verb (used with object), doled, dol·ing.
- dolce far niente,
- dolce vita,
- dole bludger,
- dole cupboard,
- dole, bob,
- dole, sanford ballard,
Origin of dole1
Origin of dole2
Examples from the Web for dole
I was also involved in the origins of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University.
These labels matter, but so does our over-zealous urge to dole them out and endlessly dwell on them.
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!|Eleanor Clift|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I hope enough Kansans remember what Roberts did to Dole when the latter was counting on him most.
He made the ink, and could dole it out not only to the brethren but to lay folk if they asked for it civilly.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
Your father and my uncle hath made motions: 217 if it be my luck, so; if not, happy man be his dole!The Merry Wives of Windsor|William Shakespeare
At the same sitting, he applied to Commissioner Dole for new instructions246.The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War|Annie Heloise Abel
With many a pastime they whiled the hours away, but still her love constrained him and often gave him dole.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
And then four girls ought to sit on the top of each barrel, and dole out the wine from where they sit in long-eared rummers.A Hungarian Nabob|Maurus Jkai
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.