clod NOUN 1) a lump of earth. 2) informal a stupid person.
ORIGIN variant of CLOT(Cf. ↑clot).

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  • Clod — (kl[o^]d), n. [OE. clodde, latter form of clot. See {Clot}.] 1. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay. Clods of a slimy substance. Carew. Clods of iron and brass. Milton. Clods of blood. E. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] The earth that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clod — may refer to: a lump of dirt an oaf Beef clod The Antonov An 14, NATO reporting name Clod Frederick Clod, an early chemist This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • clod — (n.) lump of earth or clay, O.E. clod (in clod hamer field goer ), from P.Gmc. *kludda , from PIE *gleu (see CLAY (Cf. clay)). Synonymous with clot until 18c. Meaning person ( mere lump of earth ) is from 1590s; that of blockhead is from c.1600.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clod — (kl[o^]d), v. i. To collect into clods, or into a thick mass; to coagulate; to clot; as, clodded gore. See {Clot}. [1913 Webster] Clodded in lumps of clay. G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clod — Clod, v. t. 1. To pelt with clods. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw violently; to hurl. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clod — [klɔd US kla:d] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: CLOT2] 1.) a lump of mud or earth 2.) informal a stupid person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clod — [ klad ] noun count 1. ) a lump of dirt 2. ) INFORMAL a stupid person …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clod — [n] stupid person blockhead*, boor, chump, clown, dimwit*, dolt, dope*, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fool, imbecile, lame brain*, lout, oaf, simpleton; concepts 412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • clod — [kläd] n. [ME & OE < IE * g(e)leu < base * gel , to make round > CLIMB] 1. a lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc. 2. earth; soil 3. a dull, stupid person; dolt 4. the part of a neck of beef nearest the shoulder cloddish adj.… …   English World dictionary

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