dole

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1dole

noun \ˈdōl\

Definition of DOLE

1
archaic :  one's allotted share, portion, or destiny
2
a (1) :  a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing to the needy (2) :  a grant of government funds to the unemployed
b :  something distributed at intervals to the needy; also :  handout 1
c :  something portioned out bit by bit

Origin of DOLE

Middle English, from Old English dāl portion — more at deal
First Known Use: before 12th century

2dole

verb
doleddol·ing

Definition of DOLE

transitive verb
:  to give or distribute as a charity —usually used with out

First Known Use of DOLE

15th century

3dole

noun

Definition of DOLE

archaic
:  grief, sorrow

Origin of DOLE

Middle English dol, from Anglo-French duel, dol, from Late Latin dolus, alteration of Latin dolor
First Known Use: 13th century

Dole

biographical name \ˈdōl\

Definition of DOLE

Bob 1923– Robert Joseph Dole Am. polit.

Dole

biographical name

Definition of DOLE

Sanford Ballard 1844–1926 Am. jurist; pres. (1894–1900) & gov. (1900–03) of Hawaii

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