verb (used with object), doled, dol·ing.
Origin of dole1
Synonyms for dole
Origin of dole2
Related Words for doleshare, dispensation, trifle, pittance, apportionment, grant, gratuity, portion, modicum, relief, division, parcel, subsistence, quota, donation, mite, charity, gift, handout, benefit
Examples from the Web for dole
Contemporary Examples of dole
I was also involved in the origins of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
November 19, 2014
These labels matter, but so does our over-zealous urge to dole them out and endlessly dwell on them.Lena Vs. The Feminist Police
November 9, 2014
A month before the Ethics Committee vote that McConnell boasts about today, he and Dole were publicly defending Packwood.And Now Mitch McConnell Is the ‘Pro-Woman’ Candidate!
October 20, 2014
“There can be no question that the trendiest trend of our popular culture is the return of drug use,” Dole said.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
October 19, 2014
But I hope enough Kansans remember what Roberts did to Dole when the latter was counting on him most.Dole, Nazis, and Desperation in Kansas
September 26, 2014
Historical Examples of dole
The other bade them measure out the supplies, "Pray, dole them out."Anabasis
Do not dole out money to your wife as though she were a beggar.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
But he fished out a dole, though he was vexed at the injury to the supper.The Tragic Muse
Nothing can pacify him but Mrs. Allen's notice and a dole from her hand.Our Village
Mary Russell Mitford
Dole sunlight into his room by degrees; and when he can bear it, drench him with it.A Simpleton
Word Origin for dole
Word Origin for dole
Old English dal "state of being divided; sharing, giving out," shortened from gedal "portion," related to dæl "deal," from Proto-Germanic *dailiz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon del, Middle Dutch deil, Dutch deel, Old High German teil, German Teil). On the dole is 1920s.
"hand out charity," mid-15c., from dole (n.). Related: Doled; doling.