Pronunciation: (rōdz), [key]
1. Cecil John, 1853–1902, English colonial capitalist and government administrator in southern Africa.
2. James Ford, 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, Rodi. Greek, Rhodos.
5. Colossus of, a huge bronze statue of Apollo that stood at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Cf. Seven Wonders of the World.
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