Associations to the word «Pole»


POLE, noun. Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
POLE, noun. (angling) A type of basic fishing rod.
POLE, noun. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
POLE, noun. (slang) (spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
POLE, noun. (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).
POLE, noun. (motor racing) Pole position.
POLE, noun. (analysis) a singularity that behaves like \(\frac{1}{z^n}\) at \(z = 0\)
POLE, verb. To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
POLE, verb. To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
POLE, verb. (transitive) To furnish with poles for support.
POLE, verb. (transitive) To convey on poles.
POLE, verb. (transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
POLE, noun. Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
POLE, noun. A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
POLE, noun. (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
POLE, noun. (electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
POLE, noun. (complex analysis) For a meromorphic function \(f(z)\): a point \(a\) for which \(f(z) \rightarrow \infty\) as \(z \rightarrow a\).
POLE, noun. (obsolete) The firmament; the sky.
POLE, noun. Either of the states that characterize a bipolar disorder.
POLE, verb. (transitive) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.
POLE, noun. A person from Poland or of Polish descent.
POLE ARCTIC, noun. (obsolete) The pole star. [14th-18th c.]
POLE BUILDING, noun. (US) A building constructed around a frame of timbers
POLE BUILDING, noun. (US) A similar building in which metal poles are used instead of timbers
POLE DANCE, noun. A form of dancing and acrobatics centred around a pole.
POLE DANCER, noun. A performer who dances and acts out acrobatics on a vertical pole.
POLE DANCERS, noun. Plural of pole dancer
POLE DANCES, noun. Plural of pole dance
POLE DANCING, noun. Erotic dancing on stage by a stripper on and against a vertically fixed pole.
POLE FACE, noun. The terminating surface of a magnetic pole of a magnet or electromagnet.
POLE FACES, noun. Plural of pole face
POLE FITNESS, noun. (neologism) A program of exercise centered around a gymnastics perfomed on a pole.
POLE JAM, noun. (skateboarding) A trick where the skateboarder skates over a bent pole.
POLE LATHE, noun. A simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle, and the other to an elastic pole above.
POLE OF COLD, noun. Either of the places in the southern and northern hemispheres where the lowest air temperatures have been recorded.
POLE PLATE, noun. A horizontal timber resting on the tiebeams of a roof and receiving the ends of the rafters. It differs from the plate in not resting on the wall.
POLE POSITION, noun. (motor racing) The top qualifying position for a race, on the inside of the front row at the starting line.
POLE POSITION, noun. First place
POLE POSITIONS, noun. Plural of pole position
POLE STAR, noun. (star) The star nearest a celestial pole of a planet.
POLE STAR, noun. A guide or guiding principle.
POLE STAR, proper noun. (star) The star nearest to Earth's axis when extended above the North Pole: currently Polaris, formerly Thuban.
POLE STARS, noun. Plural of pole star
POLE UP ONE'S ASS, noun. Alternative term for stick up one's ass
POLE VAULT, noun. (athletics) a jumping event contested in track and field which requires an athlete to carry a fiberglass pole down a runway, plant the pole into a vaulting box and vault over a fiberglass bar, landing on a matted pit
POLE VAULTER, noun. (athletics) An athlete who competes in the pole vault.
POLE VAULTS, noun. Plural of pole vault

Dictionary definition

POLE, noun. A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic.
POLE, noun. A native or inhabitant of Poland.
POLE, noun. One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart".
POLE, noun. A linear measure of 16.5 feet.
POLE, noun. A square rod of land.
POLE, noun. One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere.
POLE, noun. One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.
POLE, noun. A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
POLE, noun. A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting.
POLE, noun. One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated.
POLE, verb. Propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge".
POLE, verb. Support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans".
POLE, verb. Deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole.

Wise words

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