Meaning of POLE in English

POLE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a curtain rail/pole/rod (= a long stick for hanging a curtain )

Velvet can be heavy so choose a strong curtain pole.

climbing up the greasy pole

a politician climbing up the greasy pole

magnetic pole

North Pole

pole dancing

pole position

Pole Star

pole vault

ski pole

South Pole

telegraph pole

telephone pole

totem pole

utility pole

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

greasy

Roll the die, answer a question and move up the greasy pole to Downing Street.

Wagner had climbed up the greasy pole doggedly, and methodically.

Like Disraeli on becoming prime minister, Chapman could say he had climbed to the top of the greasy pole .

light

He had run his car into a light pole .

Just imagine using a tape recorder and hanging the microphone on a light pole .

There were streets and curbing and sidewalks and light poles and nothing else.

I was leaning for concealment against a light pole , my cotton jacket crumpling the paper messages taped to its base.

It struck a light pole , which fell on a black woman and killed her.

long

I have to break the ice with a long pole before I can lower a bucket into water.

I used the long maple pole to again pound my way through the ice before lowering the bucket down with the rope.

The boat was drifting into the current, the long poles dipping in the dark water and pushing her away.

He supervised the pickers like a high official, carrying a long , medieval-looking pole with a sickle on the end.

The short pole was now out of the question so it was out on the long pole.

Whack a few men with your long pole .

magnetic

The flow of a magnetic field is taken from magnetic north pole to magnetic south pole.

Two people standing at distant points on the globe would have completely different ideas about where the magnetic north pole lay.

The flow of a magnetic field is taken from magnetic north pole to magnetic south pole.

For the past eleven years, the Sun's north geographic pole has also been home to its north magnetic pole.

But a feature of each solar cycle is that the magnetic poles reverse.

For R N transitions they should have plotted the north magnetic pole .

opposite

Besides, he was funny and youthful, the opposite pole to Matthew Blake.

This kind of discourse is at the opposite pole from storytelling as defined by Benjamin.

Each pair in fact began to gravitate to opposite poles within the horizon which Dialectical Theology had opened up.

They were at an opposite pole from the self-important, vacuous management.

We were at the opposite poles of humanity.

short

Unfortunately the tent bag is too short for the poles .

There, on a dusty windswept plain, a small wooden statue of a man in robes teeters upon a short pole .

The short pole was now out of the question so it was out on the long pole.

The difficult bit was getting the short poles at top and bottom to fit into the others.

Two long poles which cross as the apex and two shorter , hooped poles which provide height and stability to the ends.

I had planned to start on the short pole but just before the whistle sounded another boat came along.

wooden

Nervously, I moved forward, fumbling round the battlements until I came to a protruding wooden pole .

There are no telephones, no fire hydrants, only a scattering of street lights on lonely wooden poles .

Endill noticed he was standing beside a thick wooden pole .

In one corner of the grounds, a 13-year-old boy is busy sawing wooden poles in half.

The floor was of bare earth, and a ring of wooden poles supported the roof.

Windows are draped with matching curtains, simply suspended on plain wooden poles .

The decline in the demand for wooden poles has been accelerated by the frequent use of metal poles.

■ NOUN

bamboo

It includes handmade umbrellas with bamboo poles and struts, and handpainted weatherproof cotton canopies.

Along the sidewalks, women walked with heavy baskets of produce hooked on bamboo poles laid across their shoulders.

Both the Corporation and the Company had always turned trolleys with a hooked bamboo pole .

I decided we should paint all the bamboo poles with raw lacquer before we tied them together.

The seawater flowed up through the cracks between the bamboo poles , and the wave crest traveled right over the raft.

Mark lashed the windmill to the inevitable bamboo pole , and we tried propping it near the stern.

We were happy to see that the bamboo pole looked to be in excellent condition.

Frustrated designers constructed elaborate beach retreats with driftwood, bamboo poles , and Laura Ashley sheets.

north

Two people standing at distant points on the globe would have completely different ideas about where the magnetic north pole lay.

Joseph Harker Is there anything intrinsically upward about the north pole ?

The flow of a magnetic field is taken from magnetic north pole to magnetic south pole.

David Hempleman-Adams is setting off in search of the Geomagnetic North pole in April.

It's been to the magnetic and geomagnetic north poles .

Beyond this point the observer would be returning to the north pole .

position

In second place came the McLaren-Mercedes of David Coulthard, who began from pole position .

Ongais' Lola-Menard is the one Scott Brayton qualified on the pole position .

Saturday afternoon, Hunt earned himself pole position .

But his heir, the present duke, no longer holds pole position .

He competed in 51 World Championship races and started in pole position in 29 of them, winning 24.

south

Read in studio Eighty years ago Captain Scott's expedition to the south pole came to its tragic end.

The flow of a magnetic field is taken from magnetic north pole to magnetic south pole.

Charles has actually planned a route across the Martian south pole using photographs taken by the Viking and Mariner probes.

Once into the southern hemisphere the lines of latitude would become shorter and finally vanish at the south pole .

He's also planned a route to the south pole of Mars.

He went on several more expeditions to the Himalaya and was involved in a race to the south pole .

star

The dead was Akhu existed n the heaven as stars around the pole star and were therefore eternal and unchanging.

telegraph

She felt rigid like a telegraph pole , communicating perfectly, functioning flawlessly, but with no heart, no soul.

Mark then spent a week on the waterfront carefully planing down the telegraph poles to the right shape.

Then follow the line of telegraph poles to the remains of an old railway bridge.

More boulders now barred her passage, and mixed with these, were trees and telegraph poles .

A greater-spotted woodpecker zooms in on a telegraph pole on the lane.

They like roosting on telegraph poles .

Another oddity - the telegraph poles on old shots look short.

From the feel of it she thought it could be a telegraph pole .

telephone

They were telephone poles that had fallen from a lorry, blocking both westbound lanes of the motorway and smashing a car.

Scattered farmhouses, sentry telephone poles , and budding green fields flanked them on each side.

Despite saturating the area with herbicide, he found rogue oilseed rape plants thriving in ditches and around telephone poles .

He sat against the wall sketching on a pad with colored pencils, a picture of telephone poles .

Seth flew forty miles an hour face first into the piling with such force that he uprooted the eight telephone poles .

He showed me how to draw a telephone pole .

No one, he kept arguing, builds a new town with telephone poles .

A single antelope stood in the line of shadow of a telephone pole .

tent

We threw out a dummy made from sandbags and tent poles .

It looked as if there was a tent pole underneath it.

The parachute opened okay, but the tent poles smashed on landing.

He referred to my rods as stepped-up fly rods, and his I called tent poles .

totem

The totem pole was created by two local carvers.

When this dominant fish dies or is removed, his place is taken by the next man on the totem pole .

Not a climber of corporate totem poles .

Here I was, the last guy on the totem pole .

utility

They put the device on 200 pennants suspended from utility poles , and paint it directly on crosswalks in the downtown area.

Crews will install wires on utility poles in some older neighborhoods.

The system uses microphones that are mounted atop utility poles and buildings to record gunshots and immediately relay a signal to police.

vault

In 1908 he won an Olympic gold medal in the pole vault .

When he went to the pole vault , he had a little added adrenalin that put his steps off.

David Cox won the pole vault with a modest vault of 18-4 {.

■ VERB

carry

I sometimes carry my poles separately from the tent anyway.

hold

Between the huts were stone platforms holding Lulic poles carrying sacrificial buffaloes' horns.

I sat down and held the pole and watched the line swoop out into the wake.

But his heir, the present duke, no longer holds pole position.

start

Suppose that he starts at the pole in Fig. 3.8 with the local vector a shown there.

Training starts with a pole inclined against a wall for assistance.

I had planned to start on the short pole but just before the whistle sounded another boat came along.

use

We used Forest palisade poles , which are pressure-treated with preservative and guaranteed to last for at least fifteen years.

I used the long maple pole to again pound my way through the ice before lowering the bucket down with the rope.

The front bellend uses an extra hooped pole which extends the flysheet forward giving ample room for storage.

win

A hit with stick float anglers but could be won on the pole or waggler.

First, Villeneuve won the pole .

David Cox won the pole vault with a modest vault of 18-4 {.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be worlds/poles apart

But his method of filming and Huston's were worlds apart .

Our views may be poles apart but they're not saboteurs.

Physically they were almost identical, but psychologically they were worlds apart .

The results are poles apart in terms of character ... each room has a distinctive style of its own.

The two feelings were poles apart .

Their childhoods, like almost everything else about them, were poles apart .

Watching somebody and actually killing them are worlds apart .

You all say that but the truth is, the theory and the practice are worlds apart .

low man on the totem pole

the North Pole

the Pole Star

the South Pole

the greasy pole

the pole vault

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fishing pole

a flag pole

Amundsen's expedition was the first to reach the pole .

At one pole in the debate is keeping our personal freedoms, and at the other is reducing crime.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Alexei dragged his coat off what remained of the lantern pole .

Chain mail was made first by coiling links around a pole and then fully constructed by interlinking.

Pike pole with D-shaped handles is extended for victim to reach.

The other boy walked around the house poking the walls with a thick pole .

The top of the pole had been severed, and his hat had fallen out of sight into the space below the staging.

They begin to go through motions of dancing, holding on to the steel poles that support the ceiling, jerking mechanically.

They like roosting on telegraph poles.

When he looked down he felt as if his own feet were stuck in the soft muck like two poles.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

north

The compass needle points to the magnetic north pole .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As soon as we cast off from the boathouse Dennis started poling downstream like a maniac.

Contrary to what she expected they poled upriver, far away from the rowboat Amy had found.

Peter poled upstream, away from other people.

They were all set to poling now, and it was hard work navigating the flatboat upstream.

They were cleaned of frozen mud, made ready, and we all clambered aboard, Bowyer's soldiers poling us across.

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