HyperDic: rod

English > 6 senses of the word rod:
NOUNartifactroda long thin implement made of metal or wood
animalrodany rod-shaped bacterium
quantityrod, perch, polea linear measure of 16.5 feet
quantityrod, perch, polea square rod of land
bodyrod, rod cell, retinal roda visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
artifactrod, gata gangster's pistol
rod > pronunciation
Rhymesarthropod ... wad: 38 rhymes with aad...
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long thin implement made of metal or wood.
Narrowerbaton, wandA thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
batonA hollow metal rod that is wielded or twirled by a drum major or drum majorette
connecting rodA rod that transmits motion (especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft)
control rodA steel or aluminum rod that can be moved up or down to control the rate of the nuclear reaction
fishing rod, fishing poleA rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
kickstandA swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle
poleA long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
ramrodA rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm
ramrodA rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm
rotating shaft, shaftA revolving rod that transmits power or motion
shaftA long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
stair-rodA rod that holds a stair-carpet in the angle between two steps
tie rodEither of two rods that link the steering gear to the front wheels
wandA rod used by a magician or water diviner
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny rod-shaped bacterium.
NarrowerstreptobacillusAny of various rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria
Broaderbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA linear measure of 16.5 feet.
Synonymsperch, pole
Part offurlongA unit of length equal to 220 yards
Partsyard, paceA unit of length equal to 3 feet
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA square rod of land.
Synonymsperch, pole
Broaderarea unit, square measureA system of units used to measure areas
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningA visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light.
Synonymsrod cell, retinal rod
Part ofretinaThe innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball
Partsvisual purple, rhodopsin, retinal purpleA red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates
Broadervisual cellOne of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
English > rod: 6 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA gangster's pistol.
Broaderpistol, handgun, side arm, shooting ironA firearm that is held and fired with one hand
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
Spanishbaqueta, revólver

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