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Definition of Rod


  1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
  2. An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
  3. A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
  4. A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
  5. A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
  6. An instrument for measuring.
  7. A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole.
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Rod Translations

rod in Dutch is baar, roede, paal, schacht, pijp
rod in German is Stab, Rute, faulen, Rute, verfaulen
rod in Italian is marcire, verga, marcire
rod in Latin is talea, virga
rod in Norwegian is stang
rod in Portuguese is haste
rod in Spanish is vara, pudrir