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sod1

[sod] /sɒd/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf
Related forms
sodless, adjective

sod2

[sod] /sɒd/
verb, Archaic.
1.
simple past tense of seethe.

sod3

[sod] /sɒd/
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] /sið/
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
Related forms
seethingly, adverb
unseethed, adjective
unseething, adjective
Synonyms
2. See boil1 .
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Examples from the web for sod
  • 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.
  • The pitcher's mound was flattened and the field was covered with fresh sod.
  • Remove pavers, dig up the circles of sod, and set in pavers so they're flush with surrounding sod.
  • Someone with power is going to burn this sod in short order.
  • Drifts piled high against the walls of the sod houses.
  • The idea to build a forest was sparked when the group covered the area with rolls of sod as part of one of its many public events.
  • New evil is in sight, as the stars of the syndicated hits begin the season far from their home sod.
British Dictionary definitions for sod

sod1

/sɒd/
noun
1.
a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
2.
(poetic) the ground
verb sods, sodding, sodded
3.
(transitive) to cover with sods
Word Origin
C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha

sod2

/sɒd/
noun
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
interjection
4.
sod it, a strong exclamation of annoyance
See also sod off
Derived Forms
sodding, adjective
Word Origin
C19: shortened from sodomite

seethe

/siːð/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to boil or to foam as if boiling
2.
(intransitive) to be in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
3.
(transitive) to soak in liquid
4.
(transitive) (archaic) to cook or extract the essence of (a food) by boiling
noun
5.
the act or state of seething
Word Origin
Old English sēothan; related to Old Norse sjōtha, Old High German siodan to seethe
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Word Origin and History for sod
n.

"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.

term of abuse, 1818, short for sodomite (also see sodomy). British colloquial sod-all "nothing" is attested from 1958.

v.

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).

seethe

v.

Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."

Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sod

sod

noun

A male; man; guy • Chiefly British: Your lodge brother, your neighbor, the guy on the beat who's just a plain good sod (1818+)

verb

To curse and vilify; revile extremely; a DAMN, fuck, PISS ON someone or something: You do not send the Prime Minister to China to bargain for just an airport. Sod the airport

[fr sodomite and sodomize]


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Related Abbreviations for sod

SOD

superoxide dismutase
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sod in the Bible

to boil (Ex. 16:23).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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