pole - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a long thin stick, often used for holding or supporting something
  2. 2
    one of two things that are completely opposite

    Somewhere between the poles of wealth and poverty is the average middle class.

  3. 3
    one of the points on the very top or bottom of the Earth, called the North Pole and the South Pole
  4. 4
    science one of the two ends of a magnet or battery