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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Clod
  1. A lump or mass, especially of earth, turf, or clay." Clodsof a slimy substance."Carew." Clodsof iron and brass."Milton." Clodsof blood."E. Fairfax."The earth that casteth up from the plow a great clod, is not so good as that which casteth up a smaller clod." [Bacon.]
  2. The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf."The clod Where once their sultan's horse has trod." [Swift.]
  3. That which is earthy and of little relative value, as the body of man in comparison with the soul."This cold clod of clay which we carry about with us." [T. Burnet.]
  4. A dull, gross, stupid fellow; a dolt
  5. A part of the shoulder of a beef creature, or of the neck piece near the shoulder. See Illust. of Beef.

Etymology: OE. clodde, latter form of clot. See Clot

verb Clod
To collect into clods, or into a thick mass; to coagulate; to clot; as, clodded gore. See Clot.
verb Clod
  1. To pelt with clods.
  2. To throw violently; to hurl.(Scot)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A compact mass
  2. An awkward stupid person

Old English clodde, related to clot. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kludda-. Cognate to Dutch klodde (“rag”).

  1. A lump of something, especially of earth or clay.
  2. The ground; the earth; a spot of earth or turf.
  3. A stupid person; a dolt.
  4. Part of a shoulder of beef, or of the neck piece near the shoulder.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Clod

Bente was born in 1946.


Frederick was born in 1625 in Holstein. Frederick is also known as Clodius.


Fun Facts about the name Clod

  • When was the first name Clod first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Clod is Thursday, June 27th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Clod? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Clod. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Clod: Your name in reverse order is Dolc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dolc. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Clod born Feb 7, 1993

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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