Definition of bole:
- A bolus; a dose.
- A measure. See Boll, n., 2.
- An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.
- 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.
- The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
- "Witch-Doctors", Charles Beadle.
- "The Beginning", Henry Hasse.
No pangs of ours can change him; not though we In the mid- frost should drink of Hebrus' stream, And in wet winters face Sithonian snows, Or, when the bark of the tall elm- tree bole Of drought is dying, should, under Cancer's Sign, In Aethiopian deserts drive our flocks.- "The Bucolics and Eclogues", Virgil.