dole

dole
dole1
/dohl/, n., v., doled, doling.
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.
7. to distribute in charity.
8. to give out sparingly or in small quantities (usually fol. by out): The last of the water was doled out to the thirsty crew.
[bef. 1000; ME dol, OE gedal sharing; cf. DEAL1]
Syn. 1. share, pittance. 8. ration.
dole2
/dohl/, n. Archaic.
grief or sorrow; lamentation.
[1200-50; ME do(e)l < AF, OF < LL dolus, for L dolor DOLOR]

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(as used in expressions)
Dole Bob
Robert Joseph Dole
Dole Sanford Ballard

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France
also spelled  Dôle,  

      town, Jura département, Franche-Comté région, eastern France. The town lies along the Doubs River and the Rhine-Rhône Canal, southeast of Dijon. It was called Dolla under the Romans. It was the seat of the dukes of Burgundy in medieval times and was the capital (1332–1674) of Franche-Comté. It belonged to the house of Habsburg from 1493 until the Peace of Nijmegen made it French in 1678, when its parlement and university (founded 1423) were transferred to Besançon. The birthplace of Louis Pasteur in Dole is preserved as a monument, and the Hôpital Pasteur is housed in a 17th-century building. The Gothic-style Church of Notre-Dame dates from the 16th century. Dole's industries include food processing, clothing manufacture, and electronics, while, in the surrounding area, sanitary porcelain and chemicals manufacturing (at Solvay) are important. The town is also a commercial and administrative centre that benefits from high-speed train services to Paris and Lausanne, Switz., and lies at the crossroads of major highways. Pop. (1999) 24,949; (2005 est.) 23,900.

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