LODE

lode, load

(noun) a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

lode (plural lodes)

(obsolete) A way or path; a road.

(dialectal) A watercourse.

(mining) A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.

(by extension) A rich source of supply.

Anagrams

• DOLE, Deol, Dole, Ledo, OLED, dole, leod, olde

Source: Wiktionary


Lode, n. Etym: [AS. lad way, journey, fr. li\'eban to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]

1. A water course or way; a reach of water. Down that long, dark lode . . . he and his brother skated home in triumph. C. Kingsley.

2. (Mining)

Definition: A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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