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rood

 (ro͞od)
n.
1.
a. Archaic The cross on which Jesus was crucified.
b. A crucifix, especially one surmounting the rood screen or rood beam of a medieval church.
2. Chiefly British A measure of length that varies from 5 1/2 to 8 yards (5.0 to 7.3 meters).
3. A measure of land equal to 1/4 acre, or 40 square rods (0.10 hectare).

[Middle English, from Old English rōd.]
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rood

(ruːd)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a crucifix, esp one set on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
b. (as modifier): rood beam; rood arch; rood screen.
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Cross on which Christ was crucified
3. (Units) a unit of area equal to one quarter of an acre or 0.10117 hectares
4. (Units) a unit of area equal to 40 square rods
[Old English rōd; related to Old Saxon rōda, Old Norse rōtha]
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rood

(rud)

n.
1. a crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a church.
2.
a. a unit of length varying locally from 5½ to 8 yards (5 to 7 m).
b. a unit of land measure equal to 40 square rods or ¼ acre (0.1 ha).
c. a unit of square measure equal to one square rod (25.3 sq. m).
3. Archaic. the cross on which Christ died.
[before 900; Old English rōd crucifix, pole; c. German Rute rod, twig]
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rood

A unit of area equal to 1⁄4 acre (1210 yd2).
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rood - representation of the cross on which Jesus diedrood - representation of the cross on which Jesus died
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
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Translations

rood

[ruːd] Ncruz f, crucifijo m
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rood

n
(Archit) → Kruzifix nt
(Brit: = measure) → Rute f, → ˜ Viertelmorgen m
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Each corse lay flat, lifeless and flat, And, by the holy rood! A man all light, a seraph-man, On every corse there stood.
"Marry," quoth the peasant, "an' it please your worships, ye had better journey many a good rood hence with your juggling circus than trust your bones in yonder castle."
"By the black rood of Waltham!" he roared, "if any knave among you lays a finger-end upon the edge of my gown, I will crush his skull like a filbert!" With his thick knotted arms, his thundering voice, and his bristle of red hair, there was something so repellent in the man that the three brothers flew back at the very glare of him; and the two rows of white monks strained away from him like poplars in a tempest.
Midnight and sleep blot out these scenes and thoughts: and when the morning shines again, it gilds the house-tops of a lively city, before whose broad paved wharf the boat is moored; with other boats, and flags, and moving wheels, and hum of men around it; as though there were not a solitary or silent rood of ground within the compass of a thousand miles.
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
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