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# Bole vs. Pole

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Bolenoun

The trunk or stem of a tree.

Polenoun

Originally, a stick; now specifically, a long and slender piece of metal or (especially) wood, used for various construction or support purposes.

Bolenoun

Any of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually coloured red by iron oxide, and composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia.

Polenoun

(angling) A type of basic fishing rod.

Bolenoun

(colour) The shade of reddish brown which resembles this clay.

Polenoun

A long sports implement used for pole-vaulting; now made of glassfiber or carbon fiber, formerly also metal, bamboo and wood have been used.

Bolenoun

(obsolete) A bolus; a dose.

Polenoun

A telescope used to identify birds, aeroplanes or wildlife.

Bolenoun

The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.

‘Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean.’;

Polenoun

(historical) A unit of length, equal to a perch (¼ chain or 5½ yards).

Bolenoun

An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.

‘Open the bole wi'speed, that I may see if this be the right Lord Geraldin.’;

Polenoun

(motor racing) Pole position.

Bolenoun

A measure. See Boll, n., 2.

Polenoun

A gun.

Bolenoun

Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See Clay, and Terra alba.

Polenoun

Either of the two points on the earth's surface around which it rotates; also, similar points on any other rotating object.

Bolenoun

A bolus; a dose.

Polenoun

A point of magnetic focus, especially each of the two opposing such points of a magnet (designated north and south).

Bolenoun

a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

Polenoun

(geometry) A fixed point relative to other points or lines.

Bolenoun

the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

Polenoun

(electricity) A contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves.

Bolenoun

a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa

Polenoun

(complex analysis) For a meromorphic function $f\left(z\right)$, any point $a$ for which $f\left(z\right) \rightarrow \infty$ as $z \rightarrow a$.

Polenoun

(obsolete) The firmament; the sky.

Polenoun

Either of the states that characterize a bipolar disorder.

Poleverb

To propel by pushing with poles, to push with a pole.

‘Huck Finn poled that raft southward down the Mississippi because going northward against the current was too much work.’;

Poleverb

To identify something quite precisely using a telescope.

‘He poled off the serial of the Gulfstream to confirm its identity.’;

Poleverb

(transitive) To furnish with poles for support.

‘to pole beans or hops’;

Poleverb

(transitive) To convey on poles.

‘to pole hay into a barn’;

Poleverb

(transitive) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

Poleverb

(transitive) To induce piezoelectricity in (a substance) by aligning the dipoles.

Polenoun

A native or inhabitant of Poland; a Polander.

Polenoun

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.

Polenoun

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.

Polenoun

Either extremity of an axis of a sphere; especially, one of the extremities of the earth's axis; as, the north pole.

Polenoun

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.

Polenoun

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.

Polenoun

The firmament; the sky.

‘Shoots against the dusky pole.’;

Polenoun

See Polarity, and Polar, n.

Poleverb

To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.

Poleverb

To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.

Poleverb

To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.

Poleverb

To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.

Polenoun

a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

Polenoun

a native or inhabitant of Poland

Polenoun

one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions;

‘they are at opposite poles’; ‘they are poles apart’;

Polenoun

a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Polenoun

a square rod of land

Polenoun

one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere

Polenoun

one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface

Polenoun

a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

Polenoun

a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

Polenoun

one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

Poleverb

propel with a pole;

‘pole barges on the river’; ‘We went punting in Cambridge’;

Poleverb

support on poles;

‘pole climbing plants like beans’;

Poleverb

deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole