AskDefine | Define lode

Dictionary Definition

lode n : a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks [syn: load]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Graphical variant of load, now restricted to certain specific senses.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A way or path; a road.
  2. A loadstone.
  3. A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.
  4. In the context of "by extension": A rich source of supply.

Translations

vein of metallic ore

Italian

Etymology

Latin laus

Noun

  1. praise

Related terms

Latvian

Noun

lode

Extensive Definition

In geology a lode is the metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock or a vein of ore deposited between layers of rock.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Eldorado, Golconda, bonanza, chimney, chute, cornucopia, country rock, deposit, dike, font, fount, fountain, gangue, gold mine, gravy train, lodestuff, matrix, mine, mine of wealth, mineral deposit, mother lode, ore bed, pay dirt, quarry, resource, rich lode, rich uncle, shoot, source, source of supply, spring, staple, stock, vein, well, wellspring
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