The Collaborative International Dictionary
Seethe \Seethe\, v. t. [imp. Seethed( Sod, obs.); p. p. Seethed, Sodden; p. pr. & vb. n. Seething.] [OE. sethen, AS. se['o]?an; akin to D. sieden, OHG. siodan, G. sieden, Icel. sj??a, Sw. sjuda, Dan. syde, Goth. saubs a burnt offering. Cf. Sod, n., Sodden, Suds.] To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh. [Written also seeth.]
Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons
of the prophets.
--2 Kings iv. 38.
Sod \Sod\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The rock dove. [Prov. Eng.]
Sod \Sod\, obs. imp. of Seethe.
Sod \Sod\, n. [Akin to LG. sode, D. zode, OD. sode, soode, OFries. satha, and E. seethe. So named from its sodden state in wet weather. See Seethe.] That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Sod \Sod\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sodden; p. pr. & vb. n. Sodding.] To cover with sod; to turf.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) That stratum of the surface of the soil which is filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward. 2 Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns. vb. To cover with sod. Etymology 2
interj. (context UK vulgar English) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration. n. 1 (context British vulgar English) sodomite; bugger. 2 (context British slang mildly pejorative formerly considered vulgar English) A person, usually male; (non-gloss definition: often qualified with an adjective). vb. 1 (context transitive British slang vulgar English) bugger; sodomize. 2 (context transitive British slang vulgar English) Damn, curse, confound. Etymology 3
1 (context obsolete English) boiled. 2 (context Australia of bread English) Sodden; incompletely risen. n. (context Australia colloquial English) A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump. v
(context obsolete English) (en-simple pastseethe) Etymology 4
n. The rock dove.
Sod is grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots.
Sod may also refer to:
- Sod (word), UK offensive epithet, short for "sodomite"
- Sod's law, UK: if something can go wrong, it will
SOD or S.O.D. may refer to:
- Superoxide dismutase, a group of antioxidant enzymes
- Sudden oak death, a plant disease
- Small Outline Diode, an integrated circuit packaging type
- Septo-optic dysplasia, a congenital malformation syndrome of the optic nerve
- Soft On Demand, a Japanese porn company
- Spear of Destiny (video game), released in 1992
- Stormtroopers of Death, New York band from 1985 to 2007
- SOD (Wolfenstein 3D mod), an art mod based on the Wolfenstein 3D game
- Separation of duties or Segregation of Duties, for fraud and error prevention.
- Shannon-One-Design, a class of sailing dinghy
- Sod Ryan (1905–1964), American football player
- The Special Operations Division of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, dealing with telephone tapping
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"turf, slice of earth with grass on it," mid-15c., apparently from Middle Dutch sode "turf," or Middle Low German sode, both related to Old Frisian satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. Perhaps the notion is water saturation and the group is related to sog. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.
c.1400, "to cover with sod," from sod (n.). Related: Sodded; sodding.
in sod off (1960), British slang term of dismissal; see sod (n.2).
an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen; "oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes" [syn: superoxide dismutase]
an informal British term for a youth or man; "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Usage examples of "sod".
Maiden Court had stood four-square to the wind since its first owner, a wild Norman nobleman, who had dug its first sod and had relished the battle to wrest its acres from the forest, had laid azide his battle dress and founded his family, and that was good enough for Harry.
So they filled their fantasy world with fabulous machines -- machines that ploughed the sod, cut and baled the grain, even milked the cattle.
I longed to get this troublesome matter safely over, and I knew that I could not regard myself as out of the wood till the poor lay-sister was under the sod.
Therefore more equipment had to be taken along and cached, simply to resupply the berg ens This was what was in the jerricans and two sandbags, one containing more NEC kit, the other more food plus any batteries and odds and sods.
For the next hour, Lydia pumped and hauled buckets of water, turned over sod with a borrowed shovel, and mopped her sweating brow.
They had a fat flock of sheep and fine cows for milk, their seter was large and well covered with living sod and surrounded by sturdy outbuildings, and in addition to their bond servants, they could afford a shepherd in winter, two hired men to tend the fields and mend the walls, and a dairymaid.
I welt him with a chunk of wood, grab the bag, nip back to the car and we sodded off back home.
If they were going to boot him out of the Force, let it be for something spectacular, not for being late with the sodding crime statistics.
All the same he complained to me bitterly that the effing media had snapped him coming through the main gate and he could do without their sodding attentions, the obscene so and sos.
Old Angie took everything seriously, always going on about mortal sin, and I got sodding tired of it, and of her, tell the truth.
To get back in his good books I need a quick confession and no sodding about.
No, the guy who needed chopping off at the knees was the sodding journalist.
On these lands it is usually grown in long rotations for pasture and also for hay, and when the sod is again plowed, it is followed by corn, potatoes, rape, and grains grown for soiling uses, since such land has naturally high adaptation for these.
The blizzard winds had blown earth from the fields where the sod was broken, and had mixed it with snow packed in so tightly in the railroad cuts that snowplows could not move it.
He relaxed the checking pressure on the bit and let the gray dun start down the slope to the hollow where the homesteader was plowing up the virgin sod.