The goal of this website is to be a safe for souls website advancing Catholic thinking and education. When editing, please adhere to the Content Standards.
Some images have been enhanced for teaching purposes and may not be identical to the original artwork.
Sick, a. [compar. Sicker; superl. Sickest.] Etym: [oe. sek, sik, ill, As. seóc; akin to os. siok, seoc, ofries. siak, d. ziek, g. siech, Ohg. sioh, icel. sj, sw. sjuk, dan. syg, goth. siuks ill, siukan to Be ill.]
1. Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health.
See the synonym under illness.
Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. Mark i. 30.
Behold them that are sick with famine. Jer. xiv. 18.
2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick
At the stomach; a sick headache.
3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to
Be sick of flattery.
He was not so sick of his master as of his work. L'estrange.
4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.
So great is his antipathy against episcopacy, that, if a seraphim himself should be a bishop, he would either find or make some sick feathers in his wings. Fuller.
Sick bay (naut.), an apartment in a vessel, used as the ship's hospital.
-- sick bed, the bed upon which a person lies sick.
-- sick berth, an apartment for the sick in a ship of war.
-- sick headache (med.), a variety of headache attended with disorder of the stomach and nausea.
-- sick list, a list containing the names of the sick.
-- sick room, a room in which a person lies sick, or to which he is confined by sickness.
Note: [these terms, sick bed, sick berth, etc., are also written both hyphened and solid.]
-- diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed; weak; ailing; feeble; morbid.
Defn: sickness. [obs.] Chaucer.
Sick, v. i.
Defn: to fall sick; to sicken. [obs.] Shak.
Media in category "Sick"
The following 40 files are in this category, out of 40 total.