Rood

[unit] Rood has several distinct meanings, all derived from the same basic etymology. This article refers to the historic English and international inch-pound measure of area, as well as the archaic English measure of length. ==Etymology== `Rood` is an archaic word for `pole`, from Old English rōd `pole`, specifically `cross`, from Proto-G...
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Rood

a cross erected at the entry to the chancel. Roods often had figures of the Virgin Mary on one side and St. John on the other.
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Rood

Cross or Crucifix.
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rood

Alternative name for the cross of Christ, often applied to the large crucifix placed on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church. ...
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Rood

a large crucifix (christ on the cross) usually over the entrance to the chancel. A rood tower or spire is one situated over the crossing. See Church Design.
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Rood

The cross or crucifix. See also rood beam, rood loft, rood screen, rood stair.
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Rood

The crucifix at the entrance to the chancel. Usually stood on a beam, with attendant figures of St Mary and St John. Some modern versions are suspended, especially where there is no screen.
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Rood

Rood (rōd) noun [ Anglo-Saxon rōd a cross; akin to Old Saxon rōda , Dutch roede rod, German ruthe , rute , Old High German ruota . Confer Rod a measure.] 1. A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Ch...
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rood

1. A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Christ hanging on it. ... Generally, the Trinity is represented, the Father as an elderly man fully clothed, with a nimbus around his head, and holding the cross on which the Son is represented as crucified, the Holy Spirit descending in the form of a dove near the Son's head. Figure...
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Rood

• (n.) A representation in sculpture or in painting of the cross with Christ hanging on it. • (n.) A measure of five and a half yards in length; a rod; a perch; a pole. • (n.) The fourth part of an acre, or forty square rods.
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rood

(from the article `rod`) ...to a land area of 40 square rods, equal to one-quarter acre, or 10,890 square feet (1,012 square metres). It also denoted just one square rod, or ...
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rood

(from the article `rod`) ...The word rod derives from Old English rodd and is akin to Old Norse rudda (`club`). Etymologically rod is also akin to the Dutch rood which ...
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Rood

In architecture, a rood or rode is a cross or crucifix. The term is more particularly applied to the large cross erected in Roman Catholic churches over the entrance of the chancel, or choir. This is often of very large size, and when complete is, like other crucifixes, accompanied by the figures of St John and the Blessed Virgin, placed one on eac...
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rood

rood (rOOd) , crucifix mounted above the entrance to the chancel and flanked by large figures of the Virgin and St. John, an almost invariable feature in the 14th- and 15th-century European church. This group, usually carved in wood and painted and gilded, was in early examples supported upon a beam...
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Rood

The rood is an imperial unit of measurement of area, equal to 40 square perches or poles, or 1210 square yards.
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Rood

crucifix; often people would take an oath 'by the rood'.
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ROOD

3811 MB Amersfoort ==Ideals and policies== Rood`s main goals are the promotion of a socialist society and promotion of its mother party and attempts to attract new people into it. == Organisation == Formally, ROOD has been a vereniging (voluntary association) since 2003 with the goal to let young people participate in creating a socialist society....
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Rood

A rood is a cross or crucifix, especially a large one in a church. Alternatively, it is a large sculpture or painting of the crucifixion of Jesus. Rood is an archaic word for pole, from Old English rōd `pole`, specifically `cross`, from Proto-Germanic *rodo, cognate to Old Saxon rōda, Old High German ruoda `rod`. Rood was originally the on...
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rood

(areal unit of measurement) area of land equal to 40 perches, 2.5 chains, 1,210 sq yds. Four roods = 1 acre (E 179); area of land equivalent to a quarter of an acre, being one furlong (220yds) long and one perch, rod, or pole (5.5yds) wide (R 169); a strip of land measuring 1 furlong (40 rods) by 1 rod (C, 37)
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Rood

The crucifix at the entrance to the chancel. Usually stood on a beam, with attendant figures of St Mary and St John. Some modern versions are suspended, especially where there is no screen.
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rood

(areal unit of measurement) area of land equal to 40 perches, 2.5 chains, 1,210 sq yds. Four roods = 1 acre (E 179); area of land equivalent to a quarter of an acre, being one furlong (220yds) long and one perch, rod, or pole (5.5yds) wide (R 169); a strip of land measuring 1 furlong (40 rods) by 1 rod (C, 37)
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rood

cross or crucifix at entrance to church chancel
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rood

old unit of land area equal to 1/4 acre
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