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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun cod:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb cod:


Cod is sometimes a misspelling of could.

The word cod is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun cod

What does cod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cod / cods

  1. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of cod: pod / seedcase
    • more generic word: husk = outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
    • more specific terms: peasecod / pea pod = husk of a pea
  2. lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of cod: codfish
    • more generic term: saltwater fish = flesh of fish from the sea used as food
    • more specific term: salt cod = codfish preserved in salt; must be desalted and flaked by soaking in water and pounding
    • part of: Atlantic cod / Gadus morhua = one of the world's most important commercial fishes
  3. major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters

Alternative definition of the noun cod


  1. [obsolete] A bag.
  2. [obsolete] A husk or integument; a pod.
  3. [context: now rare] The scrotum (also in plural).
  4. A marine fish of the family Gadidae.
  5. A joke; a false imitation (now usually attributive).

Definition of the adjective cod

What does cod mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. payable by the recipient on delivery
    • example: a COD parcel
    • synonym of cod: collect
    • similar: due

Definition of the adverb cod

What does cod mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. collecting the charges upon delivery

Definition of the verb cod

What does cod mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: codded, codding

  1. fool or hoax
  2. harass with persistent criticism or carping

Other definitions of cod

What does cod also mean?


  1. Cash on delivery
  2. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  3. Call of Duty


  1. Cod a.k.a. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC, or RDC, is a country located in Central Africa. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the East, Zambia and Angola to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth most populous nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populous country in the world.
    • also known as Zaire, Congo Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, DR Congo, DROC, RDC
    • founded on (55 years ago)
    • part of Africa
  2. Cod a.k.a. Yellowstone Regional Airport is a public-use airport located two nautical miles southeast of the central business district of Cody, a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is the only commercial airport in Park County. It is in northwestern Wyoming, about 53 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

There are other places with in their name, like Cape Cod, Cape Cod Bar, Cape Cod Bay, Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod Winery, Cape Cod Hospital, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Cape Cod School of Art and The Cultural Center of Cape Cod.


  1. Cod is a fictional character from the 2011 film Funtimes.
  2. Cod is a fictional character from the 2003 film Northfork.


"Cod" is a book by George A. Rose.

  • also known as "Cod: the ecological history of the North Atlantic fisheries"


  1. Cod a.k.a. Cocama language: Cocama is an indigenous language spoken by thousands of native people in western South America. It is spoken along the banks of the Northeastern lower Ucayali, lower Marañón, and Huallaga rivers and in neighboring areas of Brazil and an isolated area in Colombia. There are three dialects. The robust dialect is known as Cocama, Kokama, Kukama-Kukamiria, Ucayali, Xibitaoan, Huallaga, Pampadeque, and Pandequebo. By 1999, Cocamilla was moribund, being only spoken by people over 40.
    • also known as Kokama, Cocama, Huallaga, Xibitaoan, Pampadeque, Ucayali, Pandequebo, Cocama-Cocamilla
  2. Cod is a file format.
  3. Cod a.k.a. small nuclear ribonucleoprotein polypeptides B and B1 is a gene.
    • also known as B polypeptide of Sm protein, small nuclear ribonucleoprotein polypeptide B/B', small nuclear ribonucleoprotein polypeptides B and B', small nuclear ribonucleoprotein polypeptide B, Sm protein B/B'

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cod

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

Cod is a member of the genus Gadus, of which there are three different recognized species:...

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

remove the salt from salt cod, place the cod haddock hake whiting black pollock tomcod fish in a colander skin-side up (if the fish has not been skinned) to prevent the salt from accumulating between the flesh and the skin. Submerge the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Cod are saltwater fish that live best in deep, arctic-temperature water in order to grow, reproduce, and survive. It does not seem happenstance that the words “cod” and “cold” are indeed quite similar. Cod belong to the Gadidae family ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

290–309 COD Cod are fish of the genus Gadus (family Gadidae, order Gadiformes, class Osteichthyes). The genus Gadus includes from one to five species, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

cod (Gradus morrhua; codfish) A large food fish from the North Atlantic, ...

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

by George Morley Story, W. J. Kirwin, John David Allison Widdowson

torn n Comb torn cod: see TOM COD. torn Conner, tommy ~ : blue perch (Tautogolabrus adspersus), a bottom-feeding fish of inshore waters, esp common around wharves and ...

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Small photo of Cod fillet of cod fish with fresh vegetables: sweet pepper, rosemary, sweet red onion, ground pepper on a white cutting board on a grunge gray background. Top ViewSmall photo of Baked cod with breadcrumbs and herbs, served with baby potatoesSmall photo of baked cod with dillSmall photo of Fresh fish, raw cod fillets with addition of herbs and lemon slices on black stone background, top viewSmall photo of salted cod fish on wooden backgroundSmall photo of Raw cod before cooking on a black chopping Board with herbs and sea salt on a dark background. Top view.Small photo of Cod fishes floating in aquarium, Norway. More...

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Quotes about Cod

My mother really didn't know a heck of a lot about business. She was a very good mother, that made sure we ate right and we had our cod liver oil, but didn't know a heck of a lot about what I did. (Sanford I. Weill)
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Scrabble value of C3O1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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