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Webster 1913 Edition


Pule

Pule

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Puled
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Puling
.]
[F.
piauler
; cf. L.
pipilare
,
pipire
, to peep, pip, chirp, and E.
peep
to chirp.]
1.
To cry like a chicken.
Bacon.
2.
To whimper; to whine, as a complaining child.
It becometh not such a gallant to whine and
pule
.
Barrow.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pule

PULE

,
Verb.
I.
[L. pello.]
1.
To cry like a chicken.
2.
To whine; to cry as a complaining child; to whimper.
To speak puling like a beggar at halimass.

Definition 2021


pule

pule

See also: pulë

English

Noun

pule (plural pules)

  1. A plaintive melancholy whine,

Verb

pule (third-person singular simple present pules, present participle puling, simple past and past participle puled)

  1. To whimper or to whine.
    "Although the elderly man had some terrible turn of events before him, as well as mounting pain from his illness, he did not ever complain or pule."

Translations

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /puːlə/, [ˈpʰuːlə]

Etymology

From dialectal Swedish pula (have sex with).

Verb

pule (imperative pul, infinitive at pule, present tense puler, past tense pulede, perfect tense har pulet)

  1. (informal, transitive) to **** roughly

Galician

Verb

pule

  1. second-person singular imperative of pulir

Hawaiian

Noun

pule

  1. prayer, spell, blessing
  2. church service
  3. week

Verb

pule

  1. (transitive) to pray

Italian

Noun

pule m

  1. plural of pula

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

pule (present tense puler; past tense pulte; past participle pult)

  1. (slang, vulgar) have sex; ****

Portuguese

Verb

pule

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of pular
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of pular
  3. first-person singular imperative of pular
  4. third-person singular imperative of pular

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈpu.le]

Noun

pule

  1. plural of pulă

Synonyms

Usage notes

Although the plural form pule is that which would be found in a dictionary, puli and the other forms based on this plural form are more common.


Samoan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *pule, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buliq.

Noun

pule

  1. shell
  2. cowrie

Spanish

Verb

pule

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pulir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pulir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pulir.

Tongan

Pule : Meaning The authority of a person over someone or something.

Sentence : 'Oku pule Finemotu'a ia hono Motu'a.

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *pule, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *buliq.

Noun

pule

  1. cowrie shell

Volapük

Noun

pule

  1. dative singular of pul