Ode is a poem that you sing or is a poem honoring a specific person or subject that is written in a clear lyrical style.
An example of an ode is William Wordsworth's Imitations of Immortality.
- a poem written to be sung
- in modern use, a lyric poem, rhymed or unrhymed, typically addressed to some person or thing and usually characterized by lofty feeling, elaborate form, and dignified style
Origin of odeFrench from Late Latin oda from Classical Greek ?id?, song, contr. from aoid? from aeidein, to sing from Indo-European an unverified form aweid- from base an unverified form aw-, to speak from source Sanskrit vádati, (he) speaks
way, path: electrode
Origin of -odefrom Classical Greek hodos, path, way from Indo-European base an unverified form sed-, to go from source Classical Latin cedere
something that resembles (a specified thing): phyllode, nematode
Origin of -odeClassical Greek -?d?s, ?des from -?-, ending of base or thematic vowel + -eid?s, like, -oid
- A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure.
- a. A choric song of classical Greece, often accompanied by a dance and performed at a public festival or as part of a drama.b. A classical Greek poem modeled on the choric ode and usually having a three-part structure consisting of a strophe, an antistrophe, and an epode.
Origin of odeFrench choric song from Old French from Late Latin ōdē, ōda from Greek aoidē, ōidē song ; see wed-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Way; path: electrode.
- Electrode: dynode.
Origin of -odeGreek -odos from hodos Sense 2, from (an)ode (cath)ode (electr)ode etc.
From Ancient Greek ᾠδή (ōidē, “song”).