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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


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

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

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