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English noun: poll

1. poll (cognition) an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people


Synonymscanvass, opinion poll, public opinion poll


Broader (hypernym)enquiry, inquiry, research


Narrower (hyponym)exit poll, straw poll, straw vote

2. poll (body) the top of the head


Synonymscrown, pate


Broader (hypernym)top, top side, upper side, upside


Narrower (hyponym)tonsure


Part meronymhuman head

3. poll (body) the part of the head between the ears


Broader (hypernym)top, top side, upper side, upside


Part meronymcow, Equus caballus, horse, moo-cow

4. poll (animal) a tame parrot


Synonymspoll parrot


Broader (hypernym)parrot

5. poll (act) the counting of votes (as in an election)


Broader (hypernym)count, counting, enumeration, numeration, reckoning, tally


Domain categoryelection


English verb: poll

1. poll (social) get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions


Synonymscanvas, canvass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)survey


Narrower (hyponym)circularise, circularize

2. poll (social) vote in an election at a polling station


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)vote

3. poll (social) get the votes of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

4. poll (contact) convert into a pollard


SamplesPollard trees.


ExamplesThey poll the trees


Synonymspollard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim









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