mother lode

mother lode
noun (countable usually singular) AmE
1 a mine that is full of gold, silver etc
2 a place where you can find a lot of a particular type of object: The Sharper Image catalog has a mother lode of men's gadgets and toys.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • mother lode — moth|er|lode [ˈmʌðələud US ðərloud] n [C usually singular] AmE 1.) a mine that is full of gold, silver etc 2.) a place where you can find a lot of a particular type of object mother lode of ▪ The Sharper Image catalog is a mother lode of men s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mother lode — ☆ mother lode n. the main lode, or vein of ore, in a particular region or district …   English World dictionary

  • Mother lode — For the band, see Motherlode (band). For the 1982 film, see Mother Lode (film). For the album by Sara Hickman, see Motherlode (album). Crystalline gold specimen from the California Mother Lode, probably from Tuolumne County. Size: 5.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 …   Wikipedia

  • mother lode — noun the main vein of ore in a deposit • Syn: ↑champion lode • Hypernyms: ↑lode, ↑load * * * noun, pl ⋯ lodes [count] chiefly US : the place where the largest amount of gold, silver, etc., in a particular area can be found …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mother Lode — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Vollständige Handlung Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mother lode — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mother lode : singular mother lode plural mother lodes mainly American 1) a supply of something that you can use His vast experience gives him a mother lode of political stories to tell. 2) a very large amount… …   English dictionary

  • mother lode — noun a) A large or rich vein of gold or of another precious mineral from which other branches extend. Undeterred, reasoning from the coarseness of the gold that it had not traveled far, they had set out in search of the mother lode. b) Any source …   Wiktionary

  • mother lode — 1. Mining. a rich or important lode. 2. a major or profitable source or supply: New York City is a mother lode of actors. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • mother lode — moth′er lode n. 1) min a rich or important lode 2) cvb an abundant source or supply • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • mother lode — noun Date: 1874 1. the principal vein or lode of a region 2. a principal source or supply …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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