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 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. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 In recent years, Jack Grieve of the department of English and linguistics at the University of Birmingham in England has embraced Twitter as a bountiful lode for looking at language-use patterns. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "Two Linguists Use Their Skills to Inspect 21,739 Trump Tweets," 25 Sep. 2019 But that mineral lode has been out of reach largely because of the project’s location in southwestern Alaska, in an area that drains into Bristol Bay, home to the world’s most productive wild salmon fishery. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Alaska gold mine with $100-billion lode to get lifeline from Trump EPA," 26 June 2019 The lode, which was named after Henry Comstock, was the first major discovery of silver in the United States. Jonah Raskin, SFChronicle.com, "‘The Bonanza King,’ by Gregory Crouch: Biography of an inconspicuous millionaire," 25 June 2018 New Yorkers welcomed speckled Asian pears; papaya with its lode of dripping black seeds; rough-skinned litchi disclosing creamy white flesh; knobby cherimoya with guts of custard; star fruit with its sharp angles and plasticized shine. New York Times, "How the Kiwi Changed New York’s Food Scene," 16 Apr. 2018

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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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The first known use of lode was before the 12th century

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11 Feb 2020

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“Lode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lode. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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lode

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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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