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Definition of "rode" []

  • Past tense of ride. (verb)
  • Nautical A cable, chain, or rope, especially one attached to the anchor of a small boat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rode" in a sentence
  • "Dixon reached over and got it, and without another word rode close to the mare and began to lash Newt with it."
  • "With only the 1,600-meter relay left to run in the Division II girls portion of the West Texas Relays, the Pecos girls track and field team knew their chances at the title rode on the last race."
  • "Like the wind upon which my name rode, an irresistible current runs deep in the hidden chambers of our hearts, “till human voices wake us, and we drown.”"