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Oxford dictionary definition of the word poll:
1 (often the polls) the process of voting in an election:
the country went to the polls on March 10
the number of votes cast in an election:
the ruling party won 24 seats, narrowly topping the poll
(the polls) the places where votes are cast in an election:
the polls have only just closed
short for opinion poll.
2 dialect a person’s head.
the part of the head on which hair grows; the scalp.
3a hornless animal, especially one of a breed of hornless cattle. See also red poll.
1record the opinion or vote of:
over half of those polled do not believe the prime minister usually tells the truth
[no object, with adverbial] (of a candidate in an election) receive a specified number of votes:
the Green candidate polled 3.6 per cent
2 Telecommunications & Computing check the status of (a device), especially as part of a repeated cycle:
the network manager can also use the software to poll each Mac on the net
3cut the horns off (an animal, especially a young cow).
archaic cut off the top of (a tree or plant), typically to encourage further growth; pollard:
there were some beautiful willows, and now the idiot Parson has polled them into wretched stumps
sense 1 of the verb.
Middle English (in the sense ‘head’): perhaps of Low German origin. The original sense was ‘head’, and hence ‘an individual person among a number’, from which developed the sense ‘number of people ascertained by counting of heads’ and then ‘counting of heads or of votes’ (17th century)