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olé

[oh-ley]
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interjection
  1. (used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement).
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noun
  1. a cry of “olé.”
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Origin of olé

< Spanish (h)ole, probably of expressive orig.

ole-

  1. variant of oleo- before a vowel: oleiferous.
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-ole1

  1. a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, usually diminutives, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in Neo-Latin coinages: areole; centriole; vacuole.
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Origin of -ole1

< French < Latin -olus, -ola, -olum, variant of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel

-ole2

  1. a suffix used in names of chemical compounds, especially five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (anisole; safrole).
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Also -ol2.

Origin of -ole2

< French < Latin oleum oil
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Examples from the Web for ole

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Historical Examples

  • One of these was "Ole Chariot," perhaps as a rhyme to the name by which they called her.

  • Dar was an ole sow dar, an' perhaps eight or ten little pigs.

  • He's thinkin' the ole Diamon' Bar's goin' t' be one too many fer 'em.

  • "I told you a week ago I wasn't going to that ole dance," he returned, frowning.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • Well, ole feller, you just try and get quieted down some now.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington


British Dictionary definitions for ole

OLE

abbreviation for
  1. object linking and embedding: a system for linking and embedding data, images, and programs from different sources
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olé

interjection
  1. an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events
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noun
  1. a cry of olé
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Word Origin

Spanish, from Arabic wa-llāh, from wa and + allāh God

-ole1

-ol

n combining form
  1. denoting an organic unsaturated compound containing a 5-membered ringthiazole
  2. denoting an aromatic organic etheranisole
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Word Origin

from Latin oleum oil, from Greek elaion, from elaia olive

-ole2

suffix
  1. indicating something smallarteriole
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Word Origin

from Latin -olus, diminutive suffix
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Word Origin and History for ole

1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"

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ole in Medicine

-ole

suff.
  1. A usually heterocyclic chemical compound containing a five-membered ring:pyrrole.
  2. A chemical compound, especially an ether, that does not contain hydroxyl:indole.
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