lode

noun
\ ˈlōd How to pronounce lode (audio) \

Definition of lode

1 dialectal, England : waterway
2 : an ore deposit
3 : something that resembles a lode : an abundant store

Examples of lode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Developers have long been beckoned by a lode of gold, copper, rhenium and other minerals near southwestern Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg.com, "Election Will Decide Fate of Alaska Gold Mine, Electric Cars," 29 Oct. 2020 In 1883, Adolph Sutro, who made his fortune in the Comstock lode, decided to purchase the Cliff House, after the restaurant’s reputation had fallen. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "Cliff House: A century of photos of the many lives of an SF icon," 15 Sep. 2020 They were written at the same desk where O’Connor wrote her fiction and are found in the same lode of correspondence that has brought about the rise in her stature. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, "How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?," 15 June 2020 Formed during the late Pleistocene, the Earth's last glacial period, which ended about 11,700 years ago, Yedoma consists of thick layers of soil packed around gigantic lodes of embedded ice. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019 Formed during the late Pleistocene, the Earth's last glacial period, which ended about 11,700 years ago, Yedoma consists of thick layers of soil packed around gigantic lodes of embedded ice. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019 Formed during the late Pleistocene, the Earth's last glacial period, which ended about 11,700 years ago, Yedoma consists of thick layers of soil packed around gigantic lodes of embedded ice. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019 Formed during the late Pleistocene, the Earth's last glacial period, which ended about 11,700 years ago, Yedoma consists of thick layers of soil packed around gigantic lodes of embedded ice. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019 Formed during the late Pleistocene, the Earth's last glacial period, which ended about 11,700 years ago, Yedoma consists of thick layers of soil packed around gigantic lodes of embedded ice. Anton Troianovski, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the earth beneath the feet of millions," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of lode

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lode

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

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“Lode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lode. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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lode

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lode

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

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