rood


rood
   1. an old unit of distance, used in several ways. Rood (or roede) is an old Dutch word meaning a rod or pole. So the rood is in some cases another name for a rod1. But in old England and Scotland the rood was often longer than a "modern" rod of 16.5 feet; sometimes it was 20 feet, 21 feet, or even 24 feet. In Afrikaans-speaking South Africa, the rood was a standardized measure equal to 12 Cape feet, which is 12.396 English feet or 3.7783 meters.
   2. a traditional unit of area used to measure land. A rood is the area of a narrow strip of land one furlong (40 rods, or 660 feet) long and one rod (16.5 feet) wide. Thus the rood is equal to 40 square rods (or perches), which equals 1210 square yards, or 10 890 square feet, or exactly 1/4 acre. That would be the area of a lot 22 yards wide and 55 yards deep, about the size of many suburban lots. One rood is approximately 1011.714 square meters, or 0.101 171 4 hectare.

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  • Rood — is also the Dutch word for red . Rood has several distinct meanings, all derived from the same basic etymology. Rood is an archaic word for pole , from Anglo Saxon rōd pole , specifically crucifix , from Proto Germanic *rodo , cognate to Old… …   Wikipedia

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  • rood — [ro͞od] n. [ME rode < OE rod, a cross, measure; akin to rodd: see ROD] 1. Archaic a cross as used in crucifixion; specif., the cross on which Jesus was crucified 2. any cross representing this; crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the …   English World dictionary

  • Rood —   [ruːd, englisch] das, (s)/ s, nichtmetrisches britisches Flächenmaß, 1 Rood = ¼ Acre = 1 210 sq yd = 1 011,711 m2.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rood — s.m.inv. TS metrol. antica misura agraria inglese, equivalente a 1011,71 m2 {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1749. ETIMO: dall ingl. rood propr. canna, palo …   Dizionario italiano

  • rood — ► NOUN 1) a crucifix, especially one positioned above the rood screen of a church or on a beam over the entrance to the chancel. 2) chiefly Brit. a former measure of land area equal to a quarter of an acre. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Rood — (spr. rūd), schott. Längenmaß, s. Fall, S. 297; engl. Flächenmaß (R. of land) zu 40 Quadratroods = 10,117 Ar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rood — (spr. rud), schott. Längenmaß, s. Fall; engl. Feldmaß zu 1/4 Acre = 10,12 a …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rood — [ rud ] noun count 1. ) TECHNICAL a large cross in a Christian church 2. ) a unit for measuring area that is equal to a quarter of an ACRE or 0.1012 HECTARES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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