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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ode n.  A short poetical composition proper to be set to music or sung; a lyric poem; esp., now, a poem characterized by sustained noble sentiment and appropriate dignity of style.
    Hangs odes upon hawthorns and elegies on brambles.   --Shak.
 O! run; prevent them with thy humble ode,
 And lay it lowly at his blessed feet.   --Milton.
 Ode factor, one who makes, or who traffics in, odes; -- used contemptuously.