• WordNet 3.6
    • n rood representation of the cross on which Jesus died
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rood A measure of five and a half yards in length; a rod; a perch; a pole.
    • Rood A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Christ hanging on it. "Savior, in thine image seen
      Bleeding on that precious rood ."
    • Rood The fourth part of an acre, or forty square rods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rood A rod. See rod, 1.
    • n rood A cross or crucifix; especially, a large crucifix placed at the entrance to the choir in medieval churches, often supported on the rood-beam or rood-screen. Usually, after the fifteenth century, images of the Virgin Mary and St. John were placed the one on the one side and the other on the other side of the image of Christ, in allusion to John xix. 26. See cut under rood-loft.
    • n rood A name of various measures. A measure of 5½ yards in length; a rod, pole, or perch; also, locally, a measure of 6, 7, or 8 yards, especially for hedging and ditching.
    • n rood A square pole, or 30¼ square yards, used in estimating masons' work; also, locally, a measure of 36, 42¼, 44, 49, or 64 square yards.
    • n rood A cubic measure for masons' work of 64, 72, etc., cubic yards.
    • n rood Same as Holy-cross day (which see, under day).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rood rōōd the fourth part of an acre, or forty perches—from the rod used in measuring: a figure of Christ's cross, and often of the crucifix, esp. that placed at the entrance to the choir in medieval churches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. rōd, a cross; akin to OS. rōda, D. roede, rod, G. ruthe, rute, OHG. ruota,. Cf. Rod a measure
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as rod. A.S. ród.


In literature:

The late Professor Rood called attention to this in Chapters VIII.-XI.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Rood Hall ashamed of Hazeldean!
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Black rood of Scotland, 104.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
There remained seventy-five acres three roods standing within the walls unburnt.
"Notes and Queries, Number 79, May 3, 1851" by Various
It is fixed to the wall containing the staircase to the rood-loft.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
And in this yere the duke of Lancastre seiled over the see and rood thorugh Fraunce: and S^{r}.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Covert, Mrs. Abigail G. Pixley, deceased, by F. E. Rood, 94.78.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
Only one stream can wash the world to last, and that floweth right from the rood on Calvary.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
The interior of the building still contains a part of the finely-carved rood-loft which once adorned it.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Two thousand and twenty-one acres, two roods and a half!
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay

In poetry:

"O blanke ziel, o roode bloed,
O hart verdwaald daartusschen,--
Wie zal in slaap u sussen
Tezamen en voorgoed?
"Lethe" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
King Arthur promis'd on his faye,
And sare upon the roode;
The secrette then the ladye told,
As lightlye well shee cou'de.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
"Now, by the rood," the king coud say,
"This is a comely sight;
I trow, instead of a forrester's man,
This is a lady bright!"
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
"O sweare mee this upon the roode,
And promise on thy faye;
And here the secrette I will telle,
That shall thy ransome paye."
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Zingt gij nooit de roode smarten
Van den duistren aardenacht,
Wordt het bloeden onzer harten
Wel gestelpt, maar nooit verklacht?...
"Leeuwerik" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Though more than half the world was his,
He died without a rood his own;
And borrowed from his enemies
Six foot of ground to lie upon.
"The Chronicle Of The Drum" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

An accident victim has been life flighted out of the Rood Center following a traffic collision on Highway 49 near the South Yuba River crossing this morning KNCO's Gary Jacobson has details in this report.
Pepin -Rood grandstands going down -- in history.
Voting Available Saturday at Rood Center.
Nevada County Voters that wish to vote this weekend rather than waiting until Tuesday can do so at the Rood Center on Saturday.
Kathryn Rood , 88, of Monroe, Wis. Died on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012.
Jerry and Bev Rood married February 10, 1962 at the Manette Community Church.
Rood 's main hired man, who has been with him 20 years, finishes up the pruning work, and then, he, too, leaves to visit Mexico in the winter.
Children Stuck in Elevator at Rood Center.
Three children were trapped in a elevator at the Rood center yesterday.
Today's obituaries: Carrie M Rood , 96, fourth-grade teacher in Solvay for more than three decades.
Rood , 96, passed away peacefully Thursday evening at St Camillus, where she had resided for the last three years.
Rood has methodically embroidered them on a cotton cloth with satin backing.
If Sabrina Rood was the teacher offering a grade on Valhalla High's first-round girls volleyball Division II playoff game, her students wouldn't be happy.
Sharon was born August 21, 1943 in Marquette the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Rood) Barber.
ALBANY — The Albany Police Department wants to question 27-year-old Gauffrey Alexander Hall about a Dec 7 home invasion on the 900 block of Rood Street.

In science:

Rood et al. (1972) gave a formula that is often used to determine core masses.
Dynamical masses, time-scales, and evolution of star clusters
Rood et al.385 were then able to identify 16 spirals as members of the Coma cluster.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
In the sixties, Reaves368 and Rood & Turnrose388 showed that dwarf galaxies are less clustered than giant galaxies – see Fig. 10.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Meanwhile, in 1972 Rood et al.385 had shown the velocity dispersion of bright galaxies in the Coma cluster core to be as low as 231 km/s.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
In 1971 Chincarini & Rood107 showed the Perseus cluster to have a decreasing velocity dispersion profile, and one year later Rood et al.385 confirmed Mayall297 ’s early suggestion that the Coma cluster velocity dispersion profile is a decreasing function of the clustercentric distance.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters