3 dicționare găsite pentru lode
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Lode \Lode\ (l[=o]d), n. [AS. l[=a]d way, journey, fr. l[imac][eth]an to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.] 1. A water course or way; a reach of water. [1913 Webster] Down that long, dark lode . . . he and his brother skated home in triumph. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A body of ore visibly separated from adjacent rock. [PJC] 3. Especially: (Mining) Any regular vein or course of valuable mineral, whether metallic or not. [1913 Webster] 4. Hence: A concentrated supply or source of something valuable. [PJC] mother lode a large concentrated source of mineral or other valuable thing, from which lesser sources have been derived; -- often used figuratively. The term may have been originally applied to real or imagined large deposits of gold from which smaller granules were washed downstream, there constituting a diluted source of gold, and hinting at the richer source from which they were derived; as, to hit the mother lode. [PJC]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
lode n : a deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks [syn: load]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "lode": Eldorado, Golconda, bonanza, chimney, chute, cornucopia, country rock, deposit, dike, font, fount, fountain, gangue, gold mine, gravy train, lodestuff, matrix, mine, mine of wealth, mineral deposit, mother lode, ore bed, pay dirt, quarry, resource, rich lode, rich uncle, shoot, source, source of supply, spring, staple, stock, vein, well, wellspring
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