- 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 ōidē, song, contr. ; from aoidē ; 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
Origin of -ode; from Classical Greek hodos, path, way ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sed-, to go from source Classical Latin cedere
Origin of -odeClassical Greek -ōdēs, ōdes ; from -ō-, ending of base or thematic vowel + -eidēs, 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”).