Meaning of Rhodes


Pronunciation: (rōdz), [key]
— n.
  1. 1853–1902, English colonial capitalist and government administrator in southern Africa.
  2. 1848–1927, U.S. historian.
  3. a Greek island in the SE Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. 66,606; 542 sq. mi. (1404 sq. km).
  4. a seaport on this island. 32,019. Italian,Greek,
  5. a huge bronze statue of Apollo that stood at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Cf.
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