poll

[[t]po͟ʊl[/t]]
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polls, polling, polled
1) N-COUNT A poll is a survey in which people are asked their opinions about something, usually in order to find out how popular something is or what people intend to do in the future.
See also , straw poll

Polls show that the European treaty has gained support in Denmark...

We are doing a weekly poll on the president, and clearly his popularity has declined...

The Socialist Party, which won a convincing victory in elections in June, has been losing support in the polls recently.

2) VERB: usu passive If you are polled on something, you are asked what you think about it as part of a survey.

[be V-ed] More than 18,000 people were polled...

[be V-ed on wh/n] Audiences were going to be polled on which of three pieces of contemporary music they liked best...

[V-ed] More than 70 per cent of those polled said that they approved of his record as president.

3) N-PLURAL: the N The polls means an election for a country's government, or the place where people go to vote in an election.

In 1945, Winston Churchill was defeated at the polls...

Voters are due to go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president...

The polls have closed in the Pakistan parliamentary elections.

4) VERB If a political party or a candidate polls a particular number or percentage of votes, they get that number or percentage of votes in an election.

[V n] It was a disappointing result for the Greens who polled three percent...

[V n] The result showed he had polled enough votes to force a second ballot.

Syn:
net, win
5) See also , deed poll

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A number or aggregate of heads;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poll — Poll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polling}.] 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. [1913 Webster] When he [Absalom] pollled his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poll — I (canvass) noun capitation, catalogue of persons, census, census report, census return, count, enumeration, evaluation, inquiry, numbering, numeration, public opinion, questionary, questionnaire, register, registration, return, statistic, survey …   Law dictionary

  • Poll — 〈[poʊl] m. 6 oder f. 10〉 1. Umfrage, die der Meinungsforschung dient 2. 〈in den USA〉 Wählerverzeichnis [engl., „Abstimmung, Umfrage; Wahllokal“] * * * Poll [poʊl], der; s, s [engl. poll, eigtl. = Kopf(zahl)] (Markt , Meinungsforschung): 1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Poll — or polling may refer to:Figurative head counts* Polling, voting * Opinion poll * The polls, polling stations * Polling (computer science), sequential interrogation of devicesOther* Poll (livestock), the top of the head * Polling or pollarding,… …   Wikipedia

  • poll — ⇒POLL, subst. masc. En Angleterre, dépouillement des votes, au moyen d un registre public, dans les élections des membres de la Chambre des communes. Demander le poll; le poll a été remplacé par le scrutin secret (Ac. 1878). Pendant ce temps le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • poll — s.n. (Anglicism) 1. Listă, registru electoral. 2. Urnă de vot; numărul voturilor în alegeri; (p. ext.) consultare publică pentru a afla părerea cetăţenilor asupra unei chestiuni de interes general; sondaj de opinie. v. TOP4. [pron. pol. / <… …   Dicționar Român

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  • poll — [pōl] n. [ME pol < or akin to MDu, top of the head, head] 1. the head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head 2. an individual person, esp. one among several 3. a counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters 4. a voting or… …   English World dictionary

  • Poll — Poll, n. [From Polly, The proper name.] A parrot; familiarly so called. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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