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English noun: rod

1. rod (artifact) a long thin implement made of metal or wood


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)baton, baton, connecting rod, control rod, fishing pole, fishing rod, kickstand, pole, ramrod, ramrod, rotating shaft, shaft, shaft, stair-rod, tie rod, wand, wand

2. rod (animal) any rod-shaped bacterium


Broader (hypernym)bacteria, bacterium


Narrower (hyponym)streptobacillus

3. rod (quantity) a linear measure of 16.5 feet


Synonymsperch, pole


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit


Part holonympace, yard


Part meronymfurlong


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

4. rod (quantity) a square rod of land


Synonymsperch, pole


Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure

5. rod (body) a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light


Synonymsretinal rod, rod cell


Broader (hypernym)visual cell


Part holonymretinal purple, rhodopsin, visual purple


Part meronymretina

6. rod (artifact) a gangster's pistol


Synonymsgat


Broader (hypernym)handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular









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