Sad bread, heavy bread. [Scot. & Local, U.S.] Bartlett.

Syn. — Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.

(Sad), v. t. To make sorrowful; to sadden. [Obs.]

How it sadded the minister's spirits!
H. Peters.

(||Sad"da) n. [Per. sad-dar the hundred gates or ways; sad a hundred + dar door, way.] A work in the Persian tongue, being a summary of the Zend- Avesta, or sacred books.

(Sad"den) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Saddening.] To make sad. Specifically: (a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.]

Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.

(b) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth. (c) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful.

Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene.

(Sad) a. [Compar. Sadder ; supperl. Saddest.] [OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. sæd satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. saðr, saddr, Goth. saþs, Lith. sotus, L. sat, satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. 'a`menai to satiate, 'a`dnh enough. Cf. Assets, Sate, Satiate, Satisfy, Satire.]

1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. [Obs.]

Yet of that art they can not waxen sad,
For unto them it is a bitter sweet.

2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. [Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread.]

His hand, more sad than lump of lead.

Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad.

3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; — said of colors. "Sad-colored clothes." Walton.

Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors.

4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. [Obs.] "Ripe and sad courage." Chaucer.

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.

The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad.

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." I. Taylor.

Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self- explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad- hearted, sad-looking, and the like.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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