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Webster 1913 Edition


Vole

Vole

,
Noun.
[F.]
A deal at cards that draws all the tricks.
Swift.

Vole

,
Verb.
I.
(Card Playing)
To win all the tricks by a vole.
Pope.

Vole

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
Any one of numerous species of micelike rodents belonging to
Arvicola
and allied genera of the subfamily
Arvicolinae
. They have a thick head, short ears, and a short hairy tail.
☞ The water vole, or water rat, of Europe (
Arvicola amphibius
) is a common large aquatic species. The short-tailed field vole (
Arvicola agrestis
) of Northern and Central Europe, and Asia, the Southern field vole (
Arvicola arvalis
), and the Siberian root vole (
Arvicola oeconomus
), are important European species. The common species of the Eastern United States (
Arvicola riparius
) (called also
meadow mouse
) and the prairie mouse (
Arvicola austerus
) are abundant, and often injurious to vegetation. Other species are found in Canada.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vole

VOLE

,
Noun.
A deal at cards that draws all the tricks.

Definition 2022


vole

vole

See also: volé and volê

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvəʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl

Noun

vole (plural voles)

  1. Any of a large number of species of small rodents of the family Cricetidae.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

French

Noun

vole (plural voles)

  1. A deal in a card game, écarté, that draws all the tricks.
  • 1731, Swift, Verses on the Death of Dr Swift
    Ladies, I'll venture for the vole.

Verb

vole (third-person singular simple present voles, present participle voling, simple past and past participle voled)

  1. (card games, intransitive) To win all the tricks by a vole.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)

Anagrams


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɔlɛ/

Etymology 1

Declension of vůl.

Noun

vole

  1. vocative singular of vůl

Interjection

vole

  1. (informal) man, dude
Usage notes

This interjection is considered vulgar by some people, its primary meaning being "you ass"; however, it is today quite frequently used in very informal speech without any vulgar overtones, either as a friendly address or as an emphasizer; some people lard their talk with it without its having any meaning (similarly to the way some people use "****" in English, but "vole" is not so strong). It is often used in the form "ty vole".

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic with unclear origin; possibly related with German schwellen, Wulst.[1][2]

Noun

vole n

  1. crop, craw (pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds)
  2. (obsolete) goitre
Declension
Synonyms

Etymology 3

Conjugation of volit.

Verb

vole

  1. singular present transgressive of volit

References

  1. vole in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. "vole" in Václav Machek, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, second edition, Academia, 1968

Esperanto

Adverb

vole

  1. voluntarily

Derived terms

Related terms


French

Verb

vole

  1. first-person singular present indicative of voler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of voler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of voler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of voler
  5. second-person singular imperative of voler

Anagrams


Interlingua

Verb

vole

  1. present of voler
  2. imperative of voler

Italian

Verb

vole

  1. (archaic) third-person singular indicative present of volere

Synonyms

Anagrams


Volapük

Noun

vole

  1. dative singular of vol