-ole Definition

ō-lā
suffix
A usually heterocyclic chemical compound containing a five-membered ring.
Pyrrole.
American Heritage
A chemical compound, especially an ether, that does not contain hydroxyl.
Eucalyptol.
American Heritage
interjection
Used to express excited approval.
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noun
A cry of “olé.”
American Heritage
(an exclamation) Used to express approval, triumph, joy, etc., as at a bullfight or in flamenco dancing.
Webster's New World
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Any of certain closed-chain compounds with five members.
Pyrrole.
Webster's New World
Any of certain chemical compounds without hydroxyl, esp. any of certain aldehydes and ethers.
Anisole.
Webster's New World
adjective

Eye dialect spelling of old.

Wiktionary

Origin of -ole

  • Partly from French (from Latin oleum oil oil) and partly variant of –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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