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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.
Combined with high temperatures and low humidity, we have already seen numerous fires with extreme fire behavior claiming structures, and threatening the public and wildland firefighters, says Acting Field Manager James Eicher, BLM Mother Lode Field Office.
2-m x 4-m and 4-m x 4-m ore development drives to suit lode widths.
The transaction is expected to close at the end of 4Q15, subject to regulatory approvals, the approval of Mother Lode shareholders and other customary closing conditions.
The Willow Creek mining district is notable as the second largest historic lode gold producer in Alaska.
The mineralisation is located approximately 50m west of the high grade result returned in 13JURD007 and is interpreted to correlate with the lode structure intersected in the three previously reported Dacian holes which include:
The Lode Lane protest committee will meet with JLR representatives and councillors at the site for a second time tomorrow to voice their concerns.
The couple's visit to Lode Lane marked the first customer purchase of a customised Range Rover since the new model was launched last October to great acclaim.
ICN Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE:ICN), a company focused on exploration for volcanic-hosted precious metal deposits in western Nevada, has signed a Definitive Agreement with privately-held Lode Star Gold Inc (LSG).
Trapping in front, his superior four-bend pace saw him open up a decent lead over the pursuing Lode Star, but he was running on empty at the fifth bend and his momentum just enabled him to cross the line by a diminishing head over Lode Star in 35.