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Definition of "sod" [sod]

  • A section of grass-covered surface soil held together by matted roots; turf. (noun)
  • The ground, especially when covered with grass. (noun)
  • To cover with sod. (verb-transitive)
  • A sodomite. (noun)
  • A person regarded as obnoxious or contemptible. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sod" in a sentence
  • "It seemed as if I should never be satisfied till I had felt the sod under my feet, —sod in the Mulberry Bend!"
  • "In the 1800's Americans used to live out on the prairies in sod huts before the days of the microwave burrito."
  • "Not only does it take time to cut, compose and hammer, but the sod is uneasy too."