- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
ROD, noun [Latin radius, ray, radix, root.]
1. The shoot or long twig of any woody plant; a branch, or the stem of a shrub; as a rod of hazle, of birch, of oak or hickory. Hence,
2. An instrument of punishment or correction; chastisement.
3. Discipline; ecclesiastical censures. 1 Corinthians 4:21.
4. A king of scepter.
The rod and bird of peace.
5. A pole for angling; something long and slender.
6. An instrument for measuring; but more generally, a measure of length containing five yards, or sixteen feet and a half; a pole; a perch. In many parts of the United States, rod is universally used for pole or perch.
7. In Scripture, a staff or wand. 1 Samuel 14:27.
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4.
9. A shepherd's crook. Leviticus 27:32.
10. An instrument for threshing. Isaiah 28:27.
11. Power; authority. Psalms 125:3.
12. A tribe or race. Psa 74.
ROD of iron, the mighty power of Christ. Revelation 19:15. Psa 2.