adjective, sick·er, sick·est.
- failing to sustain adequate harvests of some crop, usually specified: a wheat-sick soil.
- containing harmful microorganisms: a sick field.
Origin of sick1
Definition for sick (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Definition for sick (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), sicced or sicked [sikt] /sɪkt/, sic·cing or sick·ing.
Origin of sic1
Examples from the Web for sick
And not just sick in the body but in your mind, because you start obsessing.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We are the sick ones who torment trans people every day of their lives.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.
If she is sick or has an emergency, she forfeits any pay for that day.
Besides, it is needful to remember what star and what sign of the Zodiac rules the sick person.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
"To-morrow I will bring it to you," said the songstress, who knew the whims of the sick woman.The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
To-morrow it's going forward to the sick men in the forecastle.For Jacinta|Harold Bindloss
One evening the pastor, on his way from visiting a sick person, called in at Hans' house, and sat by the fire to warm himself.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
I wondered how Ayesha knew that Inez was sick, but being too tired to ask questions, merely bade him lead on.She and Allan|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for sick (1 of 5)
- suffering from ill health
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the sick
- of, relating to, or used by people who are unwellsick benefits
- (in combination)sickroom
Derived Formssickish, adjective
Word Origin for sick
British Dictionary definitions for sick (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for sick (3 of 5)
Word Origin for sic
British Dictionary definitions for sick (4 of 5)
verb sics, sicking or sicked (tr)
Word Origin for sic
British Dictionary definitions for sick (5 of 5)
Medicine definitions for sick
Culture definitions for sick
A Latin word for “thus,” used to indicate that an apparent error is part of quoted material and not an editorial mistake: “The learned geographer asserts that ‘the capital of the United States is Washingtown [sic].’”
Idioms and Phrases with sick
In addition to the idioms beginning with sick
- sick and tired
- sick as a dog
- sick at heart
- sick in bed
- sick joke
- sick to one's stomach
- call in sick
- get sick
- make one sick
- worried sick