• Rod Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An instrument for measuring.
  2. (n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  3. (n.) A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.
  4. (n.) A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  5. () A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
  6. (n.) A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
  7. (n.) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.

Gat, Perch, Pole,

• Roddy Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Ruddy.
  2. (a.) Full of rods or twigs.

• Rode Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp.) of Ride
  2. (n.) See Rood, the cross.
  3. (n.) Redness; complexion.
  4. () imp. of Ride.