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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

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