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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French tôle (sheet iron), from dialect French taule (table), from Latin tabula. Doublet of table.

NounEdit

tole (countable and uncountable, plural toles)

  1. (uncountable) A decorative metalware having a lacquered or enamelled surface that is painted or gilded
  2. (uncommon) tola (unit of mass)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English stem *tyll, related to betyllan (to allure) and fortyllan (to seduce).

VerbEdit

tole (third-person singular simple present toles, present participle toling, simple past toled, past participle toled or tollen)

  1. (archaic) To entice; to allure or attract.
    It is often necessary to tole a big stag, to induce him to leave the hind ...
    • 1693, John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1797, The works of John Locke Esq, Volume III, page 52,
      And thus the young Soldier is to be train’d on to the Warfare of Life ; wherein Care is to be taken that more things be not repreſented as dangerous than really are ſo ; and then, that whatever you obſerve him to be more frighted at than he ſhould, you be ſure to tole him on to by inſenſible Degrees, till he at laſt, quitting his Fears, maſters the Difficulty, and comes off with Applauſe.
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

tole (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A portion of grain paid to the miller who grinds it.

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

tole

  1. (Southern US, African American Vernacular, and some dialects of England) simple past tense and past participle of tell
    I done tole you for the last time.

AnagramsEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German dolēn (to endure), from Proto-Germanic *þuljaną (to bear, endure). Cognate with Luxembourgish dëllen, English thole, Icelandic þola.

VerbEdit

tole (Uri)

  1. to tolerate
  2. to endure

ReferencesEdit

  • “tole” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 21.

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

tole f (5th declension)

  1. A female cow without horns (see Polled livestock at Wikipedia)
  2. (by extension, derogatory) A woman lacking in initiative

Usage notesEdit

  • This word is rather old and is not widely used in the modern language.

LinduEdit

NounEdit

tole

  1. urine

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English tōl.

NounEdit

tole

  1. Alternative form of tool (tool)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English tyllan.

VerbEdit

tole

  1. Alternative form of tollen (to bring)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse þola

VerbEdit

tole (present tense toler, past tense tolte, past participle tolt, passive infinitive tolast, present participle tolande, imperative tol)

  1. to bear, endure, stand, tolerate
    Dei toler ikkje synet av kvarandre. - They can't stand the sight of each other.

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