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Definition 1: a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic - [noun denoting artifact]

(pole is a kind of ...) a long thin implement made of metal or wood

(... is a kind of pole ) a long pole used to propel or guide a barge

"I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole"

(... is a kind of pole ) a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

(... is a kind of pole ) a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)

(... is a kind of pole ) an upright pole with pegs or hooks on which to hang clothing

(... is a kind of pole ) any sturdy upright pole

(... is a kind of pole ) a pole with metal points used as an aid in skiing

(... is a kind of pole ) a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

(... is a kind of pole ) one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground

"he was so tall I thought he was on stilts"

Definition 2: one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is a kind of pole ) the pole of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is suspended freely

(... is a kind of pole ) the pole of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is suspended freely

(... is part of pole) (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field

Definition 3: a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting - [noun denoting artifact]

(pole is a kind of ...) an implement used in a sport

Definition 4: a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact

"they forget to solder the contacts"

(... is a kind of pole ) the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

(... is a kind of pole ) the terminal of a battery that is connected to the negative plate

(... is a kind of pole ) the terminal of a battery that is connected to the positive plate

(... is part of pole) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

(... is part of pole) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

Definition 5: one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are at opposite poles
  • they are poles apart

(pole is a kind of ...) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

"my opinion differs from yours" "I am not of your persuasion" "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

Definition 6: one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface - [noun denoting location]

(pole is a kind of ...) a point on the surface of the Earth

(... is an instance of pole) the northernmost point of the Earth's axis

(... is an instance of pole) the southernmost point of the Earth's axis

Definition 7: one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)

(... is an instance of pole) the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris

(... is an instance of pole) the celestial pole above the southern hemisphere

Definition 8: a native or inhabitant of Poland - [noun denoting person]

(pole is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Europe

(... is a kind of pole ) a person of Polish descent

(... is a member of pole) a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II

Definition 9: a linear measure of 16.5 feet - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(pole is a part of ...) a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride

(... is part of pole) a unit of length equal to 220 yards

(pole belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 10: a square rod of land - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) a system of units used to measure areas

Definition 11: deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole - [verb of change]

(pole is a kind of ...) to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons

(pole belongs to category ...) the science and technology of metals

Definition 12: propel with a pole - [verb of contact]

Samples where pole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pole barges on the river
  • We went punting in Cambridge

Synonyms for pole in the sense of this definition

(pole is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(pole implies ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 13: support on poles - [verb of contact]

Samples where pole or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pole climbing plants like beans

(pole is a kind of ...) be the physical support of; carry the weight of

"The beam holds up the roof" "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" "What's holding that mirror?"

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