Sicker
Sicker Sick"er, Siker Sik"er, a. [OE. siker; cf. OS. sikur, LG. seker, D. zeker, Dan. sikker, OHG. sihhur, G. sicher; all fr. L. securus. See {Secure}, {Sure}.] Sure; certain; trusty. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]

When he is siker of his good name. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sicker — Sick er, Siker Sik er, adv. Surely; certainly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Believe this as siker as your creed. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Sicker, Willye, thou warnest well. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sicker — Sick er, v. i. [AS. sicerian.] (Mining) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack. [Also written {sigger}, {zigger}, and {zifhyr}.] [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sicker — I. ˈsikər adjective Etymology: Middle English siker, from Old English sicor; akin to Old Frisian sikur safe, secure, Old Saxon sikor, Old High German sichur, sichor; all from a prehistoric West Germanic word borrowed from Latin securus free from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sicker — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sicker — adjective Etymology: Middle English siker, from Old English sicor, from Latin securus secure Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish secure, safe; also dependable • sicker adverb, chiefly Scottish • sickerly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sicker — sicker1 /sik euhr/ adj. compar. of sick1 with sickest as superl. sicker2 /sik euhr/, Scot. and North Eng. adj. 1. safe from danger; secure. 2. dependable; trustworthy. adv …   Universalium

  • sicker — sɪk n. people who are ill, sick people collectively adj. ill, suffering from a disease or illness; nauseous, feeling the need to vomit; disgusted, fed up; pertaining to a sickness, pertaining to a disease; yearning, longing; infected with… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sicker — sick·er …   English syllables

  • sicker and quicker — adj. Describes a hospital discharge in which a patient is released before having completely recovered. Also: sicker,quicker. Example Citation: Hospitals used to care for us until we got better even if it took a couple of weeks. Then we went home …   New words

  • sicker than a dog — very, very sick; as sick as a parrot    He wants to go and play hockey, and he s sicker n a dog! …   English idioms

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