plod

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See also: płod and płód

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *plodden (found only in derivative plodder), probably originally a splash through water and mud, from plod (a puddle). Compare Danish pladder (mire).

Noun[edit]

plod (uncountable)

  1. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.
    We started at a brisk walk and ended at a plod.

Verb[edit]

plod (third-person singular simple present plods, present participle plodding, simple past and past participle plodded)

  1. (intransitive) To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously (+ on, through, over).
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island Part One, Chapter 1
      • I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea chest following behind him in a handbarrow;
  2. (transitive) To trudge over or through.
  3. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
    • Drayton
      plodding schoolmen
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English plod. Cognate with Danish pladder (mire).

Noun[edit]

plod (plural plods)

  1. (obsolete) A puddle.

Etymology 3[edit]

From PC Plod

Noun[edit]

plod (usually uncountable, plural plods)

  1. (UK, mildly derogatory, uncountable, usually with "the") the police, police officers
  2. (UK, mildly derogatory, countable) a police officer, especially a low-ranking one.
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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *plodъ.

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plod m

  1. fruit
  2. fetus

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *plodъ.

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plȏd m (Cyrillic spelling пло̑д)

  1. fruit (part of plant)

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *plodъ.

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plód m inan (genitive plodú or plóda, nominative plural plodôvi or plódi)

  1. fruit (part of plant)

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