(Dole) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doled (dold); 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
(Dole"ful) a. Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal.
With screwed face and doleful whine.South.
Regions of sorrow, doleful shades.Milton.
Syn. Piteous; rueful; sorrowful; woeful; melancholy; sad gloomy; dismal; dolorous; woe-begone.
Dole"ful*ly, adv. Dole"ful*ness, n.
(Do"lent) a. [L. dolens, p. pr. of dolere: cf. F. dolent. See Dole sorrow.] Sorrowful. [Obs.]
(||Do*len"te) a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) Plaintively. See Doloroso.
(Dol"er*ite) n. [Gr. deceitful; because it was easily confounded with diorite.] (Geol. & Min.) A
dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic
iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.
(Dol`er*it"ic) a. Of the nature of dolerite; as, much lava is doleritic lava. Dana.
(Dole"some), a. Doleful; dismal; gloomy; sorrowful. Dole"some*ly, adv. Dole"some*ness,
(Dolf) imp. of Delve. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dol`i*cho*ceph"a*lous) a. [Gr. dolicho`s
long + kefalh` head.] (Anat.) Having the cranium, or skull, long to its breadth; long-headed; opposed
to brachycephalic. Dol`i*cho*ceph"al a. & n.
(Dol`i*cho*ceph"a*lism) (-a*liz'm), n. [Cf. F.
dolichcéphalie.] The quality or condition of being dolichocephalic.
(Do"li*o*form) a. [L. dolium large jar + -form.] (Biol.) Barrel-shaped, or like a cask in form.
(||Do*li"o*lum) n. [L. doliolum a small cask.] (Zoöl.) A genus of freeswimming oceanic tunicates,
allied to Salpa, and having alternate generations.