Rhodes definition by Webster's New World
Rhodes, Cecil John 1853-1902; Brit. financier & colonial administrator in South Africa
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- largest island of the Dodecanese, in the Aegean: 545 sq mi (1,412 sq km)
- seaport on this island: pop. 40,000
Origin: Classical Greek Rhodos
Rhodes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea off southwest Turkey. It is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and was colonized by Dorians from Argos before 1000 B.C. and strongly influenced by the Minoan culture of Crete. The ancient city of Rhodes, on the northeast end of the island near the present-day city of Rhodes, was founded c. 408 B.C. Its harbor was the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, a bronze statue erected 292-280 B.C. that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The modern city has a population of 55,600.
, Cecil John 1853-1902.
British financier and colonizer who became prime minister of Cape Colony in 1890 but was forced to resign in 1896 after attempting to overthrow the Boer regime in the Transvaal. He later helped colonize the territory now called Zimbabwe.