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Pole may refer to:

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Cylindrical object

  • A solid cylindrical object with length greater than its diameter e.g:
    • Barber's pole, advertising a barber shop
    • Danish pole, a circus prop
    • Firemen's pole, a wooden pole or a metal tube or pipe installed between floors in fire stations
    • Flag pole, a metal pole from which a flag is hung
    • Lamppost, a raised source of light on the edge of a road
    • Totem pole, monumental sculptures carved from great trees
    • Utility pole, also called a telephone pole, telegraph pole or power pole, a pole that carries utility wires
    • Poles used in sporting and other activities:
      • Dance pole, a pole used for pole dancing
      • Festivus pole, a pole used in the celebration of Festivus that is traditionally made of aluminum
      • Maypole, a tall wooden pole with ornaments, like ribbons, that is danced around
      • Pole bending, a rodeo event that involves riding a horse around six poles arranged in a line
      • Pole vaulting pole, a pole used for pole vaulting
      • Pole-sitting pole, a pole used for pole sitting, which is the practice of sitting on a pole for extended lengths of time
      • Ski pole, a pole used by skiers to improve balance, speed and acceleration
      • Spinnaker pole, a spar used in sailboats to help support and control a variety of headsails, particularly the spinnaker
      • Trekking pole, also called hiking sticks or hiking poles, a pole used for hiking
    • Fishing pole, another name for fishing rod
    • Pole position, in motorsport, the position at the front of the grid (originally marked with a pole)
    • Another name for the rod, a unit of length equal to 11 cubits, 5.0292 meters or 16.5 feet (originally the length of a metal rod, or pole)

Geography

  • Geographical pole, either of two fixed points on the surface of a spinning body or planet, at 90 degrees from the equator, based on the axis around which a body spins
    • North Pole, the northernmost point on the surface of the Earth, where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
    • Polar circle, a circle of latitude where the sun is above and below the horizon for 24 continuous hours at least once per year
    • Polar climate, the climate of the polar regions, characterized by a lack of warm summers
    • Polar region, the region within the polar circles, referred to as the Arctic and Antarctic
    • South Pole, the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth, where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface
  • Magnetic pole
    • North Magnetic Pole, the shifting point on the Earth to which the "north" end of a dipole magnet points
    • South Magnetic Pole, the shifting point on the Earth to which the "south" end of a dipole magnet points
  • Mount Everest, the third "top" of the Earth
  • Pole of inaccessibility, a location that is the most challenging to reach owing to its remoteness from geographical features which could provide access

Astronomy

  • Celestial pole, the projection of the Earth's axis onto the celestial sphere (or analogous concept applied to other bodies)
  • Pole star, a visible star that is approximately aligned with the Earth's axis of rotation
  • Orbital pole
  • For concepts analogous to the Earth's geographic and magnetic poles on other planets and Solar System bodies, see Poles of astronomical bodies

Science and mathematics

  • One "half" of a dipole
  • Pole, a term used in electrical circuits referring to switches.
  • Pole (complex analysis), a certain type of mathematical singularity
  • Pole (geometry), a point that describes the position and orientation of a line with respect to a given circle
  • Landau pole, the energy scale where a coupling constant of a quantum field theory becomes infinite
  • Monopole
    • Magnetic monopole, a hypothetical particle that may be loosely described as a magnet with only one pole
    • Monopole (mathematics), a connection over a principal bundle G with a section (the Higgs field) of the associated adjoint bundle
    • Monopole (wine), an appellation controlled by a single winery
    • Monopole antenna, a radio antenna that replaces half of a dipole antenna with a ground plane at right-angles to the remaining half
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Anatomy/Morphology

  • Surface vertices of the eye's lens
  • Fetal pole, a thickening on the margin of the yolk sac of a fetus during pregnancy
  • Pole of kidney
  • Cell (biology), either extremity of the main axis of a nucleus, cell, or organism. Important structures situated close to such extremities have also been regarded as poles (e.g. animal cell centrosomes).

People

  • Poles, people originating from or inhabiting the country of Poland
  • Pole (musician), an electronic music artist named Stefan Betke

As a surname

Other uses

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Pole, and pôle

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English pāl, from Latin pālus.

Noun

Singular
pole

Plural
poles

pole (plural poles)

  1. A long and slender piece of metal, wood etc..
  2. A unit of length. Equal to a rod, a perch, ¼ chain or 5½ yards.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle French pole, pôle, and its source, Latin polus, from Ancient Greek πόλος (axis of rotation).

Noun

Singular
pole

Plural
poles

pole (plural poles)

  1. An extreme point of an axis, e.g. magnetically or geographically. (North pole, South pole)
  2. One of two opposing forces or parts, such as on a source of electrical power. (plus minus)
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to pole

Third person singular
poles

Simple past
poled

Past participle
poled

Present participle
poling

to pole (third-person singular simple present poles, present participle poling, simple past and past participle poled)

  1. 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.

Anagrams


Czech

Pronunciation

Noun

pole n.

  1. field (agriculture)
  2. field (physics)
  3. field (algebra)
  4. field (computing)

Synonyms


Esperanto

Adverb

pole

  1. in Polish

Estonian

Verb

pole

  1. Contraction of "ei ole" — is not

Galician

Verb

pole

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pulir.

Polish

Pronunciation

Noun

pole n.

  1. field

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative pole pola
Genitive pola pól
Dative polu polom
Accusative pole pola
Instrumental polem polami
Locative polu polach
Vocative pole pola

Derived terms


Spanish

Verb

pole (infinitive: polir)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of polir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of polir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of polir.

Swahili

Adjective

pole

  1. 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


Simple English

Pole could mean:

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Geography

  • Geographical pole, on the axis of a rotating body
    • North Pole, on Earth, the Arctic and Eskimos
    • South Pole, on Earth, Antarctica and penguins
    • Polar circle, either the Arctic or Antarctic Circle
    • Third Pole (Kashmir), the largest glacier outside the polar regions
    • Polar climate, climates characterised by cold, snowy weather
    • Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), a large white bear native to the Arctic
  • Magnetic pole
  • Adventurers and explorers count other "poles":
    • Pole of inaccessibility
    • Mount Everest, the third "top" of the Earth
  • Poles, people inhabiting the country of Poland
  • Orbital pole, on the celestial sphere
  • Polar, a town in Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States
  • The Pole Star, Polaris

Things

  • A solid cylindrical object with length greater than its diameter e.g:
    • Poles used in sporting and other activities:
  • Pole position, in motorsport
  • The contacts in a switch
  • Pole (musician), an electronic music artist named Stefan Betke
  • Pole (Polo) is a political party in Venezuela
  • A unit of length also known as a rod
  • Polarity in international relations

Science and mathematics

  • One "half" of a dipole
  • Pole (complex analysis), a certain type of mathematical singularity
  • The surface vertices of the eye's lens
  • Polar body, a cell structure found inside an ovum, produced during oogenesis
  • Polar curve (aviation), a graph of the rate of sink versus the horizontal speed of an aircraft
  • Polar membrane, either 1) a lipid bilayer membrane displaying polarity or 2) a specialized region of the bacterial cell membrane associated with the flagella (usually located at the cell poles).
  • Chemical polarity, describing how polar or non-polar a chemical bond is
  • In the polar coordinate system, points are given by an angle and a distance from the pole, or central point equivalent to the origin in the Cartesian coordinate system
  • Polar (cataclysmic variable), a strongly magnetic cataclysmic variable star system
  • Intermediate polar, a type of cataclysmic variable binary star system
  • The fetal pole is a thickening on the margin of the yolk sac of a fetus during pregnancy
  • In physics, Landau pole is the energy scale where a coupling constant of a quantum field theory becomes infinite
  • Monopole

As a surname

  • Charles Morice Pole, 1st Baronet (1757–1830), English naval officer and colonial governor
  • Dick Pole (born 1950), former Major League Baseball player and current coach
  • Edward Tudor-Pole (born 1955), a British singer and actor
  • Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, 6th Earl of Suffolk (1471/1472 - 1513)
  • George Pole, Conservative Party (UK) member and activist, Chairman of the Conservative Monday Club 1970-2
  • Jill Pole, a fictional character from C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series
  • John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln (1462/4-1487), eldest son of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk and Elizabeth of York
  • John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1442-1491/2), known as the Trimming Duke, son of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk
  • Margaret Pole (1473–1541), Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George Plantagenet (brother of Edward IV and Richard III of England)
  • Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk (1330–1389)
  • Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1367–1415)
  • Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (1394–1415)
  • Reginald Cardinal Pole (1500–1558), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Richard de la Pole (died 1525 in Milan) was a pretender to the English crown
  • William Pole (1814-1900), English engineer
  • William de la Pole (1396-1450), English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War, later Lord Chamberlain of England
  • William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington GCH PC (1763–1845), British politician and elder brother of the Duke of Wellington

Polar

May also refer to:

  • Polar Electro Oy, a manufacturer of heart rate monitors
  • Polar Air Cargo, a logistics company
  • Polar (artist), a Norwegian electronic music artist
  • Empresas Polar, a brewery in Venezuela
  • Polar Beverages, an independent soft drink bottling company based in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • The Polar Express, a 1985 children's book adapted as a feature film in 2004
  • Polar (album), the 2007 sophomore album by The High Water Marks
  • Polar Studios, once one of the most famous recording studios in Scandinavia
  • Polar Music, a Swedish record company founded in 1963
  • Polar Music Prize, an international music prize founded 1989 awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music
  • Order of the Polar Star (Swedish Nordstjärneorden), a Swedish Royal order of chivalry
  • Polar Star, a 1989 crime novel by Martin Cruz Smith, set in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's
  • POLAR II, a pedestrian test dummy created by Honda, used to study how pedestrians injuries in road traffic accidents
  • Polar Wrocław, a Polish football club based in Wrocław, Poland
  • the Crash Bandicoot character
  • Penis (slang)

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