Definition of Sodom in English:


proper noun

  • 1A town in ancient Palestine, probably south of the Dead Sea. According to Gen. 19:24 it was destroyed by fire from heaven, together with Gomorrah, for the wickedness of its inhabitants.

    1. 1.1as noun a Sodom A wicked or depraved place.
      ‘the city has always been more than a tawdry Sodom and Gomorrah’
      • ‘Some may call Gotham City a Sodom and Gomorra of the modern era, but even with its faults and abundance of vice, there are still good people there trying to survive.’
      • ‘She is as determined as a Panzer tank to hold her course in the midst of this Sodom and Gomorrah.’
      • ‘‘We want to stop the hurried flight of humanity towards a Sodom and Gomorra situation, and we want to save it,’ he added.’
      • ‘Clearly only a man of iron self-discipline can be trusted in such a Sodom.’