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Definition of "pole" []

  • Either extremity of an axis through a sphere. (noun)
  • Either of the regions contiguous to the extremities of the earth's rotational axis, the North Pole or the South Pole. (noun)
  • Physics A magnetic pole. (noun)
  • Electricity Either of two oppositely charged terminals, as in an electric cell or battery. (noun)
  • Astronomy A celestial pole. (noun)
  • A long slender usually round piece of wood, metal, or other material (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The piece of timber on each side of which a pair of carriage horses are hitched (noun)
  • The inside lane of a racecourse (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • One of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse (noun)
  • Any light spar (noun)
  • The part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds (noun)
  • To strike or push with a pole (verb)
  • To set out (an area of land or garden) with poles (verb)
  • To support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles (verb)
  • To deoxidize (a molten metal, esp copper) by stirring it with green wood (verb)
  • To punt (a boat) (verb)

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Use "pole" in a sentence
  • "Period: May 2009* operation: elliptical orbit, 20 km (perilune) at south pole and 100 km (apolune) at north pole* mission: same as phase 2."
  • "_horror_, and _flying from pole to pole_ to avoid a man because you have made him at last find out that he has a heart!"
  • "In place of the term pole, I propose using that of _Electrode_ [A], and I mean thereby that substance, or rather surface, whether of air, water, metal, or any other body, which bounds the extent of the decomposing matter in the direction of the electric current."