What does Sodomy mean?

Definitions for Sodomyˈsɒd ə mi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sodomy, buggery, anal sex, anal intercourse(noun)

    intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman


  1. sodomy(Noun)

    immorality in general

  2. sodomy(Noun)

    any of various forms of sexual intercourse held to be unnatural, particularly bestiality.

  3. sodomy(Noun)

    anal sex

  4. Origin: From Sodom, where the Bible, in Genesis chapters 18 and 19 and elsewhere, suggests sexual depravity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sodomy(noun)

    carnal copulation in a manner against nature; buggery

  2. Origin: [From Sodom. a country mentioned in the Bible: cf. F. sodomite.]


  1. Sodomy

    Sodomy is any non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act, such as oral or anal sex, or sex between a person and an animal. The word is derived from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible. So-called "sodomy laws" in many countries criminalized not only these behaviors, but other disfavored sexual activities as well, but in the Western world, many of these laws have been overturned, or are not routinely enforced.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sodomy

    sod′om-i, n. unnatural sexuality, so called because imputed to the inhabitants of Sodom.—n. Sod′omite, an inhabitant of Sodom: one guilty of sodomy.—adj. Sodomit′ical.—adv. Sodomit′ically.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sodomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sodomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Winston Churchill:

    Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.

  2. Todd Spitzer:

    We don't want a judge that legislates from the bench, it's just unfathomable that the judge would try to describe what is a brutal sodomy.

  3. Elena Kakhtaryova:

    I'm against this phenomenon which is imposed on us, against homosexuality, against non-traditional values to put it mildly, or speaking (plain) Russian: against pederasty and sodomy.

  4. Edward Dahlberg:

    Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.

  5. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    The death penalty? Give me a break. It's easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state.

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