olé

[oh-ley]
noun
  1. a cry of “olé.”

Origin of olé

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

ole-

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

-ole

1
  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.

Origin of -ole

1
< French < Latin -olus, -ola, -olum, variant of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel

-ole

2
  1. a suffix used in names of chemical compounds, especially five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (anisole; safrole).
Also -ol2.

Origin of -ole

2
< French < Latin oleum oil
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Examples from the Web for ole

Contemporary Examples of ole

Historical Examples of ole

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

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

  • 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

olé

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

Word Origin for olé

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

-ole

1

-ol

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

Word Origin for -ole

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

-ole

2
suffix
  1. indicating something smallarteriole

Word Origin for -ole

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

1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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