clod

  • 1 clod — clod·di·ness; clod·dish; clod·dy; clod·hop·per; clod·hop·per·ish; clod·hop·ping; clod·let; clod·ly; clod·pate; clod·pat·ed; clod; …

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  • 2 Clod — (kl[o^]d), n. [OE. clodde, latter form of clot. See {Clot}.] 1. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay. Clods of a slimy substance. Carew. Clods of iron and brass. Milton. Clods of blood. E. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] The earth that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Clod — may refer to: a lump of dirt an oaf Beef clod The Antonov An 14, NATO reporting name Clod Frederick Clod, an early chemist This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …

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  • 4 clod — (n.) lump of earth or clay, O.E. clod (in clod hamer field goer ), from P.Gmc. *kludda , from PIE *gleu (see CLAY (Cf. clay)). Synonymous with clot until 18c. Meaning person ( mere lump of earth ) is from 1590s; that of blockhead is from c.1600.… …

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  • 5 Clod — (kl[o^]d), v. i. To collect into clods, or into a thick mass; to coagulate; to clot; as, clodded gore. See {Clot}. [1913 Webster] Clodded in lumps of clay. G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Clod — Clod, v. t. 1. To pelt with clods. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw violently; to hurl. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 clod — [klɔd US kla:d] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: CLOT2] 1.) a lump of mud or earth 2.) informal a stupid person …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 clod — [ klad ] noun count 1. ) a lump of dirt 2. ) INFORMAL a stupid person …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 clod — [n] stupid person blockhead*, boor, chump, clown, dimwit*, dolt, dope*, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fool, imbecile, lame brain*, lout, oaf, simpleton; concepts 412,423 …

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  • 10 clod — ► NOUN 1) a lump of earth. 2) informal a stupid person. ORIGIN variant of CLOT(Cf. ↑clot) …

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  • 11 clod — [kläd] n. [ME & OE < IE * g(e)leu < base * gel , to make round > CLIMB] 1. a lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc. 2. earth; soil 3. a dull, stupid person; dolt 4. the part of a neck of beef nearest the shoulder cloddish adj.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 clod|dy — «KLOD ee», adjective, di|er, di|est. 1. abounding in clods: »Excessive use of conditioners had caused the soil to become cloddy (New York Times). 2. clodlike …

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  • 13 clod —    ‘You ignorant clod’ is used by Jim Dixon in Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis. The term of address may be derived from ‘clod hopper’, a country lout, one who walks across clods of earth. The ‘ hopper’ is no doubt a humorous allusion to grass hoppers …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 14 clod — [[t]klɒd[/t]] n. 1) a lump or mass, esp. of earth or clay 2) a stupid person; dolt 3) earth; soil • Etymology: 1400–50; late MEclodde, OE clod (in clodhamer fieldfare) clod′dish, adj. clod′dish•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 clod — cloddily, adv. cloddiness, n. clodlike, adj. cloddy, adj. /klod/, n. 1. a lump or mass, esp. of earth or clay. 2. a stupid person; blockhead; dolt. 3. earth; soil. 4. something of lesser dignity or value, as the body as contrasted with the soul:… …

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  • 16 clod — I n A clumsy, unsophisticated person from the country. That new guy is a clod straight from the country. 1700s II n A stupid or foolish person. What a clod Broderick is; he hasn t the sense to come in out of the rain. 1990s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 17 clod — UK [klɒd] / US [klɑd] noun [countable] Word forms clod : singular clod plural clods 1) a lump of soil 2) informal a stupid person …

    English dictionary

  • 18 clod — /klɒd / (say klod) noun 1. a lump or mass, especially of earth or clay. 2. earth; soil. 3. anything earthy or base, as the body in comparison with the soul: this corporeal clod. 4. a stupid person; blockhead; dolt. 5. a part of the shoulder of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 clod — noun Etymology: Middle English clodde, from Old English clod (in clodhamer fieldfare) Date: 15th century 1. a. a lump or mass especially of earth or clay b. soil, earth 2. oaf, dolt • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 clod — noun Clod is used after these nouns: ↑dirt …

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