Divining-rod

  • 1 Divining rod — Divining Di*vin ing, a. That divines; for divining. [1913 Webster] {Divining rod}, a rod, commonly of witch hazel, with forked branches, used by those who claim to be able to discover water or metals under ground by sensing them through such a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 divining rod — n. a forked branch or stick used by dowsers and others in seeking water or minerals hidden in the earth: it is believed that when the stick dips downward, the location of water or a mineral deposit is indicated …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Divining rod — A divining rod (also known as dowsing rod) is an apparatus used in dowsing. There are many types of divining rods:* two brass L shaped wire rods (commonly made of brazing or welding rod, but glass or plastic have also been accepted) that are to… …

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  • 4 divining rod — /dəˈvaɪnɪŋ ˌrɒd / (say duh vuyning .rod) noun a rod used in divining, especially a forked stick, commonly of hazel, said to tremble or move when held over a spot where water, metal, etc., is underground …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 5 divining rod — a rod, esp. a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposed to be useful in locating underground water, metal deposits, etc. Also called dowsing rod. [1745 55] * * *       instrument used in dowsing (q.v.). * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6 divining rod — n. rod for detecting and searching for mineral and underground water, dowsing rod …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 7 divining rod — divin′ing rod n. a rod, esp. a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposedly useful in locating underground water or metal deposits Also called dowser • Etymology: 1745–55 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8 divining rod — noun forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil • Syn: ↑dowser, ↑dowsing rod, ↑waterfinder, ↑water finder • Derivationally related forms: ↑dowse (for: ↑dowser) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 divining rod — noun Date: 1751 a forked rod believed to indicate the presence of water or minerals especially by dipping downward when held over a vein …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 divining rod — noun rod used for dowsing, a technique of divination used to locate subterranean sources of water, metal, other mineral resources or even various other things through magic, or according to many believers a natural phenomenon …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 divining rod — noun a stick or rod used for dowsing …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 divining-rod — A rod or twig held in the hand and supposed to indicate the location of subterranean water by being pulled down by a mysterious force at the farther end …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 divining rod — noun (C) a special Y shaped stick used to search for underground water or minerals …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Divining — Di*vin ing, a. That divines; for divining. [1913 Webster] {Divining rod}, a rod, commonly of witch hazel, with forked branches, used by those who claim to be able to discover water or metals under ground by sensing them through such a rod. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Rod — may mean: *Rod (geometry), a straight and slender stick; a wand; a cylinder; hence, any slender bar *Rod cell, a cell found in the retina that is sensitive to light/dark (black/white) *Rod (length), an Imperial unit of length, also known as the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 divining — di·vine || dɪ vaɪn n. theologian, scholar of religion; priest, member of the clergy v. foretell the future; find water or another substance using a divining rod; sense, intuitively understand adj. pertaining to God (or a god); like God (or a… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 rod — n. bar, shaft 1) a connecting; divining; lightning; piston rod; ramrod pistol (slang) (AE) 2) to pack ( carry ) a rod metal track 3) a curtain; traverse rod pole 4) a fishing rod misc. 5) to ride the rods (AE) ( to ride illegally in the framework …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 dowsing rod — noun forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil • Syn: ↑divining rod, ↑dowser, ↑waterfinder, ↑water finder • Derivationally related forms: ↑dowse (for: ↑dowser) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 dows|ing rod — «DOW zihng», = divining rod. (Cf. ↑divining rod) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 dowsing rod — dows·ing rod || zɪŋ n. rod for detecting and searching for mineral and underground water, divining rod …

    English contemporary dictionary