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Definition of "poll" []

  • The casting and registering of votes in an election. (noun)
  • The number of votes cast or recorded. (noun)
  • The place where votes are cast and registered. Often used in the plural with the. (noun)
  • A survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information. (noun)
  • The head, especially the top of the head where hair grows. (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.

Use "poll" in a sentence
  • "Although the poll contained no follow-up question to clarify who voters planned to write in, the poll is a good sign for Lisa Murkowski's reelection bid."
  • "This poll is about how people perceive the relevant players in light of this particular issue"
  • "Mr. BROWN: Well, I am a bit surprised, but no that - I'm sure the poll is accurate in terms of what they found."