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SAD, a. [It is probable this word is from the root of set. I have not found the word is from the root of set. I have not found the word in the English sense, in any other language.]

1. Sorrowful; affected with grief; cast down with affliction.

Th' angelic guards ascended, mute and sad.

Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life.

2. Habitually melancholy; gloomy; not gay or cheerful.

See in her cell sad Eloisa spread.

3. Downcast; gloomy; having the external appearance of sorrow; as a sad countenance. Matt. 6.

4. Serious; grave; not gay, light or volatile.

Lady Catherine, a sad and religious woman.

5. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

6. Dark colored.

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

[This sense is, I believe, entirely obsolete.]

7. Bad; vexatious; as a sad husband. [Colloquial.]

8. Heavy; weighty; ponderous.

With that his hand more sad than lump of lead. Obs.

9. Close; firm; cohesive; opposed to light or friable.

Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. Obs.

[The two latter senses indicate that the primary sense is set, fixed.]



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SAD, a. [It is probable this word is from the root of set. I have not found the word is from the root of set. I have not found the word in the English sense, in any other language.]

1. Sorrowful; affected with grief; cast down with affliction.

Th' angelic guards ascended, mute and sad.

Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life.

2. Habitually melancholy; gloomy; not gay or cheerful.

See in her cell sad Eloisa spread.

3. Downcast; gloomy; having the external appearance of sorrow; as a sad countenance. Matt. 6.

4. Serious; grave; not gay, light or volatile.

Lady Catherine, a sad and religious woman.

5. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

6. Dark colored.

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

[This sense is, I believe, entirely obsolete.]

7. Bad; vexatious; as a sad husband. [Colloquial.]

8. Heavy; weighty; ponderous.

With that his hand more sad than lump of lead. Obs.

9. Close; firm; cohesive; opposed to light or friable.

Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. Obs.

[The two latter senses indicate that the primary sense is set, fixed.]

SAD, a. [In W. sad signifies wise, prudent, sober, permanent. It is probable this word is from the root of set. I have not found the word in the English sense, in any other language.]

  1. Sorrowful; affected with grief; cast down with affliction. Th' angelic guards ascended, mute and sad. – Milton. Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life. – Pope.
  2. Habitually melancholy; gloomy; not gay or cheerful. See in her cell sad Eloisa spread. – Pope.
  3. Downcast; gloomy; having the external appearance of sorrow; as, a sad countenance. – Matth. vi.
  4. Serious; grave; not gay, light or volatile. Lady Catherine, a sad and religious woman. – Bacon.
  5. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
  6. Dark colored. Woad or wade is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors. – Mortimer. [This sense is, I believe, entirely obsolete.]
  7. Bad; vexatious; as, a sad husband. [Colloquial.] – Addison.
  8. Heavy; weighty; ponderous. With that his hand more sad than lump of lead. Spenser. [Obs.]
  9. Close; firm; cohesive; opposed to light or friable. Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. Mortimer. [Obs.] [The two latter senses indicate that the primary sense is set, fixed; W. sadiaw, to make firm.]

Sad
  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. To make sorrowful; to sadden.

    [Obs.]

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
  8. 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.

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SAD, adjective [It is probable this word is from the root of set. I have not found the word is from the root of set. I have not found the word in the English sense, in any other language.]

1. Sorrowful; affected with grief; cast down with affliction.

Th' angelic guards ascended, mute and sad

SAD for their loss, but joyful of our life.

2. Habitually melancholy; gloomy; not gay or cheerful.

See in her cell sad Eloisa spread.

3. Downcast; gloomy; having the external appearance of sorrow; as a sad countenance. Matthew 6:16.

4. Serious; grave; not gay, light or volatile.

Lady Catherine, a sad and religious woman.

5. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

6. Dark colored.

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

[This sense is, I believe, entirely obsolete.]

7. Bad; vexatious; as a sad husband. [Colloquial.]

8. Heavy; weighty; ponderous.

With that his hand more sad than lump of lead. obsolete

9. Close; firm; cohesive; opposed to light or friable.

Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad obsolete

[The two latter senses indicate that the primary sense is set, fixed.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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1. A taking of the person, goods or estate by a writ or precept in a civil action, to secure a debt or demand.

2. A writ directing the person or estate of a person to be taken, to secure his appearance before a court. In England, the first notice to appear in court is by summons; and if the defendant disobeys this monition, a writ of attachment issues, commanding the sheriff to attach him, by taking gage, or security in goods, which he forfeits by non-appearance, or by making him find safe pledges or sureties for his appearance. But in trespasses, an attachment is more generally the first process, and in some states, the writ of attachment issues at first against the property or person of the defendant. In Connecticut, this writ issues against the person, goods or land, in the first instance, commanding to take the goods and estate of the defendant, if to be found; or otherwise, to take his body. In England, witnesses not appearing upon a summons, may be taken by attachment; a process called with us a capias. Attachments also issue against persons for contempt of court. The court of attachments, in England, is held before the verderors of the forest, to attach and try offenders against vert and vension.

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3. Close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; any passion or affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.

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