sad

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See also: SAD, säd, sąd, sáð, and сад

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sad, from Old English sæd (sated, full), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (sated, satisfied), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂- (to satiate, satisfy).

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sad (comparative sadder or more sad, superlative saddest or most sad)

  1. (heading) Emotionally negative.
    1. Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.
      She gets sad when he's away.
      • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
        First were we sad, fearing you would not come; / Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
      • John Milton (1608-1674)
        The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad.
    2. Appearing sorrowful.
      The puppy had a sad little face.
    3. Causing sorrow; lamentable.
      It's a sad fact that most rapes go unreported.
      • G. K. Chesterton
        The Great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, / For all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad.
      • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, in The China Governess[1]:
        The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.
    4. Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.
      That's the saddest-looking pickup truck I've ever seen.
      • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.127:
        Heaven knows what cash he got, or blood he spilt, / A sad old fellow was he, if you please [].
    5. Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
      • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, II.5:
        this is either used crude, and called Sulphur Vive, and is of a sadder colour; or after depuration, such as we have in magdeleons of rolls, of a lighter yellow.
      • Izaak Walton (c.1594-1683)
        sad-coloured clothes
      • John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
        Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colours.
  2. (obsolete) Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.
  3. (obsolete) Steadfast, valiant.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: Enprynted and fynysshed in thabbey Westmestre [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur by Syr Thomas Malory; the Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, Ph.D.; with an Essay on Malory’s Prose Style by Andrew Lang, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Book V:
      And thus they strekyn forth into the stremys, many sadde hunderthes.
  4. (obsolete) Dignified, serious, grave.
  5. (obsolete) Naughty; troublesome; wicked.
    • Isaac Taylor (1787–1865)
      Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.
  6. (slang) Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.
    I can't believe you use drugs; you're so sad!
  7. (dialect) Soggy (to refer to pastries).
  8. (obsolete) Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
    sad bread
    • Edmund Spenser (c.1552–1599)
      his hand, more sad than lump of lead
    • John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
      Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sad (plural sads)

  1. Alternative form of saad

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See Russian сад (sad)

Noun[edit]

sad m

  1. orchard

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Further reading[edit]

  • sad in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sad in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

sad

  1. past tense of sidde

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sad

  1. Romanization of 𐍃𐌰𐌳

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *sadek.

Noun[edit]

sad

  1. precipitiation (hail, rain, snow)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

sad

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sadъ (plant, garden). Cognate with Upper Sorbian sad, Polish sad (orchard), Czech sad (orchard), Russian сад (sad, orchard, garden), Old Church Slavonic садъ (sadŭ, plant, garden).

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Noun[edit]

sad m

  1. fruit (food)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂- (to satiate, satisfy).

Adjective[edit]

sad (comparative sadoro, superlative sadost)

  1. full, sated, satiated
  2. weary

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German sat

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sadъ.

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Noun[edit]

sad m inan (diminutive sadek)

  1. orchard

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English sæd.

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sad (comparative sadder, superlative saddest)

  1. grave, serious
  2. strange, remarkable
  3. sad

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *sьda, *sьgoda.

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Adverb[edit]

sȁd (Cyrillic spelling са̏д)

  1. now
  2. currently
  3. presently

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *saditi (to plant),
compare saditi and Russian сад (sad)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sȃd m (Cyrillic spelling са̑д)

  1. plantation nursery
  2. a young plant from a plantation nursery
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • sad” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • sad” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sad m (genitive singular sadu, nominative plural sady, genitive plural sadov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. garden, orchard, plantation

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References[edit]

  • sad in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sád m inan (genitive sadú or sáda, nominative plural sadôvi or sádi)

  1. fruit

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Wakhi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tajik сад (sad).

Numeral[edit]

sad

  1. hundred