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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.