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Synonyms for pole

poles apart

Synonyms

  • at opposite extremes
  • incompatible
  • irreconcilable
  • worlds apart
  • miles apart
  • like chalk and cheese
  • like night and day
  • widely separated
  • completely different
  • at opposite ends of the earth

Words related to pole

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

a native or inhabitant of Poland

one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

a square rod of land

Synonyms

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

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

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

a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

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

propel with a pole

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support on poles

deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

References in classic literature ?
The millers belonging to the mills, when they saw the boat coming down the river, and on the point of being sucked in by the draught of the wheels, ran out in haste, several of them, with long poles to stop it, and being all mealy, with faces and garments covered with flour, they presented a sinister appearance.
It is possible, if the sea exists at the South Pole, that it may be covered; and, consequently, we shall be unable to come to the surface.
Then she climbed down from the fence and walked up to it, while Toto ran around the pole and barked.
He warned Miss Pole of her stomach-acidity, he called it--and he may have meant to be kind.
Thus it was that I went more slowly as we approached the barrier, for it was my intention to move cautiously by day over the ice-pack that I might discover, before I had run into a trap, if there really lay an inhabited country at the north pole, for there only could I imagine a spot where Matai Shang might feel secure from John Carter, Prince of Helium.
The pole was firmly fixed in the mud, and he was left clinging to it while the punt drifted away.
The barber's pole I successfully extracted from David's mouth, but the difficulty (not foreseen) of knowing how to dispose of a barber's pole in the Kensington Gardens is considerable, there always being polite children hovering near who run after you and restore it to you.
When he had stripped off the side shoots he believed he could use the branch as a pole, to guide the raft in case of emergency.
When Tarzan found himself clinging to the pole outside the window, he followed his jungle instinct and looked below for enemies before he ventured down.
Thus, if they broke through, they could cling to the pole that bridged the hole made by their bodies.
Making this, in turn, fast to the spring- pole attached to the kitchen rafters, so that the hub played upon the woollens in the barrel, he was able, with one hand, thoroughly to pound them.
On the contrary, he is ungratefully disposed to regret the North Pole.
They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by a Native Galeut who lived there.
We may also notice that, on the lunar sphere, the south pole is much more continental than the north pole.