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Definition of the noun plod

What does plod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: plods

  1. the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    • example: I could recognize his plod anywhere
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of plod: plodding
    • more generic words: walk / walking = the act of traveling by foot

Alternative definition of the noun plod


  1. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.
  2. [obsolete] A puddle.
  3. [UK, mildly derogatory, uncountable, usually with "the"] the police, police officers
  4. [UK, mildly derogatory, countable] a police officer, especially a low-ranking one.

Definition of the verb plod

What does plod mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: plodded, plodding

  1. walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Alternative definition of the verb plod


  1. [intransitive] To walk or move slowly and heavily or laboriously (+ on, through, over).
  2. [transitive] To trudge over or through.


Plod is a musical group, record producers.


"Plod" is a musical album of Funki Porcini.

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Plod a.k.a. procollagen-lysine 1, 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase 1 is a gene.

  • also known as lysyl hydroxylase; lysyl hydroxylase 1; procollagen-lysine 1, 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase (lysine hydroxylase, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome...; procollagen-lysine, 2-oxoglutarate 5-dioxygenase (lysine hydroxylase, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome...; lysine hydroxylase

Phrases with Plod

  1. Pc Plod
  2. Plastic Plod

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Plod

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Google previewThe Searchers (2012)

by Carmenica Diaz

Plod is a British slang term used to refer to a police officer, particularly one slowwitted or dull. A more recent variant is the plod, meaning the police force in general. Other Brit terms for police include Peeler, Copper, The Bill or Old Bill, ...

Google previewThe Criminal Alphabet (2015)

An A-Z of Prison Slang by Noel 'Razor' Smith

Plod is an inoffensive nickname for uniformed police officers, after PC Plod in Enid Blyton's Noddy books, and still much used today. The female equivalent is PC Plonk. POLICE IC CODES IC (Identification Codes), which were ...

Google previewRole Play (1997)

Theory and Practice by Krysia M. Yardley-Matwiejczuk

The actors' own experience may inhibit or facilitate identification with a character ' Mr Plod is a very belligerent angry character who enjoys humiliating Noddy';. Clearly this description may be problematic for participant X and it is certainly a ...

Google previewPublishers' circular and booksellers' record (1867)


A new novel, by the Author of" The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table," offers a pleasant relief from the long series of insipid and flimsy stories through which the conscientious critic has to plod is the constantly disappointed hope of discovering ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

PLOD, v. plód [Gael. plod, or plodach, a puddle. Ger. n, to dabble or paddle: 1'. pladder, mire]: to travel or trudge slowly but steadily, as if through the wet, and over clods and mire; to work slowly or with laborious diligence; to toil heavily; ...

Google previewThe school etymological dictionary and word-book. (Chiefly an abridgment) [of Etymological and pronouncing dictionary]. (1872)

by James Stormonth

PLOD. pitcher, n. pich'ir (It. pitero), a tin vessel for holding water. piteous, a. pit'-S- Hs (see pity), deserving or exciting compassion; mournful: pit eously, ad.: pit' eousness, n. pith, n. pith (Low Ger. picke), the soft spongy substance in the centre of ...

Google previewCritical pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1861)

incorporating the labours of Sheridan & Walker ... also a key to the pronunciation of classical & scripture proper names

PLOD ...

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Usage statistics about plod

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb plod:


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The route up to Dead Woman's Pass.

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Plod Meaning

Video shows what plod means. A slow or labored walk or other motion or activity.. plod synonyms: Wikisaurus:police, Wikisaurus:police officer. Plod Meaning.

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Sign language

PLOD clip in British Sign Language

This is a short clip from Sergeant Glen Barham, who founded the Police Link Officers for Deaf People scheme (PLOD) for Hampshire Constabulary.

Quotes about Plod

I just had to plod along without having any teaching, which was a pity. (Ida Rentoul Outhwaite)
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Scrabble value of P3L1O1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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