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Poll vs. Ping

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Pollnoun

A survey of people, usually statistically analyzed to gauge wider public opinion.

Pingnoun

A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.

‘My car used to make an odd ping, but after the last oil change it went away.’;

Pollnoun

A formal election.

‘The student council had a poll to see what people want served in the cafeteria.’;

Pingnoun

(submarine navigation) A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.

‘The submarine sent out a ping and got an echo from a battleship.’;

Pollnoun

A polling place

‘The polls close at 8 p.m.’;

Pingnoun

(networking) A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.

‘The network is overloaded from all the pings going out.’;

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Pollnoun

The head, particularly the scalp or pate upon which hair (normally) grows.

Pingnoun

An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.

‘I sent a ping to the insurance company to see if they received our claim.’;

Pollnoun

(in extended senses of the above) A mass of people, a mob or muster, considered as a head count.

Pingnoun

(networking) Latency.

Pollnoun

The broad or butt end of an axe or a hammer.

Pingnoun

(WMF jargon) A notification.

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Pollnoun

The pollard or European chub, a kind of fish.

Pingverb

To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.

‘My car was pinging until my last oil change.’;

Pollnoun

A pet parrot.

Pingverb

(submarine navigation) To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.

Pollnoun

One who does not try for honors at university, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.

Pingverb

(networking) To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.

‘I'm pinging their server.’; ‘The server pings its affiliates periodically.’;

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Pollverb

(transitive) To take, record the votes of (an electorate).

Pingverb

(networking) To send a network packet to another host and receive an acknowledgement in return.

‘I can't ping their server: perhaps it's been switched off.’;

Pollverb

(transitive) To solicit mock votes from (a person or group).

Pingverb

To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.

‘I'll ping the insurance company again to see if they've received our claim.’;

Pollverb

(intransitive) To vote at an election.

Pingverb

(colloquial) To flick.

‘I pinged the crumb off the table with my finger.’;

Pollverb

To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters.

‘He polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.’;

Pingverb

To bounce.

‘The ball pinged off the wall and came hurtling back.’;

Pollverb

To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop.

‘to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass’;

Pingverb

To cause something to bounce.

Pollverb

(transitive) To cut the hair of (a creature).

Pingverb

To call out audibly.

Pollverb

(transitive) To remove the horns of (an animal).

Pingverb

(WMF jargon) To send a notification to (another user) when commenting on a public page.

Pollverb

To remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop.

‘to poll a tree’;

Pingnoun

The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.

Pollverb

To (repeatedly) request the status of something (such as a computer or printer on a network).

‘The network hub polled the department's computers to determine which ones could still respond.’;

Pingverb

To make the sound called ping.

Pollverb

To be judged in a poll.

Pingnoun

a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya

Pollverb

(obsolete) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.

Pingnoun

a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)

Pollverb

To impose a tax upon.

Pingverb

hit with a pinging noise;

‘The bugs pinged the lamp shade’;

Pollverb

To pay as one's personal tax.

Pingverb

sound like a car engine that is firing too early;

‘the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline’; ‘The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded’;

Pollverb

To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, especially for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.

Pingverb

make a short high-pitched sound;

‘the bullet pinged when they struck the car’;

Pollverb

(legal) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation.

‘a polled deed’;

Pingverb

contact, usually in order to remind of something;

‘I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing’;

Polladjective

(of kinds of livestock which typically have horns) Bred without horns, and thus hornless.

‘Poll Hereford’; ‘Red Poll cows’;

Pingverb

send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active;

‘ping your machine in the office’;

Pollnoun

A parrot; - familiarly so called.

Pollnoun

One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.

Pollnoun

The head; the back part of the head.

Pollnoun

A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.

‘We are the greater poll, and in true fearThey gave us our demands.’; ‘The muster file, rotten and sound, upon my life, amounts not to fifteen thousand poll.’;

Pollnoun

Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.

Pollnoun

The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.

‘All soldiers quartered in place are to remove . . . and not to return till one day after the poll is ended.’;

Pollnoun

The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.

Pollnoun

The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.

Pollnoun

The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).

Pollverb

To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.

‘When he [Absalom] pollled his head.’; ‘His death did so grieve them that they polled themselves; they clipped off their horse and mule's hairs.’;

Pollverb

To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; - sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.

‘Who, as he polled off his dart's head, so sure he had decreedThat all the counsels of their war he would poll off like it.’;

Pollverb

To extort from; to plunder; to strip.

‘Which polls and pills the poor in piteous wise.’;

Pollverb

To impose a tax upon.

Pollverb

To pay as one's personal tax.

‘The man that polled but twelve pence for his head.’;

Pollverb

To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.

‘Polling the reformed churches whether they equalize in number those of his three kingdoms.’;

Pollverb

To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.

‘And poll for points of faith his trusty vote.’;

Pollverb

To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee poll.

Pollverb

To vote at an election.

Pollnoun

an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

Pollnoun

the top of the head

Pollnoun

the part of the head between the ears

Pollnoun

a tame parrot

Pollnoun

the counting of votes (as in an election)

Pollverb

get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

Pollverb

vote in an election at a polling station

Pollverb

get the votes of

Pollverb

convert into a pollard;

‘pollard trees’;

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