olé

[oh-ley]
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interjection

(used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement).

noun

a cry of “olé.”

Nearby words

  1. oldspeak,
  2. oldster,
  3. olduvai gorge,
  4. oldwife,
  5. oldy,
  6. ole-,
  7. olea,
  8. oleaceous,
  9. oleaginous,
  10. olean

Origin of olé

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

ole-

variant of oleo- before a vowel: oleiferous.

-ole

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

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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British Dictionary definitions for ole

OLE

abbreviation for

object linking and embedding: a system for linking and embedding data, images, and programs from different sources

olé

interjection

an exclamation of approval or encouragement customary at bullfights, flamenco dancing, and other Spanish or Latin American events

noun

a cry of olé

Word Origin for olé

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

-ole

1

-ol

n combining form

denoting an organic unsaturated compound containing a 5-membered ringthiazole
denoting an aromatic organic etheranisole

Word Origin for -ole

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

-ole

2

suffix

indicating something smallarteriole

Word Origin for -ole

from Latin -olus, diminutive suffix

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Word Origin and History for ole

ole

1922, from Spanish olé "bravo!"

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Medicine definitions for ole

-ole

suff.

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

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