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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


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.


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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