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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dole /ˈdol/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dole n.  grief; sorrow; lamentation. [Archaic]
 And she died.
 So that day there was dole in Astolat.   -- Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dole, n.
 1. Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
 At her general dole,
 Each receives his ancient soul.   -- Cleveland.
 2. That which is dealt out; a part, share, or portion also, a scanty share or allowance.
 3. Alms; charitable gratuity or portion.
 So sure the dole, so ready at their call,
 They stood prepared to see the manna fall.   --Dryden.
    Heaven has in store a precious dole.   --Keble.
 4. A boundary; a landmark.
 5. A void space left in tillage.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dole, n.  Scots Law See Dolus.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dole v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doled p. pr. & vb. n. Doling.] To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.
    The supercilious condescension with which even his reputed friends doled out their praises to him.   --De Quincey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a share of money or food or clothing that has been
           charitably given
      2: money received from the state [syn: pogy, pogey]