Definition of Sodom in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A town in ancient Palestine, probably south of the Dead Sea. According to Genesis, 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.
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘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.’