Definitions of rod

  1. ( British) a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  2. any rod- shaped bacterium
  3. a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  4. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  5. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal ( applied to various purposes).
  6. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
  7. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  8. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  9. 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.
  10. An instrument for measuring.
  11. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.
  12. A straight and slender stick; any slender bar, especially one of metal; a fishing- pole; a switch used for inflicting punishment; hence, correction or discipline; with the; a scepter; hence, power; a measure of length containing five and a half yards.
  13. A long twig: a slender stick: anything long and slender: an instrument of correction: an emblem of power or authority: a pole or perch ( 5 1/ 2 yards): ( fig.) punishment: authority: oppression: ( B.) race or tribe.
  14. A slender stick or bar; instrument of punishment; a pole or perch; sixteen and a half feet.
  15. A shoot or twig; a straight, slim piece of wood or bar of metal.
  16. A measure of length; 16½ feet.
  17. A long twig; a wand; instrument of correction or punishment; a pole for angling; an implement about five yards long for measuring; a measure of 5 1/ 2 yards; a pole; a perch; power; a race.