1. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
Synonyms: codfish
Related terms: saltwater_fish salt_cod Atlantic_cod
2. [ noun ] (botany) the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
Synonyms: seedcase pod
Related terms: husk pea_pod pod
3. [ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping
Synonyms: taunt ride tease bait tantalize tantalise razz rally twit rag

"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Related terms: mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo
4. [ verb ] fool or hoax
Synonyms: take_in gull dupe put_one_over fool befool put_on put_one_across slang

"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"

Related terms: deceive pull_the_leg_of chump victim fraud take-in
5. [ adjective ] payment due by the recipient on delivery
Synonyms: collect

"a collect call" "the letter came collect" "a COD parcel"

Related terms: due
6. [ adverb ] collecting the charges upon delivery
Synonyms: cash_on_delivery C.O.D.

"mail a package C.O.D."

7. [ noun ] (zoology) major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters
Synonyms: codfish
Related terms: gadoid Atlantic_cod codling Pacific_cod burbot scrod Gadus
Similar spelling:   coda