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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sad /ˈsæd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sad a. [Compar. Sadder superl. Saddest.]
 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. 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.
 3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors. Sad-colored clothes.”
    Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors.   --Mortimer.
 4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. [Obs.] “Ripe and sad courage.”
    Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman.
    Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties.   --Ld. Berners.
 5. 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.
 6. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
 7. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. [Colloq.] Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.”
 Note: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.]
 Syn: -- Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sad, v. t. To make sorrowful; to sadden. [Obs.]
    How it sadded the minister's spirits!   --H. Peters.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad
             because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you
             should forget and smile / Than that you should
             remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti [ant: glad]
      2: of things that make you feel sad; "sad news"; "she doesn't
         like sad movies"; "it was a very sad story"; "When I am
         dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina
      3: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
         "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape";
         "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing,
          lamentable, pitiful, sorry]
      [also: saddest, sadder]