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 *dʰayl- (part, watershed). Cognate with 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?)
    • 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.
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) A 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]

  • dole in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • dole in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl, from Proto-Germanic *dailą.

Noun[edit]

dole

  1. A deal.
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      A big dole.
      A great deal.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867) , William Barnes, editor, A glossary, with some pieces of verse, of the old dialect of the English colony in the baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN

Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

dole f

  1. A lake.

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