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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rod  \Rod\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  rood.  See  {Rood}.] 
  1.  A  straight  and  slender  stick;  a  wand;  hence  any  slender 
  bar,  as  of  wood  or  metal  (applied  to  various  purposes). 
  a  An  instrument  of  punishment  or  correction; 
  figuratively,  chastisement. 
  He  that  spareth  his  rod  hateth  his  son.  --Prov. 
  xiii.  24. 
  b  A  kind  of  sceptor,  or  badge  of  office;  hence 
  figuratively,  power;  authority;  tyranny;  oppression. 
  ``The  rod,  and  bird  of  peace.''  --Shak. 
  c  A  support  for  a  fishing  line  a  fish  pole.  --Gay. 
  d  (Mach.  &  Structure)  A  member  used  in  tension,  as  for 
  sustaining  a  suspended  weight,  or  in  tension  and 
  compression,  as  for  transmitting  reciprocating  motion, 
  etc.;  a  connecting  bar. 
  e  An  instrument  for  measuring. 
  2.  A  measure  of  length  containing  sixteen  and  a  half  feet;  -- 
  called  also  {perch},  and  {pole}. 
  {Black  rod}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Rods  and  cones}  (Anat.),  the  elongated  cells  or  elements  of 
  the  sensory  layer  of  the  retina,  some  of  which  are 
  cylindrical,  others  somewhat  conical. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pole  \Pole\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  Pole  a  Pole,  Polen  Poland.] 
  A  native  or  inhabitant  of  Poland;  a  Polander. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pole  \Pole\,  n.  [As.  p[=a]l,  L.  palus,  akin  to  pangere  to  make 
  fast  Cf  {Pale}  a  stake,  {Pact}.] 
  1.  A  long,  slender  piece  of  wood;  a  tall,  slender  piece  of 
  timber;  the  stem  of  a  small  tree  whose  branches  have  been 
  removed;  as  specifically: 
  a  A  carriage  pole,  a  wooden  bar  extending  from  the  front 
  axle  of  a  carriage  between  the  wheel  horses,  by  which 
  the  carriage  is  guided  and  held  back 
  b  A  flag  pole,  a  pole  on  which  a  flag  is  supported. 
  c  A  Maypole.  See  {Maypole}. 
  d  A  barber's  pole,  a  pole  painted  in  stripes,  used  as  a 
  sign  by  barbers  and  hairdressers. 
  e  A  pole  on  which  climbing  beans,  hops,  or  other  vines, 
  are  trained. 
  2.  A  measuring  stick;  also  a  measure  of  length  equal  to  5? 
  yards,  or  a  square  measure  equal  to  30?  square  yards;  a 
  rod;  a  perch.  --Bacon. 
  {Pole  bean}  (Bot.),  any  kind  of  bean  which  is  customarily 
  trained  on  poles,  as  the  scarlet  runner  or  the  Lima  bean. 
  {Pole  flounder}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  deep-water  flounder 
  ({Glyptocephalus  cynoglossus}),  native  of  the  northern 
  coasts  of  Europe  and  America,  and  much  esteemed  as  a  food 
  fish;  --  called  also  {craig  flounder},  and  {pole  fluke}. 
  {Pole  lathe},  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  mast}  (Naut.),  a  mast  formed  from  a  single  piece  or 
  from  a  single  tree. 
  {Pole  of  a  lens}  (Opt.),  the  point  where  the  principal  axis 
  meets  the  surface. 
  {Pole  plate}  (Arch.),  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pole  \Pole\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Poled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  furnish  with  poles  for  support;  as  to  pole  beans  or 
  2.  To  convey  on  poles;  as  to  pole  hay  into  a  barn. 
  3.  To  impel  by  a  pole  or  poles,  as  a  boat. 
  4.  To  stir,  as  molten  glass,  with  a  pole. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pole  \Pole\,  n.  [L.  polus,  Gr  ?  a  pivot  or  hinge  on  which 
  anything  turns,  an  axis,  a  pole;  akin  to  ?  to  move:  cf  F. 
  1.  Either  extremity  of  an  axis  of  a  sphere;  especially,  one 
  of  the  extremities  of  the  earth's  axis;  as  the  north 
  2.  (Spherics)  A  point  upon  the  surface  of  a  sphere  equally 
  distant  from  every  part  of  the  circumference  of  a  great 
  circle;  or  the  point  in  which  a  diameter  of  the  sphere 
  perpendicular  to  the  plane  of  such  circle  meets  the 
  surface.  Such  a  point  is  called  the  pole  of  that  circle; 
  as  the  pole  of  the  horizon;  the  pole  of  the  ecliptic;  the 
  pole  of  a  given  meridian. 
  3.  (Physics)  One  of  the  opposite  or  contrasted  parts  or 
  directions  in  which  a  polar  force  is  manifested;  a  point 
  of  maximum  intensity  of  a  force  which  has  two  such  points, 
  or  which  has  polarity;  as  the  poles  of  a  magnet;  the 
  north  pole  of  a  needle. 
  4.  The  firmament;  the  sky.  [Poetic] 
  Shoots  against  the  dusky  pole.  --Milton. 
  5.  (Geom.)  See  {Polarity},  and  {Polar},  n. 
  {Magnetic  pole}.  See  under  {Magnetic}. 
  {Poles  of  the  earth},  or  {Terrestrial  poles}  (Geog.),  the  two 
  opposite  points  on  the  earth's  surface  through  which  its 
  axis  passes. 
  {Poles  of  the  heavens},  or  {Celestial  poles},  the  two 
  opposite  points  in  the  celestial  sphere  which  coincide 
  with  the  earth's  axis  produced,  and  about  which  the 
  heavens  appear  to  revolve. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  long  (usually  round)  rod  of  wood  or  metal  or  plastic 
  2:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Poland  [syn:  {Pole}] 
  3:  one  of  two  divergent  or  mutually  exclusive  opinions;  "they 
  are  at  opposite  poles"  or  "they  are  poles  apart" 
  4:  (British)  a  linear  measure  of  16.5  feet  [syn:  {perch},  {rod}] 
  5:  a  square  rod  of  land  [syn:  {perch},  {rod}] 
  6:  one  of  two  points  of  intersection  of  the  Earth's  axis  and 
  the  celestial  sphere  [syn:  {celestial  pole}] 
  7:  one  of  two  antipodal  points  where  the  Earth's  axis  of 
  rotation  intersects  the  Earth's  surface 
  8:  a  point  on  an  electrical  device  (such  as  a  battery)  at  which 
  electric  current  enters  or  leaves  [syn:  {terminal}] 
  9:  a  long  fiberglass  implement  used  for  pole  vaulting 
  10:  one  of  the  two  ends  of  a  magnet  where  the  magnetism  seems  to 
  be  concentrated  [syn:  {magnetic  pole}] 
  v  1:  propel  with  a  pole;  of  barges  on  rivers,  for  example  [syn:  {punt}] 
  2:  support  on  poles,  of  climbing  plants,  such  as  beans 
  3:  deoxidize  molten  metals  by  stirring  them  with  a  wooden  pole 

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