Meaning of rood
Pronunciation: (rd), [key]
- a crucifix, esp. a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church, often supported on a rood beam or rood screen.
- a cross as used in crucifixion.
- a unit of length varying locally from 5 to 8 yards (5 to 7 m).
- a unit of land measure equal to 40 square rods or acre (0.10117 hectare).
- a unit of 1 square rod (25.29 sq. m).
- the cross on which Christ died.
- rood (Thesaurus)