Tod is also the German word for Death. For example "I welcome death" translates to "Ich begrüße den Tod"

TOD is an abbreviation meaning "Transit Oriented Development".

It serves as a kind of umbrella term to describe any kind of development that is less oriented toward the car then traditional suburban sprawl.

Typical examples of TOD include commerical/retail/housing/office developments located around Light Rail/Commuter Rail/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and may include both horizontal or vertical mixed use.

TOD typically involves a pedestrian element and is often associated with New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development.

TOD is commonly associated with increased development density (measured in either dwelling units per acre or commercial square footage per acre). The greater rise in residential density is believed to result in higher ridership for the associated transit system because of the increased number of people within walking distance of the station.

TOD is often associated with Peter Calthorpe and his conception of Pedestrian Pockets.

Whether the actual increased transit ridership resulting from the development of a TOD around a transit station results from the increase in density or the decreased headway is a subject for conjecture.

One developer made the comment that planners should recognize that a TOD meant three acres of surface parking.

In the eastern US TOD is pronounced "Tod", while each letter remains ennunciated in the West.

Tod is a common bit of Cockney rhyming slang meaning 'on one's own'. It comes from the name Tod Sloan, a famous jockey whose English career spanned from 1898 to 1901. Having been kicked out of the British Jockey Club for betting on races in which he was competing, he was married, divorced, attempted a failed one-man show in the New York vaudeville scene, and published an autobiography entitled Tod Sloan by Himself. These events may have influenced the slang usage.

Today tod is still a familiar word in the UK, although it appears almost exclusively in the phrases such as 'on my tod', 'on its tod', and 'on your tod'.

Tod (t&ocr;d), n. [Akin to D. todde a rag, G. zotte shag, rag, a tuft of hair, Icel. toddi a piece of a thing, a tod of wool.]


A bush; a thick shrub; a bushy clump.

[R.] "An ivy todde."


The ivy tod is heavy with snow. Coleridge.


An old weight used in weighing wool, being usually twenty-eight pounds.


A fox; -- probably so named from its bushy tail.

The wolf, the tod, the brock. B. Jonson.

Tod stove, a close stove adapted for burning small round wood, twigs, etc. [U.S.]



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Tod, v. t. & i.

To weigh; to yield in tods.



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