rood

noun \ ˈrüd \

Definition of rood

1 :a cross or crucifix symbolizing the cross on which Jesus Christ died; specifically :a large crucifix on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
2 a :any of various units of land area; especially :a British unit equal to ¹/₄ acre
b :any of various units of length; especially :a British unit equal to seven or eight yards or sometimes a rod

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Origin and Etymology of rood

Middle English, from Old English rōd rod, rood; akin to Old High German ruota rod and perhaps to Old Russian ratište lance


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