[ sahd ]
/ sɑd /


the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of sād

From Arabic
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Examples from the Web for sads

  • I arrive at Edimbourg by a morning of the most sads; the sky grey, the earth wet, the air humid.

British Dictionary definitions for sads (1 of 3)


/ (sædz) /

n acronym for

sudden adult death syndrome: the sudden death of an apparently healthy adult, for which no cause can be found at postmortem

Word Origin for SADS

late C20: by analogy with SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)

British Dictionary definitions for sads (2 of 3)


abbreviation for

seasonal affective disorder

British Dictionary definitions for sads (3 of 3)


/ (sæd) /

adjective sadder or saddest


NZ to express sadness or displeasure strongly

Derived Forms

sadly, adverbsadness, noun

Word Origin for sad

Old English sæd weary; related to Old Norse sathr, Gothic saths, Latin satur, satis enough
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Medicine definitions for sads



seasonal affective disorder
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