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dole



Pronunciation: (dōl), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dole.html on line 103 [key]
n., v., doled, dol•ing.


n.
1. a portion or allotment of money, food, etc., esp. as given at regular intervals by a charity or for maintenance.
2. a dealing out or distributing, esp. in charity.
3. a form of payment to the unemployed instituted by the British government in 1918.
4. any similar payment by a government to an unemployed person.
5. Archaic.one's fate or destiny.
6. on the dole, receiving payment from the government, as relief: They couldn't afford any luxuries while living on the dole.

v.t.
1. to distribute in charity.
2. to give out sparingly or in small quantities (usually fol. by out): The last of the water was doled out to the thirsty crew.

dole



Pronunciation: (dōl), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dole.html on line 164 [key]
n. Archaic.
grief or sorrow; lamentation.

Dole



Pronunciation: (dōl), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dole.html on line 180 [key]
n.
1. Robert J(oseph), born 1923, U.S. politician: senator since 1969.
2. Sanford Ballard, 1844–1926, U.S. politician and jurist in Hawaii: president of Republic of Hawaii 1894–98; first territorial governor 1900–03.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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