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Syllabification: sod
Pronunciation: /säd
 
/

noun

(the sod)
1The surface of the ground, with the grass growing on it.
Example sentences
  • I chunked my stuff on the sod and lay down next to it.
  • Heavy grazing the previous fall is essential to weaken and open up the sod when tillage or chemical control of the sod are not used.
  • Put plastic runners on both sides of the trench to avoid damage to your lawn, one runner for the sod and the other runner for the dirt.
1.1A piece of this, usually sold in rolls and used to start a new lawn, athletic field, etc.
Example sentences
  • Remove dead patches along with 3 to 4 inches of soil underneath; fill the hole with a fresh piece of sod, as shown above, or overseed.
  • Then either seed, plant new plugs, or insert a fresh piece of sod cut to fit the damaged area.
  • You can make an instant lawn of buffalo grass using sod, or for a fraction of the cost and a couple months of establishment time, use seed.

verb (sods, sodding, sodded)

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Cover with sod or pieces of turf: the stadium has been sodded
More example sentences
  • After construction was completed, we installed the remaining plants and sodded the lawn.
  • We planted and sodded the lawn and installed an irrigation system throughout.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German sode, of unknown ultimate origin.

Phrases

the old sod

1
One’s native country.
Example sentences
  • Anyone who has the occasion, who has Irish lineage and returns to the old sod, as they say, is pleasantly surprised by the welcome.
  • There is a growing interest with people who once were residents of Tubbercurry, but now reside in England or America, to keep close contact with the old sod by way of the Internet and the local press is one such source of information for them.
  • The program will feature the Scots-Irish influences in the sessions that might have been played by the men themselves on the bagpipes, recorders and fiddles that had accompanied them from the old sod.

under the sod

2
Dead and buried in a grave.
Example sentences
  • On April 10, 1943, Lees-Milne wrote, ‘I would like this diary to entertain two or three generations ahead when I am under the sod.’
  • He has property enough to make us independent but that will be valuable only, when we are under the Sod.
  • Time will run to seed when we are under the sod; there'll be time enough and to spare then.

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sod2

Syllabification: sod
Pronunciation: /säd
 
/
chiefly British vulgar slang

noun

1An unpleasant or obnoxious person.
1.1A person of a specified kind.
1.2Something that is difficult or causes problems.

verb (sods, sodding, sodded)

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1Used to express one’s anger or annoyance at someone or something.
1.1 [no object] (sod off) [in imperative] Go away.
1.2 (as adjective sodding) Used as a general term of contempt.

Origin

early 19th century: abbreviation of sodomite.

Phrases

sod all

1
Absolutely nothing.

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