sod

1
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

noun

a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
the surface of the ground, especially when covered with grass; turf; sward.

verb (used with object), sod·ded, sod·ding.

to cover with sods or sod.

Origin of sod

1
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf
Related formssod·less, adjective

Definition for sod (2 of 4)

sod

2
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /

verb Archaic.

simple past tense of seethe.

Definition for sod (3 of 4)

sod

3
[ sod ]
/ sɒd /
Chiefly British Slang.

noun

sodomite; homosexual.
chap; fellow; guy.
child; kid; brat.

verb (used with object), sod·ded, sod·ding.

to damn: Sod the bloody bastard!

Verb Phrases

sod off, to leave (usually as an imperative): Why don't you just sod off!
Compare bugger1.

Origin of sod

3
1875–80; by shortening of sodomite

Definition for sod (4 of 4)

seethe

[ seeth ]
/ sið /

verb (used without object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.


verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sod·den or sod; seeth·ing.

to soak or steep.
to cook by boiling or simmering; boil.

noun

the act of seething.
the state of being agitated or excited.

Origin of seethe

before 900; Middle English; Old English sēothan; cognate with German sieden, Swedish sjuda
Related formsseeth·ing·ly, adverbun·seethed, adjectiveun·seeth·ing, adjective

Synonym study

2. See boil1.
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British Dictionary definitions for sod (1 of 3)

sod

1
/ (sɒd) /

noun

a piece of grass-covered surface soil held together by the roots of the grass; turf
poetic the ground

verb sods, sodding or sodded

(tr) to cover with sods

Word Origin for sod

C15: from Low German; compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sode; related to Old Frisian sātha

British Dictionary definitions for sod (2 of 3)

sod

2
/ (sɒd) slang, mainly British /

noun

a person considered to be obnoxious
a jocular word for a personthe poor sod hasn't been out for weeks
sod all slang nothing

interjection

sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
See also sod off
Derived Formssodding, adjective

Word Origin for sod

C19: shortened from sodomite

British Dictionary definitions for sod (3 of 3)

seethe

/ (siːð) /

verb

(intr) to boil or to foam as if boiling
(intr) to be in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
(tr) to soak in liquid
(tr) archaic to cook or extract the essence of (a food) by boiling

noun

the act or state of seething

Word Origin for seethe

Old English sēothan; related to Old Norse sjōtha, Old High German siodan to seethe
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