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Sod·om 1

A city of ancient Palestine possibly located south of the Dead Sea. In the Bible, it was destroyed along with Gomorrah because of its wickedness and depravity.

Sod·om 2

or sod·om  (sŏd′əm)
A place well known for vice and corruption.

[After Sodom1.]


1. (Bible) Old Testament a city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24)
2. this city as representing homosexuality
3. any place notorious for depravity


(ˈsɒd əm)

1. an ancient city destroyed because of its wickedness. Gen. 18–19.
2. any corrupt, vice-ridden place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sodom - any location known for vice and corruptionsodom - any location known for vice and corruption
location - a point or extent in space
2.Sodom - (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine


[ˈsɒdəm] NSodoma f


nSodom nt; Sodom and GomorrhaSodom und Gomorr(h)a
References in classic literature ?
In particular, hardened though I am, it astonishes me that men WITH FAMILIES should care to live in this Sodom.
I had always, I confess, been brought up to think of Paris as a sort of Sodom and Gomorrah in one.
In their gamesome but still serious way, one whispers to the other --"Jack, he's robbed a widow;" or,"Joe, do you mark him; he's a bigamist;" or,"Harry lad, I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom.
Just so must Lot have left Sodom, when he expected fire to pour down upon it, out of burning brass clouds.
Had the apples of Sodom turned to ashes in my mouth, I could not have felt a more startling revulsion.
In the valley of Siddim were five - Adrah, Zeboin, Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah.
Witness the Streets of SODOM, and that night In GIBEAH, when hospitable Dores Yielded thir Matrons to prevent worse rape.
Scylla and Cha--confound it, I thought it was Sodom and Gomorrah
And the only reason why the land don't sink under it, like Sodom and Gomorrah, is because it is used in a way infinitely better than it is.
Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained from the sky to destroy them all.
Whose wife disobeyed instructions not to look back at Sodom burning and was turned into a pillar of salt?
But from the Bible, we learned how God sent two angels to rescue Lot and his family before He rained fire to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.