Definition of lode noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ləʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//loʊd//
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a line of ore (= metal in the ground or in rocks) Word OriginOld English lād ‘way, course’, variant of load. The term denoted a watercourse in late Middle English and a lodestone in the early 16th cent. The current sense dates from the early 17th cent.
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