Definition for DOLE

DOLE, n. [Sax. dal; Russ. dolia, a part or portion; Ir. dail; from the root of deal. See Deal.]

  1. The act of dealing or distributing; as, the power of dole and donative. [Not in use.] – Bacon.
  2. That which is dealt or distributed; a part, share or portion. – Shak.
  3. That which is given in charity; gratuity. – Dryden.
  4. Blows dealt out. – Milton.
  5. Boundary. [Not in use.]
  6. A void space left in tillage. [Local.]

Return to page 175 of the letter “D”.