from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thole pin.
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- v. To suffer.
- v. To endure, to tolerate, to put up with.
- n. a pin in the side of a boat which acts as a fulcrum for the oars
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing.
- n. The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath.
- transitive v. To bear; to endure; to undergo.
- intransitive v. To wait.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear; undergo; sustain; put up with; stand.
- To experience; feel; suffer.
- To tolerate; permit; allow.
- To admit of; afford.
- To give freely.
- To endure grief, pain, misfortune, etc.; suffer.
- To be patient or tolerant; bear (with); be indulgent.
- To wait; stay; remain.
- n. Patience; endurance; tolerance.
- n. A pin inserted in the gunwale of a boat, or in a similar position, to act as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing.
- n. The pin or handle of a scythe-snath.
- n. A cart-pin.
- n. In architecture: Same as tholus; sometimes, a vaulted niche, or recess in a temple, where votive offerings were suspended.
- n. The scutcheon or knot at the center of a timber vault.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
Middle English tholle, thole pin, from Old English thol.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English tholen, tholien, from Old English þolian ("to thole, endure, suffer, undergo"), from Proto-Germanic *þulēnan, *þuljanan (“to suffer”), from Proto-Indo-European *tol-, *tel-, *tel(ə)- (“to bear, support, suffer”). Cognate with Middle Low German dōlen ("to endure"), Middle High German doln ("to bear, suffer, allow"), Danish tåle ("to tolerate"), Norwegian tola ("to tolerate"), Swedish tåla ("to tolerate"), Latin tollō ("to cancel, lift off, remove"), Latin tolerō ("to bear, endure") and Albanian ndal ("to stop, hold") from dal ("exit, leave; fig. to manage, succeed, endure"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, from Old English þol ("thole, oar-pin"), from Proto-Germanic *þullaz, *þullō (“thole, beam”), from Proto-Indo-European *tūl-, *twel- (“sphere, bush”). Cognate with Dutch dol ("thole"), German Dolle ("oar-lock, thole"), Danish toll ("thole"). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian thel ("a big nail, a clapper"). (Wiktionary)