rode

1
[ rohd ]
/ roʊd /

verb

a simple past tense of ride.
Nonstandard. a past participle of ride.

Nearby words

  1. rod mill,
  2. rodchenko,
  3. rodchenko, aleksandr,
  4. rodded,
  5. roddick,
  6. rodent,
  7. rodent operative,
  8. rodent ulcer,
  9. rodentia,
  10. rodenticide

rode

2
[ rohd ]
/ roʊd /

noun (in New England and E Canada)

a rope by which a boat is anchored.

Origin of rode

2
First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain

Origin of ride

before 900; 1915–20 for def 17; Middle English riden (v.), Old English rīdan; cognate with Old Frisian rīda, German reiten, Old Norse rītha; akin to Old Irish ríad journey (cf. palfrey, rheda). See road

Synonym study

2. See drive.

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British Dictionary definitions for rode

rode

1
/ (rəʊd) /

verb

the past tense of ride

noun

nautical an anchor rope or chain

Word Origin for rode

C17: of unknown origin

verb

(intr) (of the male woodcock) to perform a display flight at dusk during the breeding season
Derived Formsroding, noun

Word Origin for rode

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

ride

/ (raɪd) /

verb rides, riding, rode or ridden

noun


Derived Formsridable or rideable, adjective

Word Origin for ride

Old English rīdan; related to Old High German rītan, Old Norse rītha

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Word Origin and History for rode
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Idioms and Phrases with rode

ride

In addition to the idioms beginning with ride

  • ride for a fall
  • ride hellbent for leather
  • ride herd on
  • ride high
  • ride out
  • ride roughshod over
  • ride shotgun
  • ride up

also see:

  • along for the ride
  • go along (for the ride)
  • gravy train, ride the
  • hitch a ride
  • let ride
  • take someone for a ride
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