Worsted vs Sagathy - What's the difference?

worsted | sagathy |


As nouns the difference between worsted and sagathy

is that worsted is yarn made from long strands of wool while sagathy is a fine twilled worsted fabric which was used formerly for clothes and curtains and is similar to serge.

As a verb worsted

is (worst).

As an adjective worsted

is defeated, overcome.

worsted

Etymology 1

Named after Worsted (now (Worstead)), a town in Norfolk, England.

Noun

  • Yarn made from long strands of wool.
  • *
  • "Yes, young people are usually blind to everything but their own wishes, and seldom imagine how much those wishes cost others," said Mrs. Garth She did not mean to go beyond this salutary general doctrine, and threw her indignation into a needless unwinding of her worsted , knitting her brow at it with a grand air.
  • The fine, smooth fabric made from such wool yarn.
  • * 1902 , (Joseph Conrad), The Heart of Darkness.
  • He had tied a bit of white worsted round his neck -- Why? Where did he get it? Was it a badge -- an ornament -- a charm -- a propitiatory act? Was there any idea at all connected with it?
    Hyponyms
    * (fine wool fabric) gabardine, serge, tamin, whipcord

    Etymology 2

    Participle adjective of the verb (worst).

    Verb

    (head)
  • (worst)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Defeated, overcome.
  • * 1869 , (Louisa May Alcott), Little Women.
  • Jo carried her love of liberty and hate of conventionalities to such an unlimited extent that she naturally found herself worsted in an argument.

    sagathy

    English

    Noun

  • a fine twilled worsted fabric which was used formerly for clothes and curtains and is similar to serge