(Sod), n. [Akin to LG. sode, D. zode, OD. sode, soode, OFries. satha, and E. seethe. So named
from its sodden state in wet weather. See Seethe.] That stratum of the surface of the soil which is
filled with the roots of grass, or any portion of that surface; turf; sward.
She there shall dress a sweeter sodCollins.
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
(Sod), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sodden; p. pr. & vb. n. Sodding.] To cover with sod; to turf.
Caustic soda, sodium hydroxide. Cooking soda, sodium bicarbonate. [Colloq.] Sal soda.
See Sodium carbonate, under Sodium. Soda alum (Min.), a mineral consisting of the hydrous
sulphate of alumina and soda. Soda ash, crude sodium carbonate; so called because formerly
obtained from the ashes of sea plants and certain other plants, as saltwort See under Sodium. Soda
fountain, an apparatus for drawing soda water, fitted with delivery tube, faucets, etc. Soda lye, a
lye consisting essentially of a solution of sodium hydroxide, used in soap making. Soda niter. See
Nitratine. Soda salts, salts having sodium for the base; specifically, sodium sulphate or Glauber's
salts. Soda waste, the waste material, consisting chiefly of calcium hydroxide and sulphide, which
accumulates as a useless residue or side product in the ordinary Leblanc process of soda manufacture;
called also alkali waste. Soda water, originally, a beverage consisting of a weak solution of sodium
bicarbonate, with some acid to cause effervescence; now, in common usage, a beverage consisting of
water highly charged with carbon dioxide (carbonic acid). Fruit sirups, cream, etc., are usually added to
give flavor. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic. Washing soda, sodium carbonate. [Colloq.]
(So"da) n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid;
solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See Solid.] (Chem.) (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide.
(b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate.
(So*da"ic) a. Pertaining to, or containing, soda. "Sodaic powder." Ure.
(So"da*lite) n. [Soda + - lite: cf. F. sodalithe.] (Min.) A mineral of a white to blue or gray
color, occuring commonly in dodecahedrons, also massive. It is a silicate of alumina and soda with some
(So*dal"i*ty) n.; pl. Sodalities [L. sodalitas, fr. sodalis a comrade.]
1. A fellowship or fraternity; a brotherhood.
2. (R.C.Ch.) Specifically, a lay association for devotion or for charitable purposes.
(Sod*am"ide) n. (Chem.) A greenish or reddish crystalline substance, NaNH2, obtained by
passing ammonia over heated sodium.
(Sod"den) a. [p. p. of Seethe.] Boiled; seethed; also, soaked; heavy with moisture; saturated; as,
sodden beef; sodden bread; sodden fields.
(Sod"den), v. i. To be seethed; to become sodden.
(Sod"den), v. t. To soak; to make heavy with water.
(Sod"den-wit`ted) a. Heavy; dull. Shak.
(Sod"dy) a. [From Sod.] Consisting of sod; covered with sod; turfy. Cotgrave.
(Sod"er) n. & v. t. See Solder.
(So"dic) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to sodium; containing sodium.