ADJ. North, South | geographic, geomagnetic, magnetic The north magnetic pole lies to the west of the geographic North Pole. | opposite (figurative) The two authors represent the opposite poles of fictional genius
PREP. between the (two) ~s of (figurative) an artistic compromise between the poles of abstraction and representation | from ~ to ~ The meridian is an imaginary line drawn from pole to pole.
PHRASES be poles apart (figurative) In temperament, she and her sister are poles apart (= completely different).