Definition and Meanings for rod
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Part of Speech of rod
Etymology of rod
Meaning of rod
- a straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).;an instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
- a kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.;a support for a fishing line; a fish pole.;a member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.;an instrument for measuring.
- a measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.