- The definition of sick is to have an illness, to be tired of something or sorrowful about something.
- An example of sick is having the flu.
- An example of sick is being tired of going shopping.
- An example of sick is to be annoyed at constantly being lied to by an employee.
- Sick is defined as a group of people collectively who are ill.
An example of sick is the group of people in a cancer wing in a hospital.
sick definition by Webster's New World
- suffering from disease or illness; unwell; ill: in this sense, now rare or literary in England
- having nausea; vomiting or about to vomit: the predominant sense in England
- characteristic of or accompanying sickness: a sick expression
- of or for sick people: sick leave
- deeply disturbed or distressed; extremely upset, as by grief, disappointment, disgust, failure, etc.
- disgusted by reason of excess; annoyed or exasperated: usually with of: sick of such excusesoften sick and tired
- in poor condition; impaired; unsound
- having a great longing or nostalgia (for): sick for the hills
- of sickly color; pale
- having a discharge of the menses; menstruating
- mentally ill or emotionally disturbed
- Informal sadistic, morbid, or abnormally unwholesome: a sick joke
- ☆ Agric.
- incapable of producing an adequate yield of a certain crop: wheatsick soil
- infested with harmful microorganisms: a sick field
Origin: Middle English sik, seke ; from Old English seoc, akin to German siech ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seug-, to be troubled or grieved from source Armenian hiucanim, (I) am weakening
sick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective sick·er, sick·est
- a. Suffering from or affected with a physical illness; ailing.b. Of or for sick persons: sick wards.c. Nauseated.
- a. Mentally ill or disturbed.b. Unwholesome, morbid, or sadistic: a sick joke; a sick crime.
- Defective; unsound: a sick economy.
- a. Deeply distressed; upset: sick with worry.b. Disgusted; revolted.c. Weary; tired: sick of it all.d. Pining; longing: sick for his native land.
- a. In need of repairs: a sick ship.b. Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within: a sick office building.
- Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops: sick soil.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English sēoc.
sick - Medical Definition
- Suffering from or affected with a disease or disorder.
- Of or for sick persons.
- Mentally ill or disturbed.
- Constituting an unhealthy environment for those working or residing within, as of a building.
sick - Phrases/Idioms
sick and tired