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From Middle English pole, pal, from Old English pāl (“a pole, stake, post; a kind of hoe or spade”), from Proto-Germanic *palaz, *pālaz (“pole”), from Latin pālus (“stake, pale, prop, stay”) from Old Latin *paglus, from Proto-Indo-European *pāǵe- (“to nail, fasten”). Cognate with Scots pale, paill (“stake, pale”), North Frisian pul, pil (“stake, pale”), West Frisian poal (“pole”), Dutch paal (“pole”), German Pfahl (“pile, stake, post, pole”), Danish pæl (“pole”), Swedish påle (“pole”), Icelandic páll (“hoe, spade, pale”), Old English fæc (“space of time, while, division, interval; lustrum”).
pole (plural poles)
- Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.
- (fishing) A type of basic fishing rod.
- A long fiberglass sports implement used for pole-vaulting.
- (slang, spotting) A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.
- (historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).
- (auto racing) Pole position.
- See also Wikisaurus:stick
- To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.
- Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.
- To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.
- He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.
- (transitive) To furnish with poles for support.
- to pole beans or hops
- (transitive) To convey on poles.
- to pole hay into a barn
- (transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
pole (plural poles)
- Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.
- A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).
- (geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.
- (electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.
- (complex analysis) For a meromorphic function : a point for which as .
- The function has a single pole at .
- (complex analysis): zero
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
- komutativní těleso n (algebra)
pole m (plural poles)
- third-person singular present indicative of pulir
- vocative singular of polus
pole (infinitive polir)
- Informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of polir.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of polir.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of polir.
- slow (not quick in motion)
This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at slow. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see pole in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009