noun the firmament; the sky.
2. pole ·noun ·see polarity, and polar, ·noun.
3. pole ·vt to stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
4. pole ·vt to impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
5. pole ·noun a native or inhabitant of poland; a polander.
6. pole ·vt to convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
7. pole ·vt to furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
8. pole ·noun either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.
9. pole ·noun a measuring stick; also, a measure of length equal to 5/ yards, or a square measure equal to 30/ square yards; a rod; a perch.
10. pole ·noun one of the opposite or contrasted parts or directions in which a polar force is manifested; a point of maximum intensity of a force which has two such points, or which has polarity; as, the poles of a magnet; the north pole of a needle.
11. pole ·noun a point upon the surface of a sphere equally distant from every part of the circumference of a great circle; or the point in which a diameter of the sphere perpendicular to the plane of such circle meets the surface. such a point is called the pole of that circle; as, the pole of the horizon; the pole of the ecliptic; the pole of a given meridian.
12. pole ·noun a long, slender piece of wood; a tall, slender piece of timber; the stem of a small tree whose branches have been removed; as, specifically: (a) a carriage pole, a wooden bar extending from the front axle of a carriage between the wheel horses, by which the carriage is guided and held back. (b) a flag pole, a pole on which a flag is supported. (c) a maypole. ·see maypole. (d) a barber's pole, a pole painted in stripes, used as a sign by barbers and hairdressers. (e) a pole on which climbing beans, hops, or other vines, are trained.