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rod

[ rod ]
/ rɒd /

noun

verb (used with object), rod·ded, rod·ding.

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Nearby words

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Origin of rod

before 1150; Middle English rodd, late Old English; akin to Old Norse rudda club
Related formsrod·less, adjectiverod·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rodding

rod

/ (rɒd) /

noun

Derived Formsrodlike, adjective

Word Origin for rod

Old English rodd; related to Old Norse rudda club, Norwegian rudda, rydda twig
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for rodding

rod


n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for rodding

rod

[ rŏd ]

n.

A straight slender cylindrical formation.
A rod cell.
An elongated bacterium; a bacillus.
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Science definitions for rodding

rod

[ rŏd ]

One of the rod-shaped cells in the retina of the eye of many vertebrate animals. Rods are more sensitive to light than cones and are responsible for the ability to see in dim light. However, rods are insensitive to red wavelengths of light and do not contribute greatly to the perception of color. Compare cone.
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Idioms and Phrases with rodding

rod


see hot rod; spare the rod.

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