- poll [pōl]n.[ME pol < or akin to MDu, top of the head, head]1. the head; esp., the crown, back, or hair of the head2. an individual person, esp. one among several3. a counting, listing, or register of persons, esp. of voters4. a voting or expression of opinion by individuals5. the amount of voting; number of votes recorded☆ 6. [pl.] a place where votes are cast and recorded7.☆ a) a canvassing of a selected or random group of people to collect information, or to attempt to discover public opinionb) a report or record of the results of this8. the blunt or flat end, as of an axvt.1. to cut off or cut short2. to cut off or trim the wool, hair, horns, or branches of; specif., to pollard (a tree)3.a) to take or register the votes of [to poll a county]b) to require each member of (a jury, committee, etc.) to declare his or her vote individually4. to receive (a specified number or proportion of votes)5. to cast (a vote)6. to canvass in a POLL (sense 7)vi.to vote in an electionpollern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.