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Synonyms for pole

poles apart


  • 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


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 periodicals archive ?
Metabolism in the orbitofrontal cortex and temporal pole were significantly higher for on than off conditions.
Finally, voters' brains showed greater activity in the right amygdala, right anterior temporal pole, and hypothalamus--areas typically associated with erotic arousal--to photos of Rudy Giuliani dressed as a woman than in response to pictures of Hillary Clinton.
Perfusion was also reduced bilaterally to the temporal poles.
Specifically, males on average had larger volumes and higher tissue densities in the left amygdala, hippocampus, insular cortex, putamen; higher densities in the right VI lobe of the cerebellum and in the left claustrum; and larger volumes in the bilateral anterior parahippocampal gyri, posterior cingulate gyri, precuneus, temporal poles, and cerebellum, areas in the left posterior and anterior cingulate gyri, and in the right amygdala, hippocampus, and putamen.
MRI scanning showed extensive diffuse white matter lesions, with involvement of the anterior temporal poles and marked involvement of the external capsule, and a large lacuna in the pons surrounded by hyperintensities.