Grieving, very disappointed, dejected, as in We were sick at heart when we learned of her predicament. This idiom, which transfers heart disease to unhappiness, was first recorded in 1581.
noun 1. a room or area for the treatment of the sick or injured, as on board a ship or at a boarding school sickbay sick·bay (sĭk’bā’) n. The hospital and dispensary of a ship. A place in which the sick or injured are treated.
noun 1. a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
noun 1. the bed used by a sick person. sickbed sick·bed (sĭk’běd’) n. A sick person’s bed.
- Sick building
noun a poorly maintained, often older, office building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper-respiratory conditions