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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tolenoun

    enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century

    "the Pennsylvania Dutch tole watering can might be a reproduction but it looks convincing"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Toleverb

    This seems to be some barbarous provincial word. To train; to draw by degrees.

    Whatever you observe him to be more frighted at than he should, tole him on to by insensible degrees, till at last he masters the difficulty. John Locke.


  1. tole

    Tole is a type of decorative folk art typically involving hand-painted or lacquered objects, often made of metal such as tin or tinned iron. It originated in France in the 18th century and became popular in New England in the United States. Toleware refers to articles made from metal and decorated in this style.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toleverb

    to draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait


  1. Tole

    Tole is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Mirab Shewa Zone, it is bordered on the southwest by Kokir, on the west by Becho, on the northwest by Elu, on the northeast by the Awash which separates it from Alem Gena, and on the east and south by Kersana Kondaltiti. The major town in Tole is Bentu Liben.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tole

    Toll, tōl, v.t. to draw as with a lure, to attract, entice.—ns. Tō′ling, Tō′lling, the use of toll-bait to allure fish: a method of decoying ducks. [See Toll (1).]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TOLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tole is ranked #40494 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tole surname appeared 540 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tole.

    78.5% or 424 total occurrences were White.
    13.8% or 75 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.4% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tole in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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