Definitions of rod

  1. ( slang) a gangster's pistol
  2. a square rod of land
  3. ( British) a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  4. visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light
  5. any rod- shaped bacterium
  6. a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  7. a gangster's pistol
  8. a linear measure of 16. 5 feet
  9. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal ( applied to various purposes).
  10. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
  11. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  12. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  13. 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.
  14. An instrument for measuring.
  15. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; - called also perch, and pole.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A slender stick or bar; instrument of punishment; a pole or perch; sixteen and a half feet.
  19. A shoot or twig; a straight, slim piece of wood or bar of metal.
  20. A measure of length; 16½ feet.
  21. 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.

Usage examples for rod

  1. " She ain' gone 'cross de bayo' fo' de hoss," answered Lucy, reaching for the curtain rod. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  2. Well, Aaron's rod was another dead stick. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  3. Going in alone, are you, Rod? – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  4. And the Lord directed him to take his rod, " and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water." – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  5. Now for your rod, my boy. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. He shifted the limp form over to his shoulder, slipped out his heat- rod. – The Beast of Space by F.E. Hardart
  7. " Try my rod," he said, and, as soon as I had taken hold of it, " pull up," he cried, " pull up." – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  8. Brand says it is thought in some parts that beating with an Elder rod will check the growth of boys. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  9. I have been punished, and I have kissed the rod,- as I never kissed any other rod. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. The trout rose readily, and almost too soon we had more than enough for dinner, though no " rod- smashers" had been seen or felt. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  11. Stand your rod up against that tree." – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  12. And on this block, as though purposely displayed, lay a metal rod. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. On the other hand, they were careful that many a day's sport, with gun or rod- but mostly the latter- should come in the way of not a few who seldom had an opportunity of enjoying such. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  14. Why did I never think of it before; my poor, poor Rod! – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  15. The whipping which Ned received created quite a sensation among us boys, for it was not often that Mr. S. used the rod; We began to have our fears that as he had got his " hand in," more of us might share the fate of poor Ned. – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell
  16. Having finished our meal, I lighted my pipe and sat down under a tree, while Walkirk, with his rod, wandered away along the bank of the stream. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  17. She knew, in all the trials of life, what it was to have her Creator for her Rock,- to have His rod and His staff. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  18. His figure had hardly grown faint in the distance when a couple of young men crossing the common with rod and basket on their shoulders came upon the prostrate form of John Huish, as they chatted carelessly of the day's sport. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  19. The rod on one of the instruments was blue while the other was a fiery scarlet. – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  20. The rod went up into an arch. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough