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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

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lodestar
nLeitstern m, → Polarstern m; (fig) (= person)Leitbild nt; (= principle)Leitstern m
lodestone
nMagnetit m, → Magneteisenstein m