Origin of voleearlier vole mouse ; from Scandinavian as in Old Norse vǫllr, meadow, field (; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form walthu- from source weald, wold, German wald, ; from Indo-European an unverified form wel-, shaggy hair, grass) + mouse
Origin of voleFrench probably ; from voler, to fly ; from Classical Latin volare
Origin of voleShort for obsolete volemouse, perhaps from Norwegian *vollmus : Old Norse v&odie;llr, field + Old Norse mūs, mouse.
Origin of voleFrench, probably from voler, to fly, from Old French, from Latin volāre, to fly.
- Any of a large number of species of small rodents of the family Cricetidae.
(third-person singular simple present voles, present participle voling, simple past and past participle voled)
- (card games, intransitive) To win all the tricks by a vole.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.