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“How Washington responds is low on the totem pole of problems with this administration.
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“The white man is a low person on the totem pole.
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Michael J. LoPuzzo, the commander of the 40th Precinct detective squad, looked uphill, where the bullet had been fired, and downhill, where it had come to rest, and surveyed the maze of telephone poles, streetlights, wires, cars and trees in between.
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“A light pole?
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Yet there Jennifer Guyton and Tyler Coverdale were, standing in a sea of orange sand and brittle yellow grass with their carp pole.
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So they sent Ms. Guyton and Mr. Coverdale to Namibia in 2015 with their camera and fishing pole.
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[The New York Times] • A proposal to ban the display of Vietnam’s flag on city poles has divided the Vietnamese community of San Jose, Calif. [The Mercury News] • Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, didn’t go into exile in Equatorial Guinea : He left with two a and a plane full of luxury items.
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[East Bay Times] • A proposal to ban the display of Vietnam’s flag on city poles has divided San Jose’s Vietnamese community.
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TORONTO — François Deschamps stepped out of his apartment building in the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City recently and stopped when he saw a sticker wrapped around a light pole.
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“Beyond the terrible smell, urine degrades lamp posts and telephone poles, damages cars, pollutes the Seine and undermines everyday life of a city.
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An IV pole completes the setup.
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I also like the machine for polenta, which eliminates the stirring (and the splatters of molten blobs).
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28 January, 2021