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rode

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[ rohd ]
/ roʊd /
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verb
a simple past tense of ride.
Nonstandard. a past participle of ride.
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Other definitions for rode (2 of 2)

rode2
[ rohd ]
/ roʊd /

noun (in New England and E Canada)
a rope by which a boat is anchored.

Origin of rode

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First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for rode (1 of 3)

rode1
/ (rəʊd) /

verb
the past tense of ride

British Dictionary definitions for rode (2 of 3)

rode2
/ (rəʊd) /

noun
nautical an anchor rope or chain

Word Origin for rode

C17: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for rode (3 of 3)

rode3
/ (rəʊd) /

verb
(intr) (of the male woodcock) to perform a display flight at dusk during the breeding season

Derived forms of rode

roding, noun

Word Origin for rode

C18: in the sense ``(of birds) to fly homeward in the evening''; of uncertain origin
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