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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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
Dole was central here and it reflects his desire to pass legislation and make a deal.
I don't think Senator Dole is too old to be president, it's the age of his ideas that I question.
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.
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