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sod 1

 (sŏd)
n.
1. A section of grass-covered surface soil held together by matted roots; turf.
2. The ground, especially when covered with grass.
tr.v. sod·ded, sod·ding, sods
To cover with sod.

[Middle English, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch sode.]

sod 2

 (sŏd) Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
n.
1. A sodomite.
2. A person regarded as obnoxious or contemptible.
3. A fellow; a guy: "Poor sod, he almost got lucky for once" (Jack Higgins).
tr.v. sod·ded, sod·ding, sods
To damn.
Phrasal Verb:
sod off
Used in the imperative to dismiss someone angrily.

[Short for sodomite.]

sod

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

sod

(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. sod all slang nothing
interj
sod it a strong exclamation of annoyance
[C19: shortened from sodomite]
ˈsodding adj

sod

(sɒd)

n., v. sod•ded, sod•ding. n.
1. a section cut or torn from the surface of grassland, containing the matted roots of grass.
2. the surface of the ground, esp. when covered with grass; turf.
v.t.
3. to cover with sods or sod.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sode turf]

sod


Past participle: sodded
Gerund: sodding

Imperative
sod
sod
Present
I sod
you sod
he/she/it sods
we sod
you sod
they sod
Preterite
I sodded
you sodded
he/she/it sodded
we sodded
you sodded
they sodded
Present Continuous
I am sodding
you are sodding
he/she/it is sodding
we are sodding
you are sodding
they are sodding
Present Perfect
I have sodded
you have sodded
he/she/it has sodded
we have sodded
you have sodded
they have sodded
Past Continuous
I was sodding
you were sodding
he/she/it was sodding
we were sodding
you were sodding
they were sodding
Past Perfect
I had sodded
you had sodded
he/she/it had sodded
we had sodded
you had sodded
they had sodded
Future
I will sod
you will sod
he/she/it will sod
we will sod
you will sod
they will sod
Future Perfect
I will have sodded
you will have sodded
he/she/it will have sodded
we will have sodded
you will have sodded
they will have sodded
Future Continuous
I will be sodding
you will be sodding
he/she/it will be sodding
we will be sodding
you will be sodding
they will be sodding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sodding
you have been sodding
he/she/it has been sodding
we have been sodding
you have been sodding
they have been sodding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sodding
you will have been sodding
he/she/it will have been sodding
we will have been sodding
you will have been sodding
they will have been sodding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sodding
you had been sodding
he/she/it had been sodding
we had been sodding
you had been sodding
they had been sodding
Conditional
I would sod
you would sod
he/she/it would sod
we would sod
you would sod
they would sod
Past Conditional
I would have sodded
you would have sodded
he/she/it would have sodded
we would have sodded
you would have sodded
they would have sodded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sod - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass rootssod - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
divot - a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
2.SOD - an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen; "oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes"
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
3.sod - someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
4.sod - an informal British term for a youth or man; "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
guy, hombre, bozo, cat - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
Verb1.sod - cover with sod
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

sod

noun (Brit. informal) rogue, bastard (informal, offensive), scoundrel, devil, villain, imp, scally (Northwest English dialect), wretch, knave (archaic), ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scallywag (informal), good-for-nothing, miscreant, varmint (informal) some rotten stinking sod
Translations
juurikerrossiirtonurmi

sod

1 [sɒd] N [of earth] → terrón m, tepe m, césped m

sod

2 [sɒd] (Brit)
A. Ncabrón/ona m/f
you sod!¡cabrón!
he's a real sodes un auténtico cabrón
you lazy sod!¡vago!
some poor sodalgún pobre diablo
this job is a real sodeste trabajo es la monda
the lid is a sod to get offquitar la tapa hace sudar la gota gorda
sod's law (Brit) → ley f de la indefectible mala voluntad de los objetos inanimados
B. VT sod it!¡mierda!
sod him!¡que se joda!
sod off VI + ADV sod off!¡vete a la porra!

sod

[ˈsɒd]
n
(British) (= unpleasant person) → connard m
(British) (= unfortunate person) you poor sod! → pauvre vieux!, pauvre vieille!
the poor sod → le pauvre bougre
(British) (emphatic) sod all (= nothing at all) → que dalle
[earth] → motte f
vt (British) sod it! → et puis merde!
sod you! → va mourir!
sod him! → qu'il aille se faire foutre!
sod off
vi (British) sod off! → va te faire foutre!

sod

1
n (= turf)Grassode f; beneath the sod (liter)unter dem grünen Rasen (liter)

sod

2 (Brit inf)
n (mean, nasty) → Sau f (inf); the poor sodsdie armen Schweine (inf); you stupid sodblöde Sau! (inf)
vt sod it!verdammte Scheiße! (inf); sod him/youder kann/du kannst mich mal (inf)or mal am Arsch lecken (vulg)!

sod

1 [sɒd] n (liter) (of earth) → zolla erbosa

sod

2 [sɒd] n (Brit) (fam!) → stronzo/a (fam!)
you lazy sod! → pezzo di sfaticato!
poor sod! → povero diavolo!
sod off vi + adv (Brit) (fam!) sod off!levati dalle palle! (fam!)
References in classic literature ?
Our neighbours lived in sod houses and dugouts--comfortable, but not very roomy.
There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath; like those fabled undulations of the Ephesian sod over the buried Evangelist St.
and shows that the words really telegraphed by Reuter's agent were "Governor Queensland TURNS FIRST SOD," alluding to the Maryborough-Gympic Railway in course of construction.
She stands-- she sits--she staggers--she falls--she groans--she dies --and there are none of her children or grandchildren present, to wipe from her wrinkled brow the cold sweat of death, or to place beneath the sod her fallen remains.
Though Hareton has made him a standing jest for six weeks, and I have used more serious measures, and attempted to frighten him out of his idiotcy, he gets worse daily; and he'll be under the sod before summer, unless you restore him
And about Dickon's mother--and the skipping-rope--and the moor with the sun on it--and about pale green points sticking up out of the black sod.
he murmured, "tell the brave hearts to lay me there with the green sod under my head and feet.
Again, he saw a blue wave dash with such thunderous force against a gray obstruction that it seemed to clear the earth of it and leave nothing but trampled sod.
The big heart and the strong arm," said he, "lie buried beneath that sod.
We have broken the spring of our powers; life must be all suffering--too feeble to conceive faith--death must be darkness--God, spirits, religion can have no place in our collapsed minds, where linger only hideous and polluting recollections of vice; and time brings us on to the brink of the grave, and dissolution flings us in--a rag eaten through and through with disease, wrung together with pain, stamped into the churchyard sod by the inexorable heel of despair.
The expedients of the pioneers who first broke ground in the settlement of this country are succeeded by the permanent improvements of the yeoman who intends to leave his remains to moulder under the sod which he tills, or perhaps of the son, who, born in the land, piously wishes to linger around the grave of his father.
When the neck of the cache is nearly level with the surrounding surface, the sod is again fitted in with the utmost exactness, and any bushes, stocks, or stones, that may have originally been about the spot, are restored to their former places.