Definition of sad
Examples of sad in a sentence
He's feeling sad because his pet died.
People were sad that he was leaving.
The experience left her sadder but wiser.
Have you heard the sad news about his wife's illness?
It'll be a sad day when you leave us.
a movie with a sad ending
He lived a sad life.
The sad fact of the matter is that they are right.
The new version is a sad imitation of the original movie.
We needed more money but, sad to say, there wasn't any.
Origin of sad
Middle English, from Old English sæd sated; akin to Old High German sat sated, Latin satis enough
First Known Use: 13th century
Definition of SAD
seasonal affective disorder
SAD Defined for Kids
Definition of sad for Students
1 : feeling or showing sorrow or unhappiness <I'm sad that you're leaving.> <The dog had sad eyes.>
2 : causing sorrow or unhappiness <sad news>
History for sad
The word sad goes far back into the past of the English language, though modern meanings such as “unhappy” or “causing sorrow” give us little idea of its history. It comes from the Old English word sæd, which meant “full, having had enough,” a sense matched by related words in other languages, such as German satt. In Middle English, sad continued to mean “full,” but it also developed many other senses, such as “firmly established, fixed,” “solid, weighty,” “sober, serious,” “true, real,” and “deep, intense (of a color).” The meaning “sorrowful” was in use fairly early, by about 1300, though strangely enough only this sense among all the others has lasted into modern English.
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