sod

1 [sod]
noun
1.
a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
2.
the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.
verb (used with object), sodded, sodding.
3.
to cover with sods or sod.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf

sodless, adjective
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sod

2 [sod]
verb Archaic.
simple past tense of seethe.

sod

3 [sod] Chiefly British Slang.
noun
1.
sodomite; homosexual.
2.
chap; fellow; guy.
3.
child; kid; brat.
verb (used with object), sodded, sodding.
4.
to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!
Verb phrases
5.
sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative): Why don't you just sod off!
Compare bugger1.


Origin:
1875–80; by shortening of sodomite

seethe

[seeth]
verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething.
1.
to surge or foam as if boiling.
2.
to be in a state of agitation or excitement.
3.
Archaic. to boil.
verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething.
4.
to soak or steep.
5.
to cook by boiling or simmering; boil.
noun
6.
the act of seething.
7.
the state of being agitated or excited.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English sēothan; cognate with German sieden, Swedish sjuda

seethingly, adverb
unseethed, adjective
unseething, adjective


2. See boil1.
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seethe (siːð)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to boil or to foam as if boiling
2.  (intr) to be in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
3.  (tr) to soak in liquid
4.  archaic (tr) to cook or extract the essence of (a food) by boiling
 
n
5.  the act or state of seething
 
[Old English sēothan; related to Old Norse sjōtha, Old High German siodan to seethe]

sod1 (sɒd)
 
n
1.  a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
2.  poetic the ground
 
vb , sods, sodding, sodded
3.  (tr) to cover with sods
 
[C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha]

sod2 (sɒd)
 
n
1.  a person considered to be obnoxious
2.  a jocular word for a person: the poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
3.  slang sod all nothing
 
interj
4.  sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
 
[C19: shortened from sodomite]
 
'sodding2
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

seethe
O.E. seoþan "to boil" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, pp. soden), from P.Gmc. *seuthanan (cf. O.N. sjoða, O.Fris. siatha, Du. zieden, O.H.G. siodan, Ger. sieden "to seethe"), from PIE base *seut- "to seethe, boil." Driven out of its literal meaning by
boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Fig. use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1588 (implied in seething). It had wider fig. uses in O.E., e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated weak, and pp. sodden (q.v.) no longer felt as connected.

sod
"slice of earth with grass on it," c.1420, apparently from M.Du. sode "turf," M.L.G. sode, or O.Fris. satha "sod," all of uncertain origin. The (old) sod "Ireland" is from 1812.

sod
term of abuse, 1818, short for sodomite (see sodomy). British colloquial sod-all "nothing" is attested from 1958.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SOD
superoxide dismutase
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Bible Dictionary

Seethe definition


to boil (Ex. 16:23).

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Example sentences
Fabric is sod against the skin, and zippers work smooth.
They said that if the sod was overturned and wheat was planted then that would
  cause more rain to fall.
Nearby, bulldozers plow acres of sod into an ever-rising mound.
Crooks used a rented sod cutter to remove unwanted sections of turf.
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