Meaning of 'poll' (Webster Dictionary)
- A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
- One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a
degree merely; a passman.
- The head; the back part of the head.
- A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads
- Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may
vote in an election.
- The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors;
as, the close of the poll.
- The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to
- The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
- The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a). - To vote at an election. - 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
- 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
- To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
- To impose a tax upon.
- To pay as one's personal tax.
- To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to
enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
- 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
- To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line
without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.