[ klod ]
/ klɒd /
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a lump or mass, especially of earth or clay.
a stupid person; blockhead; dolt.
something of lesser dignity or value, as the body as contrasted with the soul: this corporeal clod.
a part of a shoulder of beef.
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Origin of clod
1400–50; late Middle English clodde,Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare); see cloud
OTHER WORDS FROM clodclod·di·ly, adverbclod·di·ness, nounclodlike, adjectivecloddy, adjective
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How to use clod in a sentence
This phalanx, entirely lawless, moves down upon a farmer who is urging two horses along a cloddy furrow, doing his fall plowing.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
Light porous soils may be rolled at any time, but clay soils can be rolled to advantage only when they are stiff and cloddy.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
Paris has not yet had relief from the cloddy numbness brought on with the War.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
Shell quite irregular, cloddy, or tuberous, composed of thirty to forty subspherical chambers of nearly the same size.
The soil would be rich if water were abundant: in the Bagree fields it is of a cloddy kind.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for clod
/ (klɒd) /
a lump of earth or clay
earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps
Also called: clodpole, clod poll, clodpate a dull or stupid person
a cut of beef taken from the shoulder
Derived forms of clodcloddy, adjectivecloddish, adjectivecloddishly, adverbcloddishness, noun
Word Origin for clod
Old English clod- (occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud
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