any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of North Atlantic waters.
a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific Ocean.
Other definitions for cod (2 of 4)
Slang: Vulgar. testicle.
Other definitions for COD. (3 of 4)
Other definitions for C.O.D. (4 of 4)
cash, or collect, on delivery (payment to be made when delivered to the purchaser).
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How to use cod in a sentence
The difference was clear to Sonia Little, who came from Cape cod, Massachusetts, to attend both climate marches.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally | Jacob Siegel | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is some debate about whether line should be drawn just to the west of Vienna or just to the east of Cape cod.
RS: They sit in a faculty room, or in a cottage on Cape cod.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation | David Samuels | November 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Baxter is a full-grown long-haired chihuahua who likes howling along to Vampire Weekend's 2008 hit song "Cape cod Kwassa Kwassa."This Is a Video of Baxter the Baby Dog Singing Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" | Brian Ries | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Kennedy Library released never-before-seen footage of JFK vacationing in Cape cod with his family.Brian Williams Does Marky Mark, NASA’s Scary Map & More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | August 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A very small amount may be present after ingestion of large quantities of cod-liver oil or other fats.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
This intimacy arose partly from association while fishing for cod, which abound in these waters, and partly from trading in furs.
He was experienced in the North Atlantic trade, in seal, whale and cod fishing and other Newfoundland industries.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Henry Burns, hauling with all his might, hand over hand, presently brought to the surface an enormous cod.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
They hitched the tackle at the end of the pier on to the baskets of fish, and the cod were hoisted up to the scales.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for cod (1 of 6)
any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, esp G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae . They are also a source of cod-liver oil
any other fish of the family Gadidae: See gadid
Australian any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
British Dictionary definitions for cod (2 of 6)
British and US dialect a pod or husk
an obsolete word for scrotum
obsolete a bag or envelope
British Dictionary definitions for cod (3 of 6)
British and Irish slang to make fun of; tease
British and Irish slang to play a trick on; fool
British and Irish slang a hoax or trick
Irish slang a fraud; hoaxer: he's an old cod
British slang mock; sham: cod Latin
British Dictionary definitions for cod (4 of 6)
Northern English dialect a fellow; chap: he's a nice old cod
British Dictionary definitions for Cod (5 of 6)
Cape Cod See Cape Cod
British Dictionary definitions for COD (6 of 6)
cash on delivery
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Cultural definitions for COD
An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”
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