from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Separation; distinction.
  • n. A chasm or ravine.
  • n. A line of parting of the hair of the head; a part (in the hair); the top of the head.
  • n. Loose fragments (often of metal ore) mixed with earth.
  • v. To seek for a vein or mineral deposit by following a shode, or tracing them to where they derived.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A train of vein material mixed with rubbish; fragments of ore which have become separated by the action of water or the weather, and serve to direct in the discovery of mines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See shade, shade.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English shode, schode, from Old English *(ġe)scād, ġescēad ("separation, distinction, discretion, understanding, argument, reason, reckoning, account, statement, accuracy, art, manner, method"), from Proto-Germanic *skaidan (“separation, distinction”), from Proto-Indo-European *skÁit-, *skÁi- (“to cut, divide, separate”). Related to Old English scādan ("to separate, divide, part, make a line of separation between"). More at shed.



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