What does lode mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lode, load(noun)

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


  1. Lode(n.)

    (Mining) A body of ore visibly separated from adjacent rock.

  2. Lode(n.)

    Hence: A concentrated supply or source of something valuable.

  3. Origin: [AS. ld way, journey, fr. lan to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]


  1. lode(Noun)

    A way or path; a road.

  2. lode(Noun)

    a watercourse

  3. lode(Noun)

    A 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

  3. Origin: [AS. ld way, journey, fr. lan to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lode

    lōd, n. a vein containing metallic ore: a reach of water: an open ditch.—ns. Lodes′man, a pilot; Lode′star, the star that guides, the pole-star—often used figuratively; Lode′stone, a stone or ore of iron that attracts other pieces of iron. [A.S. lád, a course—líðan, to travel.]

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Anagrams for lode »

  1. dole, leod, olde, OLED


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lode in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Casey Sherman:

    The treasures that this shipwreck has revealed since 1984, since Barry Clifford discovered the wreck, has been enormous, the mother lode of treasure still has yet to be found.

  2. Martin Lockley:

    The concentration of mammal tracks on this site is orders of magnitude higher than any other site in the world, i don't think I've ever seen a slab this size, which is a couple of square meters, where you have over 70 footprints of so many different types. This is the mother lode of Cretaceous mammal tracks.

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