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 Since the lode was discovered, two of the world’s largest mining corporations, the Anglo-Australian behemoths Rio Tinto and BHP, have been trying to win approval for the extraction of some 1.6 billion tons of copper ore. Max Norman, The New Yorker, 23 July 2021 Even if climate change didn’t exist, the lode would be of great importance. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 3 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 4 Oct. 2019 See More

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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 16 May. 2022.

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