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dole 1

 (dōl)
n.
1. The distribution by the government of relief payments to the unemployed.
2. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given: increasing the monthly dole given to poor families.
3. Archaic One's fate.
tr.v. doled, dol·ing, doles
To give out, especially in portions or shares; allot or distribute. Often used with out: The mayor doled out jobs to those who had supported him in the election. See Synonyms at distribute.
Idiom:
on the dole
Receiving regular relief payments from or as if from the government.

[Middle English dol, part, share, from Old English dāl; see dail- in Indo-European roots.]

dole 2

 (dōl)
n. Archaic
Sorrow; grief; dolor.

[Middle English dol, from Old French dol, deul, from Late Latin dolus, from Latin dolēre, to feel pain, grieve.]

dole

(dəʊl)
n
1. (Social Welfare) a small portion or share, as of money or food, given to a poor person
2. (Social Welfare) the act of giving or distributing such portions
3. (Social Welfare) the dole informal Brit money received from the state while out of work
4. (Social Welfare) on the dole informal Brit receiving such money
5. archaic fate
vb
(usually foll by: out) to distribute, esp in small portions
[Old English dāl share; related to Old Saxon dēl, Old Norse deild, Gothic dails, Old High German teil; see deal1]

dole

(dəʊl)
n
archaic grief or mourning
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin dolus, from Latin dolēre to lament]

dole1

(doʊl)

n., v. doled, dol•ing. n.
1. an allotment of money, food, etc., esp. as given at regular intervals by a charity.
v.t.
2. to distribute in charity.
3. to give out sparingly or in small quantities (usu. fol. by out): to dole out water during a drought.
Idioms:
on the dole, Chiefly Brit. receiving relief payments from the government.
[before 1000; Middle English dol, Old English gedāl sharing; akin to deal1]

dole2

(doʊl)

n. Archaic.
grief or sorrow; lamentation.
[1200–50; Middle English do(e)l < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin dolus, for Latin dolor dolor]

Dole

(doʊl)

n.
Robert J(oseph), born 1923, U.S. politician: senator 1969–1996.

Dole1

 a portion; a share.

Dole2

 of doves; a company of doves—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486. Also called dule.

dole


Past participle: doled
Gerund: doling

Imperative
dole
dole
Present
I dole
you dole
he/she/it doles
we dole
you dole
they dole
Preterite
I doled
you doled
he/she/it doled
we doled
you doled
they doled
Present Continuous
I am doling
you are doling
he/she/it is doling
we are doling
you are doling
they are doling
Present Perfect
I have doled
you have doled
he/she/it has doled
we have doled
you have doled
they have doled
Past Continuous
I was doling
you were doling
he/she/it was doling
we were doling
you were doling
they were doling
Past Perfect
I had doled
you had doled
he/she/it had doled
we had doled
you had doled
they had doled
Future
I will dole
you will dole
he/she/it will dole
we will dole
you will dole
they will dole
Future Perfect
I will have doled
you will have doled
he/she/it will have doled
we will have doled
you will have doled
they will have doled
Future Continuous
I will be doling
you will be doling
he/she/it will be doling
we will be doling
you will be doling
they will be doling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been doling
you have been doling
he/she/it has been doling
we have been doling
you have been doling
they have been doling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been doling
you will have been doling
he/she/it will have been doling
we will have been doling
you will have been doling
they will have been doling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been doling
you had been doling
he/she/it had been doling
we had been doling
you had been doling
they had been doling
Conditional
I would dole
you would dole
he/she/it would dole
we would dole
you would dole
they would dole
Past Conditional
I would have doled
you would have doled
he/she/it would have doled
we would have doled
you would have doled
they would have doled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dole - a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
2.dole - money received from the state
public assistance, social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"

dole

noun share, grant, gift, allowance, portion, donation, quota, parcel, handout, modicum, pittance, alms, gratuity They hold out fragile arms for a dole of food.
dole something out give out, share, deal out, distribute, divide, assign, administer, allocate, hand out, dispense, allot, mete, apportion I began to dole out the money.
the dole (Brit. & Austral informal) benefits, welfare, social security, unemployment benefit, state benefit, allowance, public assistance, government benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance, JSA It's not easy living on the dole.

dole

noun
1. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed:
2. That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
phrasal verb
dole out
To give out in portions or shares:
Slang: divvy.
Translations
إعانَةٌ للعاطِلين عن العَمَلإِعَانَةٌ لـِمُتَعَطِّليـنيُعْطي، يُوزِّع
podporapodpora v nezaměstnanostipřidělitrozdělovat
arbejdsløshedsunderstøttelsedele ududdele
työttömyyskorvaus
novčana potpora
munkanélküli segélyszûkösen kioszt
atvinnuleysisbæturútbÿta
失業手当
실업 수당
bedarbio pašalpa
bezdarbnieku pabalstsizdalīt
podpora v nezamestnanostirozdeľovať
arbetslöshetsunderstöd
เงินที่รัฐบาลให้กับคนว่างงานทุกเดือน
dağıtmakişsizlik/yardım parasıyoksulluk yardımı
tiền trợ cấp thất nghiệp

dole

[dəʊl] (Brit)
A. Nsubsidio m de paro, paro m
to be on the doleestar parado, cobrar el paro
B. CPD dole queue Ncola f del paro
dole out VT + ADVrepartir, distribuir

dole

[ˈdəʊl] n (British) (= payment) → allocation f chômage
on the dole → au chômage
to be on the dole → être au chômage
A lot of people are on the dole → Beaucoup de gens sont au chômage.
to go on the dole → s'inscrire au chômage
to live on the dole → vivre du chômage
dole out
vt [+ money, food] → donner au compte-gouttes

dole

n (Brit inf) → Arbeitslosenunterstützung f, → Alu f (inf), → Stütze f (inf); to go/be on the dolestempeln (gehen)

dole

[dəʊl] n (Brit) (fam) → sussidio di disoccupazione
to be on the dole → ricevere un sussidio di disoccupazione
dole out vt + advdistribuire

dole

(dəul) verb
(usually with out) to hand or give out shares of. She doled out the food.
noun
(with the) a slang word for the payment made by the state to an unemployed person. He's on the dole.

dole

إِعَانَةٌ لـِمُتَعَطِّليـن podpora arbejdsløshedsunderstøttelse Arbeitslosenunterstützung επίδομα ανεργίας subsidio de desempleo työttömyyskorvaus chômage novčana potpora sussidio di disoccupazione 失業手当 실업 수당 uitkering utdeling zasiłek dla bezrobotnych auxílio desemprego, esmola пособие по безработице arbetslöshetsunderstöd เงินที่รัฐบาลให้กับคนว่างงานทุกเดือน yoksulluk yardımı tiền trợ cấp thất nghiệp 救济金
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Nature had surely formed her in a partial mood; and, forgetting her usual stinted step-mother dole of gifts, had endowed this, her darling, with a grand-dame's bounty.
Thou wouldst thy self, no doubt, And boldly venture to whatever place Farthest from pain, where thou mightst hope to change Torment with ease, & soonest recompence Dole with delight, which in this place I sought; To thee no reason; who knowst only good, But evil hast not tri'd: and wilt object His will who bound us?
Dead, however, he was, or else translated,'' said the younger peasant; ``for I heard the Monks of Saint Edmund's singing the death's hymn for him; and, moreover, there was a rich death-meal and dole at the Castle of Coningsburgh, as right was; and thither had I gone, but for Mabel Parkins, who ''
When the dole was ended, laughingly she said, Master, of a million mouths, is not one unfed?
Charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives.
To-day, as ever, he is ready to beguile and betray, to smash and to drown the incorrigible optimism of men who, backed by the fidelity of ships, are trying to wrest from him the fortune of their house, the dominion of their world, or only a dole of food for their hunger.
Over such feeble fledglings the directress spread a wing of kindliest protection: it was to their bedside she came at night to tuck them warmly in; it was after them she looked in winter to see that they always had a comfortable seat by the stove; it was they who by turns were summoned to the salon to receive some little dole of cake or fruit--to sit on a footstool at the fireside--to enjoy home comforts, and almost home liberty, for an evening together--to be spoken to gently and softly, comforted, encouraged, cherished --and when bedtime came, dismissed with a kiss of true tenderness.
The Himalayan black bear, moody and suspicious--Sona, who has the V-shaped white mark under his chin--passed that way more than once; and since the Bhagat showed no fear, Sona showed no anger, but watched him, and came closer, and begged a share of the caresses, and a dole of bread or wild berries.
The personal fruition in any man, cannot reach to feel great riches: there is a custody of them; or a power of dole, and donative of them; or a fame of them; but no solid use to the owner.
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
Thus do I punish those that come into the greenwood to deal dole to me.
Then we shall dole the gas out as it is urgently needed.