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Meaning of BOLE

Pronunciation:  bowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
  2. [n]  the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
  3. [n]  a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

BOLE is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Bolanci, tree trunk, trunk
 See Also: bark, dirt, pigment, soil, stalk, stem, tree, West Chadic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bole\, n. [OE. bole, fr. Icel. bolr; akin to Sw. b[*a]l,
    Dan. bul, trunk, stem of a tree, G. bohle a thick plank or
    board; cf. LG. boll round. Cf. {Bulge}.]
    The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
          Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean. --Tennyson.
  2. \Bole\, n. [Etym. doubtful.]
    An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house,
    for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.
          Open the bole wi'speed, that I may see if this be the
          right Lord Geraldin.                     --Sir W.
  3. \Bole\, n.
    A measure. See {Boll}, n., 2. --Mortimer.
  4. \Bole\, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and
    also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.]
    1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay,
       usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of
       iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances.
       It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed
       essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more
       rarely of magnesia. See {Clay}, and {Terra alba}.
    2. A bolus; a dose. --Coleridge.
    {Armenian bole}. See under {Armenian}.
    {Bole Armoniac}, or {Armoniak}, Armenian bole. [Obs.]
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The trunk of a tree, below the lowest branch. Compare canopy.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anthrophore, axis, barrel, cane, carpophore, cask, caudex, caulicle, caulis, column, culm, cylinder, cylindroid, drum, footstalk, funicule, funiculus, haulm, leafstalk, pedicel, peduncle, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, pillar, pipe, reed, roll, roller, rouleau, seedstalk, spear, spire, stalk, stem, stipe, stock, straw, tigella, trunk, tube