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lode

 (lōd)
n.
1.
a. The metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock formation.
b. A vein of mineral ore deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock. Also called lead1.
2. A rich source or supply: found a lode of important documents in the archives.

[Middle English, way, load, from Old English lād, way; see leit- in Indo-European roots.]

lode

(ləʊd)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a deposit of valuable ore occurring between definite limits in the surrounding rock; vein
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a deposit of metallic ore filling a fissure in the surrounding rock
[Old English lād course. Compare load]

lode

(loʊd)

n.
1. a veinlike deposit, usu. metalliferous.
2. a rich supply or source.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English lād way, course, carrying, c. Old High German leita procession, Old Norse leith way, route. compare load, lade, lead1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lode - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rockslode - a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
alluviation, deposit, sedimentation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
champion lode, mother lode - the main vein of ore in a deposit
Translations

lode

[ləʊd] Nfilón m, veta f

lode

nAder f

lode

:
lodestar
nLeitstern m, → Polarstern m; (fig) (= person)Leitbild nt; (= principle)Leitstern m
lodestone
nMagnetit m, → Magneteisenstein m
References in classic literature ?
and one for discovery,) on this ledge or lode of oyster-shells,
He is middle-aged, has a bad record, and is not in any sense of the word a gentleman, but he has plenty of money--made it first in California oil, then grub-staked a prospector in British Columbia, cheated him out of his share of the big lode he discovered and doubled his own wealth half a dozen times over.
He and they had been among the Nevada Mountains prospecting for silver, and were returning to Salt Lake City in the hope of raising capital enough to work some lodes which they had discovered.
A continuous zone of mineralisation has also been identified in the hanging wall of the main lode with intercepts including 1m @ 12.
We welcomed the opportunity to showcase what Lode Heath School is doing and hope we can develop some long term relationships from this visit.
The Company has entered into agreements, with a related-party shareholder, to purchase assets, including patented and unpatented lode mining claims from DWC Resources, Inc.
Unlike Lode Lane, where poor reliability has damaged the Land Rover brand in recent years, Halewood has won a reputation for the quality of its cars.
Prior to joining LogicaCMG, Lode spent more than 25 years at IBM in a variety of roles, latterly as global relationship partner for AXA.
The lineup: Res Judicata, Solis; Binn Tin Tin, Nakatani; Lazy Lode, Brice Blanc; Perssonet, Delahoussaye; Bienamado, McCarron; Lord Flasheart, Espinoza; Single Empire, Pincay; Vergennes, Garrett Gomez; Northern Quest, Stevens.
6 miles of the Mother Lode of Amador County, with 90% of the property still unexplored.
There is substantial evidence for a lode source of the big gold nuggets that the company has been finding in the sluice boxes for the past 27 years.
Ford's implied threat, if performance does not improve, to let Lode Lane decay until closure becomes the only option drew a joint statement from management and workforce pledging to work together.