Synonyms of pole


1. pole, rod

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

2. Pole, European

usage: a native or inhabitant of Poland

3. pole, opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought

usage: one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"

4. perch, rod, pole, linear unit, linear measure

usage: a linear measure of 16.5 feet

5. perch, rod, pole, area unit, square measure

usage: a square rod of land

6. pole, celestial pole, celestial point

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

7. pole, geographic point, geographical point

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

8. terminal, pole, contact, tangency

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

9. pole, sports implement

usage: a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

10. pole, magnetic pole, end, terminal

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


1. punt, pole, propel, impel

usage: propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge"

2. pole, hold, support, sustain, hold up

usage: support on poles; "pole climbing plants like beans"

3. pole, deoxidize, deoxidise, reduce

usage: deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

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