dole

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See also: Dole, dolé, and dolę

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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 дѣлити (děliti, divide). 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.

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Noun[edit]

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?)
  5. (Britain, dialectal) A void space left in tillage.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (payment by the state to the unemployed): pancrack (UK), pogey (Canada)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English doell (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.
  2. (law, Scotland) Dolus.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

dole

  1. down (at a lower place or position)

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Noun[edit]

dole m

  1. vocative/locative singular of důl

Further reading[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

dole

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dolen

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dole

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

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dolē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of doleō

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔlɛ/, [ˈdɔlə]

Noun[edit]

dole

  1. locative singular of doł

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dole f

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dola

Noun[edit]

dole m inan

  1. locative/vocative singular of dół

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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!

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

dole

  1. deal

References[edit]

  • 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)

Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dole f

  1. lake

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