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SOD (sodded, sodding)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does SOD mean? 

SOD (noun)
  The noun SOD has 4 senses:

1. surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
2. an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen
3. someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
4. an informal British term for a youth or man

  Familiarity information: SOD used as a noun is uncommon.


SOD (verb)
  The verb SOD has 1 sense:

1. cover with sod

  Familiarity information: SOD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOD (noun)


Sense 1sod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

greensward; sod; sward; turf

Hypernyms ("sod" is a kind of...):

ground; land; soil (material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sod"):

divot (a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club))


Sense 2SOD [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

superoxide dismutase; SOD

Context example:

oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes

Hypernyms ("SOD" is a kind of...):

enzyme (any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions)


Sense 3sod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bugger; sodomite; sodomist; sod

Hypernyms ("sod" is a kind of...):

degenerate; deviant; deviate; pervert (a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior)


Sense 4sod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal British term for a youth or man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink

Hypernyms ("sod" is a kind of...):

bozo; cat; guy; hombre (an informal term for a youth or man)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; 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)


SOD (verb)


Sense 1sod [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with sod

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "sod" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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