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lode

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noun \ˈlōd\

Simple Definition of lode

  • : an amount of a mineral (such as gold or silver) that fills a crack or space in rock

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lode

  1. 1 dial English :  waterway

  2. 2 :  an ore deposit

  3. 3 :  something that resembles a lode :  an abundant store

Origin and Etymology of lode

Middle English, from Old English lād course, support; akin to Old English līthan to go — more at lead


First Known Use: before 12th century

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