Etymology uncertain, but apparently related to Scots hod (“to jog along on horseback”), Scots houd, howd (“to sway, rock from side to side, wriggle, bob up and down”). Probably all from Old English hūdenian (“to shake, sway, rock back and forth”), from Proto-Germanic *hud- (“to shake”). Related to Scots hodder (“to plod, stump or jog along”), Low German hūdern (“to shake, shudder”). Compare also hoddle.
hod (plural hods)
- A three-sided box for carrying bricks or other construction materials, often mortar. It bears a long handle and is carried over the shoulder.
- A receptacle for carrying coal, particularly one designed to facilitate loading coal or coke through the door of a firebox.
- A pewterer's blowpipe.
- hod in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- hod in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
hod (plural hodes)
- One's degree, level, office, or estate; one's position in relation to others
- A religious or clerical office, position, or calling.
- State, condition, one's position in relation to one's previous position.
- (Christianity) The Trinity; the three hypostases composing the Godhead.
- Alternative form of
hȏd m (Cyrillic spelling хо̑д)
- hod in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk