KJV Dictionary Definition: dole
DOLE, n. See Deal.
1. The act of dealing or distributing; as the power of dole and donative. Not in use.
2. That which is dealt or distributed; a part, share or portion.
3. That which is given in charity; gratuity.
4. Blows dealt out.
5. Boundary. Not in use.
6. A void space left in tillage. Local.
DOLE, n. L., pain, grief. Grief; sorrow.
DOLE, v.t. To deal; to distribute. Not used.
DOLEFUL, a. dole and full.
1. Sorrowful; expressing grief; as a doleful whine; a doleful cry.
2. Melancholy; sad; afflicted; as a doleful sire.
3. Dismal; impressing sorrow; gloomy; as doleful shades.
DOLEFULNESS, n. Sorrow; melancholy; querulousness; gloominess; dismalness.