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Synonyms for rod

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  1. rodnoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rodnoun

    a long thin implement made of metal or wood

    perch, retinal rod, rod cell, gat, pole

  2. rodnoun

    any rod-shaped bacterium

    perch, retinal rod, rod cell, gat, pole

  3. perch, rod, polenoun

    a linear measure of 16.5 feet

    retinal rod, perch, celestial pole, rod cell, gat, magnetic pole, terminal, pole

  4. perch, rod, polenoun

    a square rod of land

    retinal rod, perch, celestial pole, rod cell, gat, magnetic pole, terminal, pole

  5. rod, rod cell, retinal rodnoun

    a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light

    perch, retinal rod, rod cell, gat, pole

  6. gat, rodnoun

    a gangster's pistol

    perch, retinal rod, rod cell, gat, pole

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rodnoun

    twig, shoot

  2. rodnoun

    wand, slender stick

  3. rodnoun

    switch, scourge, birch

  4. rodnoun

    pole, perch

  5. rodnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rodnoun

    wand, cane, stick, pole, perch, 16-1/2 feet

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rod":

    roed, dipstick, cane, bar, pushrod, rudd, stem, wand, ruud, stems, stalk, stick, crd, tie-rod, splint, shoot

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How to use rod in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    That's great, Rod Rosenstein, and I think that's happening. We have seen a willingness, even to a certain extent by the Democrats, starting to come around but it's brutal. It's brutal, as you know better than anybody, it's a tough situation. We need the laws enhanced very substantially and very quickly. Thank you, Rod Rosenstein, very nice.

  2. Robert Kuttner:

    In terms of sheer experience, Brainard has punched all the tickets. It would be hard to imagine a more mainstream background, for the Wall Street allies of the Biden campaign, Brainard is ideal. As a career scholar and public official, she would presumably be less of a lightning rod for progressive critics than a Wall Street figure.

  3. The Mueller report:

    Call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. There are conflicts. Robert Mueller has to go.

  4. Santosh Nayak:

    It was race against time to save the life of the patient, who had come to the hospital with severe injury with a steel rod sticking out from his chest on [his] right side, the success can be attributed to the speed and teamwork by all departments and staff concerned.

  5. Thursday McCabe:

    I at no time got the impression that he had actually sought support or talked to those people about it, it was simply Rod thinking off the top of his head - this is a thing that could be done.

Translations for rod

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  • аҵәгәырAbkhaz
  • въдица, пръчка, прътBulgarian
  • vergaCatalan, Valencian
  • мӏараChechen
  • tyč, prut, tyčinkaCzech
  • stang, ris, spanskrør, stav, stavbakterieDanish
  • Stäbchen, StangeGerman
  • atiEwe
  • ραβδίο, ράβδος, καλάμι, ραβδίGreek
  • kaco, vergoEsperanto
  • rodillo, verga, barra, bastón, varaSpanish
  • hagaBasque
  • vapa, sauvabakteeri, vitsa, sauvasolu, tanko, sekoitussauva, mittakeppiFinnish
  • bite, verge, queue, vit, tige, pine, zob, pafFrench
  • canaGalician
  • מקל דיג, תא קנה, קנה, מַקֵּל, מוֹט, קנה מידה, מוט מדידהHebrew
  • rudiHungarian
  • ձողArmenian
  • stöngIcelandic
  • pertica, palo, canna, barra, verga, bastone, bacchetta, bastoncello, biella, stecca, canna da pescaItalian
  • 棒, 桿菌, 鞭, 杆菌, 桿体, 竿, 杆体Japanese
  • კვერთხი, ანკესიGeorgian
  • virga, baculum, tāleaLatin
  • stienis, nūja, rīkste, makšķerkātsLatvian
  • matira, manana, pihi, tautara, tariMāori
  • стап, прачка, стапче, шипка, осови́на, прат, трскаMacedonian
  • roe, meetstok, roede, el, visgarde, hengelroedeDutch
  • wędka, pręcik, pręt, drążek, pałeczka, kijPolish
  • piça, taco, barra, benga, vara, rola, bastão, bacilo, vergaPortuguese
  • nuia, vargă, undiță, băț, vergeaRomanian
  • прут, па́лочка, у́дочка, шта́нга, ро́зга, сте́ржень, уди́лище, па́лка, штокRussian
  • udica, šipka, pecaljka, motka, šiba, rozga, štap, batina, palica, prutSerbo-Croatian
  • spö, måttstock, metspö, stav, stång, stake, risSwedish
  • คันThai
  • asaTurkish
  • gậyVietnamese

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