[poh-lis] /ˈpoʊ lɪs/
noun, plural poleis
[poh-lahys] /ˈpoʊ laɪs/ (Show IPA)
an ancient Greek city-state.
the plural of polis1
noun (pl) poleis (ˈpɒlaɪs)
an ancient Greek city-state
(Scot & Irish) the police or a police officer
“ancient Greek city-state,” 1894, from Greek polis “city, one’s city; the state, citizens,” from PIE *pele- “citadel, enclosed space, often on high ground” (cf. Sanskrit pur, puram “city, citadel,” Lithuanian pilis “fortress”).
[pohl-juhmp] /ˈpoʊlˌdʒʌmp/ verb (used without object) 1. . noun 1. .
noun, Nautical. 1. a mast on a sailing vessel, consisting of a single piece without separate upper masts.
/ˈpɒlɪˌmɑːk/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a civilian official, originally a supreme general n. “commander of the army” in Greek history, 1570s, from Greek polemarkhos “one who begins or leads a war,” from polemos “war” + arkhos “leader, chief, ruler” (see archon).
[puh-lem-ik, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ɪk, poʊ-/ noun 1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc. 2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist. adjective 3. Also, polemical. of or relating to a polemic; controversial. /pəˈlɛmɪk/ adjective 1. of or involving dispute or controversy noun 2. an argument or controversy, esp over […]