- The definition of a sag is an act of drooping, bending or sinking, or a sunken place.
An example of a sag is a huge depression in the ground.
- Sag is defined as to drop down, droop or hang down unevenly.
An example of sag is for the middle of a bed to start caving in.
sag definition by Webster's New World
- to sink, bend, or curve, esp. in the middle, from weight or pressure
- to hang down unevenly or loosely
- to lose firmness, strength, or intensity; weaken through weariness, age, etc.; droop: sagging spirits
- to decline in price, value, sales, etc.
- Naut. to drift: to sag to leeward
Origin: Middle English saggen, probably ; from Scandinavian akin to Swedish sacka, Norwegian dialect, dialectal sakka, sagga ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sengw-, to sink
- the act or an instance of sagging
- the degree or amount of sagging
- ☆ a place of sagging; sunken or depressed place
sag definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb sagged sagged, sag·ging, sags verb, intransitive
- To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight.
- To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience: My spirits sagged after I had been rejected for the job.
- To decline, as in value or price: Stock prices sagged after a short rally.
- Nautical To drift to leeward.
- a. The act or an instance of sagging.b. The degree or extent to which something sags.
- A sagging area; a depression.
- A temporary decline in monetary value.
- Nautical A drift to leeward.
Origin: Middle English saggen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish sacka, to sink.
- sagˈgy adjective