Lode (?), n. [AS. lad way, journey, fr. li[eth]an to go. See Lead to guide, and cf. Load a burden.]


A water course or way; a reach of water.

Down that long, dark lode . . . he and his brother skated home in triumph. C. Kingsley.

2. Mining

A metallic vein; any regular vein or course, whether metallic or not.


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