Sick bay

Sick bay
Sick Sick, a. [Compar. {Sicker}; superl. {Sickest}.] [OE. sek, sik, ill, AS. se['o]c; akin to OS. siok, seoc, OFries. siak, D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sj?kr, 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}. [1913 Webster]

Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever. --Mark i. 30. [1913 Webster]

Behold them that are sick with famine. --Jer. xiv. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache. [1913 Webster]

3. Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to be sick of flattery. [1913 Webster]

He was not so sick of his master as of his work. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

4. Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Diseased; ill; disordered; distempered; indisposed; weak; ailing; feeble; morbid. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sick bay — sick bays also sick bay N COUNT: also prep N A sick bay is an area, especially on a ship or navy base, or in Britain in a school or university, where medical treatment is given and where beds are provided for people who are ill. ...a free 16 bed… …   English dictionary

  • Sick bay — Bay Bay, n. [F. baie, fr. LL. baia. Of uncertain origin: cf. Ir. & Gael. badh or bagh bay, harbor, creek; Bisc. baia, baiya, harbor, and F. bayer to gape, open the mouth.] 1. (Geog.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sick bay — is a nautical term for the compartment in a ship used for medical purposes. The term is also applied ashore by the United States Navy and Marine Corps to treatment clinics on naval stations and Marine bases.On Royal Navy ships, the sick bay is… …   Wikipedia

  • sick bay — n a compartment in a ship used as a dispensary and hospital broadly a place for the care of the sick or injured * * * (sik ba) hospital and dispensary quarters on a naval vessel or station …   Medical dictionary

  • sick bay — sick′ bay n. naut. navig. a hospital or dispensary, esp. aboard ship • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sick bay — n. a hospital and dispensary, esp. on board ship …   English World dictionary

  • sick bay — noun or sick berth 1. : a compartment in a ship (as a warship or transport) used as a dispensary and hospital 2. : a place (as a ward in a hospital or the infirmary of a school) restricted to the care of the sick or injured opened sick bays and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sick-bay — see sick bay …   English dictionary

  • sick bay — noun Date: 1813 a compartment in a ship used as a dispensary and hospital; broadly a place for the care of the sick or injured …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sick bay — /ˈsɪk beɪ/ (say sik bay) noun a hospital, infirmary, or room set aside for the treatment of people taken ill, as on a ship or in a school, office building, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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