- an ancient city destroyed, with Gomorrah, because of its wickedness. Gen. 18–19.
- any very sinful, corrupt, vice-ridden place.
Examples from the Web for sodom
I like to think of Shooters as Sodom and Gomorrah, reimagined for the modern world.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
Despite provoking some fire-and-brimstone responses, I didn't plan to look back at Sodom.Avoiding Sodom: It's About Policy, Not Charity
September 10, 2012
Not to put too fine a point on it, but in Sodom there would have been no problem passing the Ryan budget plan.
This is meant as hyperbole; the point is that "what's mine is mine" was public policy in Sodom.
In Sodom, the mob comes to get the strangers and the bleeding-heart liberal who tried to put a roof over their head.
I wish to Heaven the shower of Sodom would rain upon its terraces.'Alroy
I think Mr. Soule will be glad to get away from this "Sodom."Letters from Port Royal
Abraham in his plea for Sodom is the first great example of it.George Muller of Bristol
Arthur T. Pierson
The apples are the apples of Sodom, everywhere in the world.Classic French Course in English
William Cleaver Wilkinson
We prefer the scorched desert of Sodom to the garden of Eden.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
- Old Testament a city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24)
- this city as representing homosexuality
- any place notorious for depravity
Word Origin and History for sodom
"wicked or corrupt place," 1640s, from the sinful city in ancient Palestine, said to have been destroyed, with neighboring Gomorrah, by fire from heaven (Gen. xviii-xix). From Hebrew s'dom, of unknown origin.