Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rod. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rod.
Definitions and meaning of rod
From Middle Englishrodde, from Old English*rodd or *rodde (attested in dative plural roddum(“rod, pole”)), of uncertain origin, but probably from Proto-Germanic*rudd-(“stick, club”), from Proto-Indo-European*rewdʰ-(“to clear land”). Compare Old Norserudda(“club”). For the root, compare Englishrid. Presumably unrelated to Proto-Germanic*rōdō(“rod, pole”).
(UK) IPA(key): /ɹɒd/
(US) IPA(key): /ɹɑd/
A straight, round stick, shaft, bar, cane, or staff.
The circus strong man proved his strength by bending an iron rod, and then straightening it.
A longitudinal pole used for forming part of a framework such as an awning or tent.
(fishing) A long slender usually tapering pole used for angling; fishing rod.
When I hooked a snake and not a fish, I got so scared I dropped my rod in the water.
A stick, pole, or bundle of switches or twigs (such as a birch), used for personal defense or to administer corporal punishment by whipping.
An implement resembling and/or supplanting a rod (particularly a cane) that is used for corporal punishment, and metonymically called the rod, regardless of its actual shape and composition.
The judge imposed on the thief a sentence of fifteen strokes with the rod.
A stick used to measure distance, by using its established length or task-specific temporary marks along its length, or by dint of specific graduated marks.
I notched a rod and used it to measure the length of rope to cut.
(archaic) A unit of length equal to 1 pole, a perch, 1⁄4 chain, 5+1⁄2 yards, 16+1⁄2 feet, or exactly 5.0292 meters (these being all equivalent).
1842, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
‘And this thicket, so full of a natural art, was in the immediate vicinity, within a few rods, of the dwelling of Madame Deluc, whose boys were in the habit of closely examining the shrubberies about them in search of the bark of the sassafras.’
1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod
In one of the villages I saw the next summer a cow tethered by a rope six rods long[…].
1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Ch.I:
A few rods farther led him past the old black Presbyterian church, with its square tower, embowered in a stately grove; past the Catholic church, with its many crosses, and a painted wooden figure of St. James in a recess beneath the gable; and past the old Jefferson House, once the leading hotel of the town, in front of which political meetings had been held, and political speeches made, and political hard cider drunk, in the days of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too."
An implement held vertically and viewed through an optical surveying instrument such as a transit, used to measure distance in land surveying and construction layout; an engineer's rod, surveyor's rod, surveying rod, leveling rod, ranging rod. The modern (US) engineer's or surveyor's rod commonly is eight or ten feet long and often designed to extend higher. In former times a surveyor's rod often was a single wooden pole or composed of multiple sectioned and socketed pieces, and besides serving as a sighting target was used to measure distance on the ground horizontally, hence for convenience was of one rod or pole in length, that is, 5+1⁄2 yards.
(archaic) A unit of area equal to a square rod, 30+1⁄4 square yards or 1⁄160 acre.
The house had a small yard of about six rods in size.
A straight bar that unites moving parts of a machine, for holding parts together as a connecting rod or for transferring power as a drive-shaft.
The engine threw a rod, and then went to pieces before our eyes, springs and coils shooting in all directions.
(anatomy) A rod cell: a rod-shaped cell in the eye that is sensitive to light.
The rods are more sensitive than the cones, but do not discern color.
(biology) Any of a number of long, slender microorganisms.
He applied a gram positive stain, looking for rods indicative of Listeria.
(chemistry)A stirring rod: a glass rod, typically about 6 inches to 1 foot long and 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 inch in diameter that can be used to stir liquids in flasks or beakers.
(slang) A pistol; a gun.
(slang, vulgar) A penis.
(slang) A hot rod, an automobile or other passenger motor vehicle modified to run faster and often with exterior cosmetic alterations, especially one based originally on a pre-1940s model or (currently) denoting any older vehicle thus modified.
(ufology) A rod-shaped object that appears in photographs or videos traveling at high speed, not seen by the person recording the event, often associated with extraterrestrial entities.
2000, Jack Barranger, Paul Tice, Mysteries Explored: The Search for Human Origins, Ufos, and Religious Beginnings, Book Three, p.37:
These cylindrical rods fly through the air at incredible speeds and can only be picked up by high-speed cameras.
2009, Barry Conrad, An Unknown Encounter: A True Account of the San Pedro Haunting, Dorrance Publishing, pp.129–130:
During one such broadcast in 1997, the esteemed radio host bellowed, “I got a fax earlier today from MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in Arizona and they said what you think are rods are actually insects!”
2010, Deena West Budd, The Weiser Field Guide to Cryptozoology: Werewolves, Dragons, Skyfish, Lizard Men, and Other Fascinating Creatures Real and Mysterious, Weiser Books, p.15:
He tells of a home video showing a rod flying into the open mouth of a girl singing at a wedding.
(mathematics) A Cuisenaire rod.
(rail transport) A coupling rod or connecting rod, which links the driving wheels of a steam locomotive.
See also Thesaurus:stick
See also Thesaurus:penis
(objects in photographs and videos):skyfish
Rod on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Rod in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
rod (third-person singular simple presentrods, present participlerodding, simple past and past participlerodded)
(construction) To reinforce concrete with metal rods.
(transitive) To furnish with rods, especially lightning rods.
(slang, vulgar, transitive) To penetrate sexually.
(slang) To hot rod.
D. Or., DRO, Dor, Dor., ODR, Ord, RDO, d'or, dor, dro, ord
From Proto-Brythonic*rrod, from Proto-Celtic*rotos, from Proto-Indo-European*Hróth₂os.
family, stock, lineage
mužský rod(“masculine (gender)”)
ženský rod(“feminine (gender)”)
střední rod(“neuter (gender)”)
činný rod(“active voice”) (= aktivum)
trpný rod(“passive voice”) (= pasivum)
rod in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
rod in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
IPA(key): [ˈʁoˀð], [ˈʁoðˀ]
From Old Norserót, from Proto-Germanic*wrōts, from Proto-Indo-European*wréh₂ds. Englishroot is borrowed from Old Norse.
(mathematics) root, zero (element in the domain of a function such that )
From the verb rode.
rodn (singular definiterodet, not used in plural form)
disorder, mess, muddle
See the etymology of the main entry.
imperative of rode
German Low German
(Low Prussian) root (rot)
From Old Saxonrōd, from Proto-West Germanic*raud, from Proto-Germanic*raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European*h₁rowdʰós < *h₁rewdʰ-. Compare Dutchrood, Germanrot, West Frisianread, Englishred, Danishrød.
(in several dialects) red
root (Wiesemann spelling system)
From Middle High Germanrōt(“red, red-haired”), from Old High Germanrōt(“red, scarlet, purple-red, brown-red, yellow-red”), from Proto-West Germanic*raud, from Proto-Germanic*raudaz, from Proto-Indo-European*h₁rowdʰós, from *h₁rewdʰ-.
rod (comparativeroder, superlativerodest)
Online Hunsrik Dictionary
3rd person singular present indicative form of rast
3rd person plural present indicative form of rast
(with the particle lai)3rd person singular imperative form of rast
(with the particle lai)3rd person plural imperative form of rast
From Proto-Slavic*rodъ(“root”), from Proto-Balto-Slavic*radas, from Proto-Indo-European*wréh₂ds(“root”).
sex (gender (male or female))
rod in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
rod in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
From Proto-Germanic*rōdō. Cognate with Old Frisianrōd, Old Saxonrōda, Dutchroede(“rod”), Old High Germanruota (GermanRute), Old Norseróða(“rod, cross”) (Danishrode(“gauge, rod”)).
cross (method of execution)
a measure of land length, equal to a perch
a measure of land area, equal to a quarter of an acre
An archaic locative singular form, ᚱᚩᛞᛁ, appears on the Ruthwell Cross inscription.
Middle English: rod, roode, rood
Scots: rude, ruid
English: rood, rod (length)
From Proto-West Germanic*raud, from Proto-Germanic*raudaz, whence also Old Englishrēad, Old Frisianrād, Old High Germanrōt, Old Norserauðr, Gothic𐍂𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃(rauþs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European*h₁rowdʰós < *h₁rewdʰ-.
rōd (comparativerōdoro, superlativerōdost)
Middle Low German: rōt
German Low German:
Sauerländisch: räod, raud, reyet, rout, rōet
rhodium (chemical element, Rh, atomic number 45)
From a Slavic language, from Proto-Slavic*rodъ.
(figuratively) fruit (advantageous result)
first-person singular present indicative of roade
first-person singular present subjunctive of roade
third-person plural present indicative of roade
rȏdm (Cyrillic spellingро̑д)
fruit, crop, extraction (rarely used in these senses)