Pronunciation: (rōdz),[key] —n. 1. Cecil John, 1853–1902, English colonial capitalist and government administrator in southern Africa.
2. James Ford, 1848–1927, U.S. historian.
3. a Greek island in the SE Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. 66,606; 542 sq. mi. (1404 sq. km).
4. a seaport on this island. 32,019. Italian, Rodi. Greek, Rhodos. 5. Colossus of, a huge bronze statue of Apollo that stood at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Cf. Seven Wonders of the World.