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sic 1(sĭk, sēk)
Thus; so. Used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.
[Latin sīc; see so- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
sic 2also sick (sĭk)
tr.v. sicced, sic·cing, sics also sicked or sick·ing or sicks
1. To set upon; attack.
2. To urge or incite to hostile action; set: sicced the dogs on the intruders.
[Dialectal variant of seek.]
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) so or thus: inserted in brackets in a written or printed text to indicate that an odd or questionable reading is what was actually written or printed
vb (tr) , sics, sicking or sicked
1. to turn on or attack: used only in commands, as to a dog
2. to urge (a dog) to attack
[C19: dialect variant of seek]
a Scot word for such
v.t. sicked sicced (sikt), sick•ing sic•cing.
1. to attack (used esp. in commanding a dog): Sic 'em!
2. to incite to attack (usu. fol. by on).
[1835–45; variant of seek]
adj. Chiefly Scot.
sic(sik; Eng. sɪk)
so; thus: usu. placed within brackets to denote that a wording has been written intentionally or has been quoted verbatim: He signed his name as e. e. cummings
Past participle: sicked
A Latin word meaning thus, used in texts to show that something is quoted exactly from the original.
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|Verb||1.||sic - urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits"|
|Adv.||1.||sic - intentionally so written (used after a printed word or phrase)|