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English noun: Rhodes

1. Rhodes (person) British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)

SynonymsCecil J. Rhodes, Cecil John Rhodes, Cecil Rhodes

Instance hypernymcoloniser, colonizer, financier, moneyman

2. Rhodes (location) a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes


Instance hypernymAegean island

Part meronymDhodhekanisos, Dodecanese, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

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