Definition of “poll” - English Dictionary

“poll” in British English

See all translations

pollnoun

uk /pəʊl/ us /poʊl/

[ C ] a study in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person:

We're carrying out/conducting a poll to find out what people think about abortion.
The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead.
the polls [ plural ]

the places where people vote in a political election:

The TV stations agreed not to announce the projected winner until after the polls closed.
go to the polls

to vote:

The country will go to the polls on 13 September.

More examples

pollverb [ T ]

uk /pəʊl/ us /poʊl/

(Definition of “poll” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“poll” in American English

See all translations

pollnoun [ C ]

us /poʊl/

poll noun [ C ] (OPINION)

a study of a group’s opinion on a subject, in which people are questioned and their answers examined:

an opinion poll
We took a poll this week.

pollverb [ T ]

us /poʊl/

poll verb [ T ] (RECEIVE VOTES)

to receive a particular number of votes in an election:

Bob Friedman polled 67% of the vote.

poll verb [ T ] (OPINION)

to answer questions as part of a study of a group’s opinion on a subject:

Almost 86% of the parents polled said yes, and only 7% said no.

(Definition of “poll” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“poll” in Business English

See all translations

pollnoun

uk /pəʊl/ us

[ C ] a process in which a large number of people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person:

The poll surveyed 1,282 adults nationwide.
carry out/conduct a poll The magazine conducted a poll of 2,000 readers.
In a poll recently, 8 out of 10 people stated that they were worried about debt.
A recent opinion poll revealed that just one in four voters wants to see the party in power.
See also

also the polls [ plural ] POLITICS the fact of voting in a political election, or the places where people vote:

Voters' opinions will become clear at the polls.
Next month the country will go to the polls in both presidential and parliamentary elections.
the poll

POLITICS the number of votes in an election:

She was elected decisively, with over 70% of the poll.

[ C ] an occasion when people in a group, company, etc. vote for or against something at a meeting:

Each ordinary share carries one vote in the event of a poll of shareholders.

pollverb [ T ]

uk /pəʊl/ us

to ask a large number of people for their opinions about a particular subject:

poll sb on sth We poll employees on their views on particular aspects of company policy.
Only one in five of those polled were in favour of the government's proposals.

POLITICS to receive a number of votes in an election:

To win a seat, a candidate had to poll 50% plus one vote.

(Definition of “poll” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Blogs about "poll"