O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ohd]
    • /oʊd/
    • /əʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohd]
    • /oʊd/

Definitions of ode word

  • noun ode a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion. 1
  • noun ode (originally) a poem intended to be sung. 1
  • noun ode A lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. 1
  • noun ode poem 1
  • noun Technical meaning of ode An Object-Oriented Database from AT&T which extends C++ and supports fast queries, complex application modelling and multimedia. Ode uses one integrated data model (C++ classes) for both database and general purpose manipulation. An Ode database is a collection of persistent objects. It is defined, queried and manipulated using the language O++. O++ programs can be compiled with C++ programs, thus allowing the use of existing C++ code. O++ provides facilities for specifying transactions, creating and manipulating persistent objects, querying the database and creating and manipulating versions. The Ode object database provides four object compatible mechanisms for manipulating and querying the database. As well as O++ there are OdeView - an X Window System interface; OdeFS (a file system interface allowing objects to be treated and manipulated like normal Unix files); and CQL++, a C++ variant of SQL for easing the transition from relational databases to OODBs such as Ode. Ode supports large objects (critical for multimedia applications). Ode tracks the relationship between versions of objects and provides facilities for accessing different versions. Transactions can be specified as read-only; such transactions are faster because they are not logged and they are less likely to deadlock. 'Hypothetical' transactions allow users to pose "what-if" scenarios (as with spreadsheets). EOS, the storage engine of Ode, is based on a client-server architecture. EOS supports concurrency based on multi-granularity two-version two-phase locking; it allows many readers and one writer to access the same item simultaneously. Standard two-phase locking is also available. Ode supports both a client-server mode for multiple users with concurrent access and a single user mode giving improved performance. Ode 3.0 is currently being used as the multimedia database engine for AT&T's Interactive TV project. Ode 2.0 has also been distributed to more than 80 sites within AT&T and more than 340 universities. Ode is available free to universities under a non-disclosure agreement. The current version, 3.0, is available only for Sun SPARCstations running SunOS 4.1.3 and Solaris 2.3. Ode is being ported to Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 95 and SGI platforms. E-mail: Narain Gehani <[email protected]>. 1
  • countable noun ode An ode is a poem, especially one that is written in praise of a particular person, thing, or event. 0

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Origin of ode

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
1580-90; < Middle French < Late Latin ōda < Greek ōidḗ, contraction of aoidḗ song, derivative of aeídein to sing

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Parts of speech for Ode


ode popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ode usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ode

noun ode

  • verse — (not in technical use) a stanza.
  • elegy — A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
  • sonnet — Prosody. a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes, being in the strict or Italian form divided into a major group of 8 lines (the octave) followed by a minor group of 6 lines (the sestet), and in a common English form into 3 quatrains followed by a couplet.
  • song — Ailing [ahy-ling] /ˈaɪˈlɪŋ/ (Show IPA), Soong, Ai-ling.
  • poem — a composition in verse, especially one that is characterized by a highly developed artistic form and by the use of heightened language and rhythm to express an intensely imaginative interpretation of the subject.

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