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English noun: pole

1. pole (artifact) a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic


Broader (hypernym)rod


Narrower (hyponym)barge pole, boom, caber, clothes tree, coat stand, coat tree, mast, microphone boom, ski pole, spar, stilt

2. Pole (person) a native or inhabitant of Poland


Broader (hypernym)European


Narrower (hyponym)polack


Member meronymPoland, Polska, Republic of Poland

3. pole (cognition) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions


SamplesThey are at opposite poles.
They are poles apart.


Broader (hypernym)opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view

4. pole (quantity) a linear measure of 16.5 feet


Synonymsperch, rod


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonympace, yard


Part meronymfurlong


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

5. pole (quantity) a square rod of land


Synonymsperch, rod


Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure

6. pole (location) one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere


Synonymscelestial pole


Broader (hypernym)celestial point


Instance hyponymnorth celestial pole, south celestial pole

7. pole (location) one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface


Broader (hypernym)geographic point, geographical point


Instance hyponymNorth Pole, South Pole

8. pole (artifact) a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves


Synonymsterminal


Broader (hypernym)contact, tangency


Narrower (hyponym)anode, negative pole, positive pole


Part meronymbattery, electric battery, electrical device

9. pole (artifact) a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting


Broader (hypernym)sports implement

10. pole (artifact) one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated


Synonymsmagnetic pole


Broader (hypernym)end, terminal


Narrower (hyponym)negative magnetic pole, negative pole, north-seeking pole, positive magnetic pole, positive pole, south-seeking pole


Part meronymmagnet


English verb: pole

1. pole (contact) propel with a pole


SamplesPole barges on the river.
We went punting in Cambridge.


Synonymspunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Entailforce, push

2. pole (contact) support on poles


SamplesPole climbing plants like beans.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, hold up, support, sustain

3. pole (change) deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deoxidise, deoxidize, reduce


Domain categorymetallurgy









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