A vein containing important quantities of metallic ore and filling a well-defined fissure in the rock.
Any flat deposit of valuable ore separated from the adjoining rock by definite boundaries.
Any abundant or rich source.
A rich source or supply.
Found a lode of important documents in the archives.
A vein of mineral ore that is deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock or that fills a fissure in a rock formation.
The metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock formation.
A vein of mineral ore deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock.
Origin of lode
Etymologically identical with load, which has however become semantically restricted. The now-archaic lode continues the old sense of Old English lÃ¡d "way, course, journey" but by the 19th century survived only dialectally in the sense of "watercourse", as a technical term in mining, and in the compounds lodestone, lodestar.