Definition of poll
- at the polls
- a heavy poll
The magazine conducted a poll to find out the favorite 100 movies of all time.
A recent poll shows a decrease in the number of teenagers who smoke.
The polls are open until 8:00 tonight.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
About half of the people polled had tried smoking.
The conservative candidate polled more than 10,000 votes in the last election.
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: an activity in which several or many people are asked a question or a series of questions in order to get information about what most people think about something
: the record of votes that were made by people in an election
: the number of votes made in an election
: to ask (several or many people) a question or a series of questions in order to get information about what most people think about something
: to receive (a specified number or percentage of votes) in an election
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