AskDefine | Define sag

Dictionary Definition

sag n : a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat" [syn: droop]

Verb

1 droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness [syn: droop, swag, flag]
2 cause to sag; "The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably" [syn: sag down] [also: sagging, sagged]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. State of sinking or bending; sagging.
  2. The difference in elevation of a wire, cable, chain or rope suspended between two consecutive points.

Verb

  1. To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
  2. To lose firmness, elasticity, vigor, or a thriving state; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
  3. To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
  4. To cause to bend or give way; to load.

Anagrams

Afrikaans

Etymology

Dutch zacht

Adjective

sag

Icelandic

Etymology

From the verb saga ‘to saw’.

Noun

sag

Extensive Definition

Sag or SAG may refer to:
sag in German: SAG
sag in Esperanto: SAG
sag in Italian: SAG
sag in Kölsch: SAG (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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