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dole


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dole  \Dole\,  n.  [AS.  d[=a]l  portion;  same  word  as  d?l.  See 
  {Deal}.] 
  1.  Distribution;  dealing;  apportionment. 
 
  At  her  general  dole,  Each  receives  his  ancient  soul. 
  --  Cleveland. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  dealt  out  a  part  share,  or  portion  also  a 
  scanty  share  or  allowance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dole  \Dole\,  n.  [OE.  deol,  doel,  dol,  OF  doel,  fr  doloir  to 
  suffer,  fr  L.  dolere;  perh.  akin  to  dolare  to  hew.] 
  grief;  sorrow;  lamentation.  [Archaic] 
 
  And  she  died.  So  that  day  there  was  dole  in  Astolat  -- 
  Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dole  \Dole\,  n.  [L.  dolus:  cf  F.  dol.]  (Scots  Law) 
  See  {Dolus}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dole  \Dole\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Doling}.] 
  To  deal  out  in  small  portions;  to  distribute,  as  a  dole;  to 
  deal  out  scantily  or  grudgingly. 
 
  The  supercilious  condescension  with  which  even  his 
  reputed  friends  doled  out  their  praises  to  him  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dole 
  n  1:  a  share  of  money  or  food  or  clothing  that  has  been 
  charitably  given 
  2:  (Great  Britain)  money  received  from  the  state  [syn:  {pogy}, 
  {pogey}] 




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