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Valid words made from Dole

You can make 21 words from 'dole' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'dole'

DELO 5DOLE 5
LODE 5OLDE 5

3 letters words from 'dole'

DEL 4DOE 4
DOL 4ELD 4
LED 4LOD 4
ODE 4OLD 4
OLE 3 

2 letters words from 'dole'

DE 3DO 3
ED 3EL 2
LO 2OD 3
OE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of dole

dole odle dloe ldoe olde lode doel odel deol edol oedl eodl dleo ldeo delo edlo ledo eldo oled loed oeld eold leod elod

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dole. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dole.

Definitions and meaning of dole

dole

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dəʊl/, /dɔʊl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /doʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl
  • Homophone: dhole

Etymology 1

From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl (portion, share, division, allotment), from Proto-Germanic *dailą (part, deal), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰayl- (part, watershed). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic дѣлити (děliti, divide). More at deal.

Verb

dole (third-person singular simple present doles, present participle doling, simple past and past participle doled)

  1. To distribute in small amounts; to share out small portions of a meager resource.

Derived terms

  • dole out

Translations

Noun

dole

  1. Money or other goods given as charity.
    • c. 1690, John Dryden, Eleonora
      So sure the dole, so ready at their call, / They stood prepar'd to see the manna fall.
  2. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
    • c. 1650s, John Cleveland, Upon Phillis Walking in a Morning before Sun-rising
      At her general dole, / Each receives his ancient soul.
  3. (informal) Payment by the state to the unemployed.
    • 1996, Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, page 107,
      The men sit because they′re worn out from walking to the Labour Exchange every morning to sign for the dole, discussing the world’s problems and wondering what to do with the rest of the day.
    • 1997, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Economic Surveys: Australia, page 67,
      The FY 1997/98 Commonwealth budget allocated funding of A$ 21.6 million to the Work for the Dole initiative for unemployed young people.
  4. A boundary; a landmark.
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  5. (Britain, dialectal) A void space left in tillage.
Synonyms
  • (payment by the state to the unemployed): pancrack (UK), pogey (Canada)
Derived terms

(payment to support the unemployed):

  • dole bludger
  • dole queue
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English doell (grief), from Old French doel (compare French deuil), from Late Latin dolus, from Latin doleo.

Noun

dole (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A Sorrow or grief; dolour.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, William Caxton, 1868, Morte Darthur, page 212,
      Sir, said Sir Gingalin, I wot not what knight he was, but well I wot that he sigheth, and maketh great dole.
    • But ten slow mornings past, and on the eleventh / Her father laid the letter in her hand, / And closed the hand upon it, and she died. / So that day there was dole in Astolat.
  2. (law, Scotland) Dolus.

Anagrams

  • Delo, Deol, Doel, Ledo, OLED, leod, lode, olde

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdolɛ]

Adverb

dole

  1. down (at a lower place or position)

Antonyms

  • nahoře

Related terms

  • dolů

See also

  • vlevo
  • vpravo

Noun

dole m

  1. vocative/locative singular of důl

Further reading

  • dole in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • dole in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Verb

dole

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dolen

Anagrams

  • doel

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: dolent, doles

Verb

dole

  1. inflection of doler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Latin

Verb

dolē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of doleō

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔlɛ/, [ˈdɔlə]

Noun

dole

  1. locative singular of doł

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.lɛ/
  • Hyphenation: do‧le
  • Rhymes: -ɔlɛ

Noun

dole f

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dola

Noun

dole m inan

  1. locative/vocative singular of dół

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (Ijekavian): dȍlje

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dôle/
  • Hyphenation: do‧le

Adverb

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down
  2. below

Interjection

dȍle (Cyrillic spelling до̏ле)

  1. down

Yola

Etymology

From Middle English dol, from Old English dāl, from Proto-Germanic *dailą.

Noun

dole

  1. A deal.

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

Zazaki

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [doˈlə]
  • Hyphenation: do‧le

Alternative forms

  • dol

Noun

dole f

  1. A lake.

See also

  • gol

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to distribute in small portions.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)