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Cape Cod

noun
1.
a sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean: many resort towns.
2.
a style of cottage developed mainly on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the 18th and early 19th centuries, typically a rectangular one- or one-and-a-half story wooden cottage covered by a gable roof and having a central chimney.

Cod

[kod] /kɒd/
noun
1.
Cape. Cape Cod.
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British Dictionary definitions for Cape Cod

Cape Cod

noun
1.
a long sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts, between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic
2.
Also called Cape Cod cottage. a one-storey cottage of timber construction with a simple gable roof and a large central chimney: originated on Cape Cod in the 18th century

cod1

/kɒd/
noun (pl) cod, cods
1.
any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, esp G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae. They are also a source of cod-liver oil
2.
any other fish of the family Gadidae See gadid
3.
(Austral) any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
Word Origin
C13: probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German cutte

cod2

/kɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit & US, dialect) a pod or husk
2.
an obsolete word for scrotum
3.
(obsolete) a bag or envelope
Word Origin
Old English codd husk, bag; related to Old Norse koddi, Danish kodde

cod3

/kɒd/
verb (transitive) cods, codding, codded
1.
(Brit & Irish, slang) to make fun of; tease
2.
(Brit & Irish, slang) to play a trick on; fool
noun
3.
(Brit & Irish, slang) a hoax or trick
4.
(Irish, slang) a fraud; hoaxer: he's an old cod
adjective (prenominal)
5.
(Brit, slang) mock; sham: cod Latin
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from earlier cod a fool, perhaps shortened from codger

cod4

/kɒd/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a fellow; chap: he's a nice old cod
Word Origin
of unknown origin

Cod

noun
1.
Cape Cod, See Cape Cod

COD

abbreviation
1.
cash on delivery
2.
(in the US) collect on delivery
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Word Origin and History for Cape Cod

named 1602 by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold for the abundance of fish his men caught there. Cape Cod, in reference to houses reminiscent of New England architecture, is attested from 1916.

cod

n.

large sea fish, mid-14c. (late 13c. in a surname, Thomas cotfich), of unknown origin; despite similarity of form it has no conclusive connection to the widespread Germanic word for "bag" (e.g. Old English codd, preserved in codpiece). Cod-liver oil known since at least 1610s, was recommended medicinally since 1783, but not popular as a remedy until after 1825.

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Cape Cod in Culture

Cape Cod definition


Resort area on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. Its fishhook shape is easily recognized on a map.

COD definition


An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”

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Related Abbreviations for Cape Cod

COD

  1. cash on delivery
  2. cause of death
  3. chemical oxygen demand
  4. collect on delivery
  5. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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