Origin of rood
Words nearby rood
How to use rood in a sentence
The last plot for Holy Rood — “rood” means “cross” in Scottish — was sold in 1915.In Glover Park, an old Catholic cemetery gets new life|John Kelly|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
There was a candle lit & was incense carried forward & thereafter was ye Holy Rood set at the prow.
The place-name Rothwell, anciently Rodewelle, is no doubt with reason assumed to be “well of the rood or cross”.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
British Dictionary definitions for rood
- a crucifix, esp one set on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
- (as modifier)rood beam; rood arch; rood screen