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Meaning of sad by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. ( medicine ) seasonal affective disorder
    2. standard American diet

    See also


    • ads, ASD, SDA

Explanation of sad by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. bad

    2. her clothes were in sad shape
    3. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

    4. feeling sad because his dog had died
      Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad- Christina Rossetti
    5. of things that make you feel sad

    6. sad news
      she doesn't like sad movies
      it was a very sad story
      When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me- Christina Rossetti

    Definition of sad by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Sad ( săd ), a. [Compar. Sadder ( săddẽr ); superl. Saddest.] [OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. saed satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. saðr, saddr, Goth. saþs, Lith. sotus, L. sat, satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. ἄμεναι to satiate, ἄδνη enough. Cf. Assets, Sate, Satiate, Satisfy, Satire.]
      1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. [Obs.]

      Yet of that art they can not waxen sad,

      For unto them it is a bitter sweet. Chaucer.

      2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. [Obs., except in a few phrases; as, “sad bread”.]

      His hand, more sad than lump of lead. Spenser.

      Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. Mortimer.

      3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors. “Sad-colored clothes.” Walton.

      Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors. Mortimer.

      4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. [Obs.] “Ripe and sad courage.” Chaucer.

      Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman. Bacon.

      Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties. Ld. Berners.

      5. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.

      First were we sad, fearing you would not come;

      Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. Shak.

      The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad. Milton.

      6. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, “a sad accident; a sad misfortune”.

      7. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. [Colloq.] “Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.” I. Taylor.

      ☞ Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, “sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like”.

      Sad bread, heavy bread. [Scot. & Local, U.S.] Bartlett.

      Syn. -- Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.

    2. Sad, v. t. To make sorrowful; to sadden. [Obs.]

      How it sadded the minister's spirits! H. Peters.

    3. SAD n. Seasonal affective disorder. [Acron.]