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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given;

2. money received from the state;
[syn: dole, pogy, pogey]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dole \Dole\ (d[=o]l), n. [OE. deol, doel, dol, OF. doel, fr. doloir to suffer, fr. L. dolere; perh. akin to dolare to hew.] grief; sorrow; lamentation. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] And she died. So that day there was dole in Astolat. -- Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dole \Dole\, n. [L. dolus: cf. F. dol.] (Scots Law) See Dolus. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dole \Dole\, n. [AS. d[=a]l portion; same word as d[=ae]l. See Deal.] 1. Distribution; dealing; apportionment. [1913 Webster] At her general dole, Each receives his ancient soul. -- Cleveland. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance. [1913 Webster] 3. Alms; charitable gratuity or portion. [1913 Webster] So sure the dole, so ready at their call, They stood prepared to see the manna fall. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Heaven has in store a precious dole. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 4. A boundary; a landmark. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 5. A void space left in tillage. --[Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Dole beer, beer bestowed as alms. [Obs.] Dole bread, bread bestowed as alms. [Obs.] Dole meadow, a meadow in which several persons have a common right or share. on the dole, receiving financial assistance from a governmental agency, such as a welfare agency; as, after his unemployment benefits ran out, his family was on the dole for a year. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dole \Dole\ (d[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doled (d[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Doling.] To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly. [1913 Webster] The supercilious condescension with which even his reputed friends doled out their praises to him. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dole n 1: a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given 2: money received from the state [syn: dole, pogy, pogey]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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