dole

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl (portion, share, division, allotment), from Proto-Germanic *dailą (part, deal), from Proto-Indo-European *dhAil- (part, watershed). Cognate with Albanian thelë (portion, piece) and Old Church Slavonic [script?] (dola), [script?] (dilu, part). More at deal.

Verb[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

dole

  1. Money or other goods given as charity.
    • Dryden
      So sure the dole, so ready at their call, / They stood prepar'd to see the manna fall.
    • Keble
      Heaven has in store a precious dole.
  2. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
    • Cleveland
      At her general dole, / Each receives his ancient soul.
  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.
  4. A boundary; a landmark.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  5. (UK, dialect) A void space left in tillage.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dole (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Sorrow or grief; dolour.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, William Caxton, 1868, Morte Darthur, page 212,
      Sir, said Sir Gingalin, I wot not what knight he was, but well I wot that he sigheth, and maketh great dole.
    • Tennyson
      And she died. So that day there was dole in Astolat.
  2. (law, Scotland) dolus
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Czech[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

dole

  1. down (at a lower place or position)

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Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

dole

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dolen

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French[edit]

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dole

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of doler
  5. second-person singular imperative of doler

Latin[edit]

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dolē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of doleō

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dole

  1. locative singular of doł

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down
  2. below

Interjection[edit]

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down
    dol(j)e s vladom! — down with the government!