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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rhodes, Cecil Rhodes, Cecil J. Rhodes, Cecil John Rhodesnoun

    British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)

  2. Rhodes, Rodhosnoun

    a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes


  1. Rhodesnoun

    An island of the Dodecanese, Greece, in the Aegean Sea.

  2. Rhodesnoun

    A town on the island of Rhodes and the capital of the Dodecanese.

  3. Rhodesnoun

    A french town situated in Moselle department, Lorraine

  4. Rhodesnoun

    A Fender electric piano

  5. Etymology: From Ῥόδος.


  1. Rhodes

    Rhodes is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a population of 115,490, and also the island group's historical capital. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes. The city of Rhodes had 50,636 inhabitants in 2011. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and southwest of the Anatolian coast in Turkey. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rhodes

    a Turkish island in the Mediterranean, 12 m. distant from the SW, coast of Asia Minor, area 49 m. by 21 m.; mountainous and woody; has a fine climate and a fertile soil, which produces fruit in abundance, also some grain; it is ill developed, and has a retrogressive population, most of whom are Greeks; sponges, chief export; figures considerably in ancient classic history; was occupied by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John for more than two centuries, and was taken from them by the Turks in 1523.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rhodes

    (Lat. Rhodus, Gr. Rhodos.). An island of Asiatic Turkey, in the Mediterranean, off the southwest coast of Asia Minor, long an important, wealthy, and independent state of ancient Greece. At the beginning of the Peloponnesian war, Rhodes was one of those maritime states which were subject to Athens; but in the twentieth year of the war (412), it joined the Spartan alliance, and the oligarchal party, which had been depressed, and their leaders, the Eratidæ, expelled, recovered their former power under Dories. In 408 the capital, called Rhodus, was built. The history of the island now presents a series of conflicts between the democratical and oligarchal parties, and of subjection to Athens and Sparta in turn, till the end of the Social war, 355, when its independence was acknowledged. Then followed a conflict with the princes of Caria, during which the island was for a time subject to Artemisia. At the Macedonian conquest, they submitted to Alexander; but upon his death they expelled the Macedonian garrison. In the ensuing wars they formed an alliance with Ptolemy, the son of Lagus, and their city, Rhodus, endured a most famous siege by the forces of Demetrius Poliorcetes, who at length, in admiration of the valor of the besieged, presented them with the engines he had used against the city, from the sale of which they defrayed the cost of the celebrated Colossus. The state now for a long time flourished with great maritime power. At length they came into connection with the Romans, whose alliance they joined in the war against Philip III. of Macedon. In the ensuing war with Antiochus, the Rhodians gave the Romans great aid with their fleet. A temporary interruption of their alliance with Rome was caused by their espousing the cause of Perseus, for which they were severely punished, 168; but they recovered the favor of Rome by the important naval aid they rendered in the Mithridatic war. In the civil wars they took part with Cæsar, and suffered in consequence from Cassius, 42. They were at length deprived of their independence by Claudius. In 1309 the island came into the possession of the Knights of St. John (see Saint John of Jerusalem), who baffled every effort made by Mahomet II., the conqueror of Constantinople, to drive them from the island, and held it until they were compelled to evacuate it by Solyman the Great in 1522, after one of the most memorable sieges recorded in history.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Rhodes

    From the Greek rhodon, a rose; expresses “the isle of roses.”

Anagrams for Rhodes »

  1. dehors

  2. hordes

  3. horsed

  4. shored

  5. shoder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhodes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rhodes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Rhodes in a Sentence

  1. James Lee Bright:

    Clearly they felt it was in their best interest to do that, whether they had a case or not, we're certainly never going to encourage Stewart Rhodes to do so( plead).

  2. Steven Rhodes:

    When I left the court, I really promised Steven Rhodes and my colleagues that I would not appear before them really ever, if they do want to pursue a bankruptcy, of course they are perfectly welcome to do that. They'll just find someone else to do it.

  3. Caitlin Smith:

    It does keep growth of renewables strong ; it allows Joshua Rhodes to firm up that renewable capacity.

  4. Stephen Miles:

    One of the big issues over the last four years was Yemen and the Stephen Miles relationship with the Saudis and the Emiratis, because of the war in Yemen. And you saw a lot of folks, Ben( Rhodes) among them, and others who said, we got this wrong in Barack Obama administration. We've learned some lessons, the fact we haven't heard some of those things from Michelle is concerning. We'll be looking for evidence that folks have seen and learned some lessons about the last four years.

  5. Jeff Fager:

    Every day, the people of this news organization are turning in the kind of high-quality reporting that is in keeping with our identity and heritage as the home of the best in broadcast journalism, I am confident that this record of achievement will only get better with David Rhodes.

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