Definitions for lodeloʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lodeloʊd(n.)

  1. a veinlike deposit, usu. metalliferous.

    Category: Mining

  2. a rich supply or source.

Origin of lode:

bef. 900; ME; OE lād way, course, carrying, c. OHG leita procession, ON leith way, route. Cf. load , lade , lead1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lode, load(noun)

    a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks

Wiktionary

  1. lode(Noun)

    A way or path; a road.

  2. lode(Noun)

    a watercourse

  3. lode(Noun)

    u00A0A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.

  4. lode(Noun)

    A rich source of supply.

  5. Origin: Etymologically identical with load, which has however become semantically restricted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lode(noun)

    a water course or way; a reach of water

  2. Lode(noun)

    a metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not

Freebase

  1. Lode

    In geology, a lode is a deposit of metalliferous ore that fills or is embedded in a fissure in a rock formation or a vein of ore that is deposited or embedded between layers of rock. The generally accepted hydrothermal model of lode deposition posits that metals dissolved in hydrothermal solutions deposit the gold or other metallic minerals inside the fissures in the pre-existing rocks. Lode deposits are distinguished primarily from placer deposits, where the ore has been eroded out from its original depositional environment and redeposited by sedimentary forces. A third process for ore deposition is as an evaporite. A stringer lode is one in which the rock is so permeated by small veinlets that rather than mining the veins, the entire mass of ore and the enveined county rock is mined. It is so named because of the irregular branching of the veins into many anastomosing stringers, so that the ore is not separable from the country rock. One of largest silver lodes was the Comstock Lode in Nevada, although it is overshadowed by the more recently discovered Cannington Lode in Queensland, Australia. The largest gold lode in the United States was the Homestake Lode. The Broken Hill Lode in South Australia, is the largest lead-zinc lode ever discovered.


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bullet(noun)

a piece of metal etc fired from certain hand guns

He was killed by machine-gun bullets.

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