sod
Pronunciation Noun

sod (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) 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.
  2. Turf grown and cut specifically for the establishment of lawns.
    The landscapers rolled sod onto the bare earth and made a presentable lawn by nightfall.
Related terms Translations Translations Verb

sod (sods, present participle sodding; past and past participle sodded)

  1. To cover with sod.
    He sodded the worn areas twice a year.
Translations Noun

sod (plural sods)

  1. (British, vulgar) Sodomite; bugger.
  2. (British, slang, mildly pejorative, formerly considered vulgar) A person, usually male; often qualified with an adjective.
    You mean old sod!
    poor sod
    unlucky sod
    You silly sod
Translations
  • Russian: пидор
Translations
  • Russian: чувак
Interjection
  1. (UK, vulgar) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
Verb

sod (sods, present participle sodding; past and past participle sodded)

  1. (transitive, British, slang, vulgar) Bugger; sodomize.
  2. (transitive, British, slang, vulgar) Damn, curse, confound.
    Sod him!, Sod it!, Sod that bastard!
Verb
  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of seethe
Adjective

sod

  1. (obsolete) Boiled.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , New York, 2001, p.223:
      Beer, if it be over-new, or over-stale, over-strong, or not sod, […] is most unwholesome, frets, and galls, etc.
  2. (Australia, of bread) Sodden; incompletely risen.
    sod damper
Noun

sod (plural sods)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A damper (bread) which has failed to rise, remaining a flat lump.
    • 1954, Tom Ronan, Vision Splendid, quoted in Tom Burton, Words in Your Ear, Wakefield Press (1999), ISBN 1-86254-475-1, page 120:
      And Mart the cook the shovel took / And swung the damper to and fro. / 'Another sod, so help me God, / That's fourteen in a flamin' row.
Noun

sod (plural sods)

  1. The rock dove.

SOD
Noun

sod

  1. Abbreviation of superoxide dismutase.
  2. (business) Abbreviation of start#English|start of day#English|day.

SoD
Noun

sod (uncountable)

  1. (security) Initialism of separation of duties



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