Meaning of “cod” in the English Dictionary

"cod" in British English

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codnoun [ C or U ]

uk /kɒd/ us /kɑːd/ plural cod

B1 a large sea fish that can be eaten:

Cod and chips, please.

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  • A whole fleet of fishing vessels trawl these waters for cod.
  • We asked for two portions of cod and chips.
  • For this recipe you need a kilo of white fish, such as cod or plaice.
  • Cod is delicious, full of protein and low in fat, so it's an excellent food.
  • My son went out in the boat and caught a five-pound cod.

CODadverb

uk /ˌsiː.əʊˈdiː/ us /ˌsiː.oʊˈdiː/

(Definition of “cod” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cod" in American English

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codnoun [ C/U ]

us /kɑd/ plural cod

a large sea fish that can be eaten

abbreviation for cash/collect on delivery (= payment will be made when goods are delivered):

Can I have that shipped C.O.D.?

(Definition of “cod” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"COD" in Business English

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CODadverb, adjective

uk us

COMMERCE abbreviation for cash on delivery or collect on delivery: used to mean that payment will be made when goods are delivered:

The goods will be shipped to you COD.
a COD package

(Definition of “COD” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)