Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of road.
  • noun A Middle English form of rood.
  • Preterit of ride.
  • noun A rope attached to a boat-anchor or killock.
  • noun A Middle English form of rud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Redness; complexion.
  • noun obsolete See rood, the cross.
  • imp. of ride.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical The line from the vessel to its anchor. Also warp.
  • verb Simple past of ride.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Middle English at rode, at an anchorage, from rode, a riding; see road.

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