Main definitions of rode in English

: rode1rode2rode3

rode1

Pronunciation

rode

/rōd//roʊd/

Main definitions of rode in English

: rode1rode2rode3

rode2

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • (of a woodcock) fly on a regular circuit in the evening as a territorial display, making sharp calls and grunts.

    • ‘I also noted two woodcock roding high overhead.’

Origin

Mid 18th century (in the sense ‘fly landwards in the evening’): of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

rode

/roʊd//rōd/

Main definitions of rode in English

: rode1rode2rode3

rode3

noun

North American
Nautical
  • A rope, especially one securing an anchor or trawl.

    • ‘Some would advise using four anchors two on each rode, with the rodes spread out in a Y.’
    • ‘How many boats have anchor rodes strong enough to take such a loading?’

Origin

Early 17th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

rode

/rōd//roʊd/