a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
dole, pogy, pogey(noun)
money received from the state
grief; sorrow; lamentation
distribution; dealing; apportionment
that which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance
alms; charitable gratuity or portion
a boundary; a landmark
a void space left in tillage
to deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly
Origin: [OE. deol, doel, dol, OF. doel, fr. doloir to suffer, fr. L. dolere; perh. akin to dolare to hew.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dōl, v.t. to deal out in small portions.—n. a share distributed: something given in charity: a small portion. [A doublet of deal, to divide.]
dōl, n. pain: grief: (arch. and poet.) heaviness at heart.—adj. Dole′ful, full of dole or grief: melancholy.—adv. Dole′fully.—n. Dole′fulness.—adjs. Dō′lent (obs.), Dole′some, dismal.—adv. Dole′somely. [O. Fr. doel (Fr. deuil), grief—L. dolēre, to feel pain.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a town in the dep. of Jura, on the Doubs, and the Rhône and Rhine Canal, 28 m. SE. of Dijon, with iron-works, and a trade in wine, grain, &c.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dôle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4412
The numerical value of dôle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dôle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think we'll lose if Bob Dole's Bob Dole, there's a lot of people who don't feel Bob Dole can appeal to people across the board.
If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.
If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
People who are getting access to health care are not on the dole, they are working families. They are, by circumstances most of us hope we don't get into, have a very seriously ill child or spouse. This is America. Certainly, we don't call people who need health care people who are on the dole.
We deserve a voice as much as any other state, any state that chooses to should be able to have their citizens be involved in the process of choosing the candidate. The other system has made selections from Dole to McCain to Romney, and each of them did not succeed in winning the presidency. We just feel there is a better way of doing this.
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