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Noun rhodes has 2 senses
- Rhodes, Cecil Rhodes, Cecil J. Rhodes, Cecil John Rhodes - British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)
--1 is a kind of financier, moneyman; colonizer, coloniser
- Rhodes, Rodhos - a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos
--2 is a kind of Aegean island
--2 is a part of