See also: Dole, dolé, and dolę

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl (portion, share, division, allotment), from Proto-Germanic *dailą (part, deal), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰayl- (part, watershed). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic дѣлити (děliti, divide). More at deal.

VerbEdit

dole (third-person singular simple present doles, present participle doling, simple past and past participle doled)

  1. To distribute in small amounts; to share out small portions of a meager resource.

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NounEdit

dole

  1. Money or other goods given as charity.
  2. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
  3. (informal) Payment by the state to the unemployed.
    I get my dole paid twice a week.
    I′ve been on the dole for two years now.
    • 1996, Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, page 107,
      The men sit because they′re worn out from walking to the Labour Exchange every morning to sign for the dole, discussing the world’s problems and wondering what to do with the rest of the day.
    • 1997, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Economic Surveys: Australia, page 67,
      The FY 1997/98 Commonwealth budget allocated funding of A$ 21.6 million to the Work for the Dole initiative for unemployed young people.
  4. A boundary; a landmark.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
    • 1559, Anth[ony] Sparrow, compiler, “Injunctions Given by the Queens Majesty, Concerning both the Clergy and Laity, of This Realm, Published Anno Domini Mdlix. being the First Year of the Raign of Our Soveraign Lady Queen Elizabeth”, in A Collection of Articles, Injunctions, Canons, Orders, Ordinances, & Constitutions Ecclesiastical, with Other Publick Records of the Church of England, [], 4th edition, London: [] Blanch Rawlet [], published 1684, OCLC 1019619859, paragraph 19, page 73:
      Curſed be he which tranſlateth the bounds and dolles of his Neighbor.
  5. (Britain, dialectal) A void space left in tillage.
SynonymsEdit
  • (payment by the state to the unemployed): pancrack (UK), pogey (Canada)
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TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English doell (grief), from Old French doel (compare French deuil), from Late Latin dolus, from Latin doleo.

NounEdit

dole (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A Sorrow or grief; dolour.
  2. (law, Scotland) Dolus.

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

dole

  1. down (at a lower place or position)

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NounEdit

dole m

  1. vocative/locative singular of důl

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

VerbEdit

dole

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dolen

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dole

  1. inflection of doler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dolē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of doleō

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔlɛ/, [ˈdɔlə]

NounEdit

dole

  1. locative singular of doł

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dole f

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dola

NounEdit

dole m inan

  1. locative/vocative singular of dół

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dôle/
  • Hyphenation: do‧le

AdverbEdit

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down
  2. below

InterjectionEdit

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down
    Dol(j)e s vladom!
    Down with the government!

YolaEdit

NounEdit

dole

  1. A deal.

ReferencesEdit

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)

ZazakiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [doˈlə]
  • Hyphenation: do‧le

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dole f

  1. A lake.

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