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Meaning of LODE

Pronunciation:  lowd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

LODE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: load
 See Also: alluviation, champion lode, deposit, mother lode, sedimentation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lode\, n. [AS. l[=a]d way, journey, fr. l[=i][eth]an 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) A metallic vein; any regular vein or course,
   whether metallic or not.

Thesaurus Terms
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