lode definition

  • noun:
    • The metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock development.
    • A vein of mineral ore deposited between demonstrably demarcated layers of rock. Also known as lead1.
    • A rich resource or offer.
    • a means or course; a road.
    • a watercourse
    •  A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.
    • A rich source of supply.
    • A water program or means; a reach of liquid.
    • A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or perhaps not.
    • an easy method; road.
    • A reach of water; an open ditch for carrying down liquid from a fen.
    • A metalliferous deposit having almost of a vein-like character—that is, having a specific degree of regularity, and being restricted within walls.
    • A Middle English as a type of load.
    • a deposit of important ore happening within definite boundaries splitting it from surrounding rocks

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