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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poll  \Poll\,  n.  [From  Polly,  The  proper  name.] 
  A  parrot;  --  familiarly  so  called 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poll  \Poll\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  the  many  the  rabble.] 
  One  who  does  not  try  for  honors,  but  is  content  to  take  a 
  degree  merely;  a  passman.  [Cambridge  Univ.,  Eng.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poll  \Poll\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Polled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  remove  the  poll  or  head  of  hence  to  remove  the  top  or 
  end  of  to  clip;  to  lop;  to  shear;  as  to  poll  the  head; 
  to  poll  a  tree. 
  When  he  [Absalom]  pollled  his  head.  --2  Sam.  xiv. 
  His  death  did  so  grieve  them  that  they  polled 
  themselves;  they  clipped  off  their  horse  and  mule's 
  hairs.  --Sir  T. 
  2.  To  cut  off  to  remove  by  clipping,  shearing,  etc.;  to  mow 
  or  crop;  --  sometimes  with  off  as  to  poll  the  hair;  to 
  poll  wool;  to  poll  grass. 
  Who  as  he  polled  off  his  dart's  head,  so  sure  he 
  had  decreed  That  all  the  counsels  of  their  war  he 
  would  poll  off  like  it  --Chapman. 
  3.  To  extort  from  to  plunder;  to  strip.  [Obs.] 
  Which  polls  and  pills  the  poor  in  piteous  wise. 
  4.  To  impose  a  tax  upon  [Obs.] 
  5.  To  pay  as  one's  personal  tax. 
  The  man  that  polled  but  twelve  pence  for  his  head. 
  6.  To  enter  as  polls  or  persons,  in  a  list  or  register;  to 
  enroll,  esp.  for  purposes  of  taxation;  to  enumerate  one  by 
  Polling  the  reformed  churches  whether  they  equalize 
  in  number  those  of  his  three  kingdoms.  --Milton. 
  7.  To  register  or  deposit,  as  a  vote;  to  elicit  or  call 
  forth,  as  votes  or  voters;  as  he  polled  a  hundred  votes 
  more  than  his  opponent. 
  And  poll  for  points  of  faith  his  trusty  vote. 
  8.  (Law)  To  cut  or  shave  smooth  or  even  to  cut  in  a  straight 
  line  without  indentation;  as  a  polled  deed.  See  {Dee? 
  poll}.  --Burrill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poll  \Poll\,  n.  [Akin  to  LG  polle  the  head,  the  crest  of  a 
  bird,  the  top  of  a  tree,  OD  pol,  polle,  Dan.  puld  the  crown 
  of  a  hat.] 
  1.  The  head;  the  back  part  of  the  head.  ``All  flaxen  was  his 
  poll.''  --Shak. 
  2.  A  number  or  aggregate  of  heads;  a  list  or  register  of 
  heads  or  individuals. 
  We  are  the  greater  poll,  and  in  true  fear  They  gave 
  us  our  demands.  --Shak. 
  The  muster  file,  rotten  and  sound,  upon  my  life, 
  amounts  not  to  fifteen  thousand  poll.  --Shak. 
  3.  Specifically,  the  register  of  the  names  of  electors  who 
  may  vote  in  an  election. 
  4.  The  casting  or  recording  of  the  votes  of  registered 
  electors;  as  the  close  of  the  poll. 
  All  soldiers  quartered  in  place  are  to  remove  .  .  . 
  and  not  to  return  till  one  day  after  the  poll  is 
  ended.  --Blackstone. 
  5.  pl  The  place  where  the  votes  are  cast  or  recorded;  as  to 
  go  to  the  polls. 
  6.  The  broad  end  of  a  hammer;  the  but  of  an  ax 
  7.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  European  chub.  See  {Pollard},  3 
  a  . 
  {Poll  book},  a  register  of  persons  entitled  to  vote  at  an 
  {Poll  evil}  (Far.),  an  inflammatory  swelling  or  abscess  on  a 
  horse's  head,  confined  beneath  the  great  ligament  of  the 
  {Poll  pick}  (Mining),  a  pole  having  a  heavy  spike  on  the  end 
  forming  a  kind  of  crowbar. 
  {Poll  tax},  a  tax  levied  by  the  head,  or  poll;  a  capitation 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poll  \Poll\,  v.  i. 
  To  vote  at  an  election.  --Beaconsfield. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  inquiry  into  public  opinion  conducted  by  interviewing  a 
  random  sample  of  people  [syn:  {public  opinion  poll},  {canvass}] 
  2:  the  top  of  the  head  [syn:  {pate},  {crown}] 
  3:  the  part  of  the  head  between  the  ears 
  4:  a  tame  parrot  [syn:  {poll  parrot}] 
  5:  the  counting  of  votes  (as  in  an  election) 
  v  1:  get  the  opinions  of  people,  for  example  [syn:  {canvass},  {canvas}] 
  2:  vote  in  an  election  at  a  polling  station 
  3:  get  the  votes  of 
  4:  convert  into  a  pollard,  as  of  trees  [syn:  {pollard}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  poll  v.,n.  1.  [techspeak]  The  action  of  checking  the  status  of 
  an  input  line  sensor,  or  memory  location  to  see  if  a  particular  external 
  event  has  been  registered.  2.  To  repeatedly  call  or  check  with  someone: 
  "I  keep  polling  him  but  he's  not  answering  his  phone;  he  must  be 
  swapped  out."  3.  To  ask  "Lunch?  I  poll  for  a  takeout  order  daily." 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  To  check  the  status  of  an  input  line  sensor,  or  memory 
  location  to  see  if  a  particular  external  event  has  been 
  Contrast  {interrupt}. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 

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