Doles vs Doves - What's the difference?

doles | doves |


As a verb doles

is .

As a noun doves is

.

doles

English

Verb

(head)
  • (dole)
  • Anagrams

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    dole

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) dol, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (dol)
  • To distribute in small amounts; to share out small portions of a meager resource.
  • Noun

  • Money or other goods given as charity.
  • * Dryden
  • So sure the dole , so ready at their call, / They stood prepar'd to see the manna fall.
  • * Keble
  • Heaven has in store a precious dole .
  • Distribution; dealing; apportionment.
  • * Cleveland
  • At her general dole , / Each receives his ancient soul.
  • (informal) Payment by the state to the unemployed.
  • I get my dole paid twice a week.
    I?ve been on the dole for two years now.
  • * 1996 , , 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 , , 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.
  • A boundary; a landmark.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (UK, dialect) A void space left in tillage.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) dolus, from (etyl) doleo.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (archaic) Sorrow or grief; dolour.
  • * 1485 , , 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 .
  • * Tennyson
  • And she died. So that day there was dole in Astolat.
  • (legal, Scotland) dolus
  • Derived terms
    * (payment to support the unemployed) dole bludger

    Anagrams

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    doves

    English

    Noun

    (head)