Definition of Sack

1. Noun. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.

Exact synonyms: Carrier Bag, Paper Bag, Poke
Generic synonyms: Bag
Specialized synonyms: Doggie Bag, Doggy Bag, Grocery Bag

2. Verb. Plunder (a town) after capture. "The barbarians sacked Rome"
Exact synonyms: Plunder
Entails: Destroy, Ruin
Generic synonyms: Take
Derivative terms: Plunder, Plunderage, Plunderer, Plundering

3. Noun. An enclosed space. "The trapped miners found a pocket of air"
Exact synonyms: Pocket, Pouch, Sac
Generic synonyms: Cavity, Enclosed Space

4. Verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position. "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. Noun. The quantity contained in a sack.
Exact synonyms: Sackful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

6. Verb. Make as a net profit. "The company cleared $1 million"
Exact synonyms: Clear, Net, Sack Up
Related verbs: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Realize, Take In, Clear, Net
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Gain, Profit

7. Noun. Any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry).
Generic synonyms: White Wine

8. Verb. Put in a sack. "The grocer sacked the onions"
Generic synonyms: Case, Encase, Incase
Also: Sack Up

9. Noun. A woman's full loose hiplength jacket.
Exact synonyms: Sacque
Generic synonyms: Jacket

10. Noun. A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily.
Exact synonyms: Hammock
Generic synonyms: Bed

11. Noun. A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist.
Exact synonyms: Chemise, Shift
Generic synonyms: Dress, Frock

12. Noun. The plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter. "The sack of Rome"
Generic synonyms: Pillage, Pillaging, Plundering

13. Noun. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).

Definition of Sack

1. n. A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.

2. n. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.

3. v. t. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.

4. n. The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.

5. v. t. To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.

Definition of Sack

1. Noun. A bag; especially a large bag of strong, coarse material for storage and handling of various commodities, such as potatoes, coal, coffee; or, a bag with handles used at a supermarket, a grocery sack; or, a small bag for small items, a satchel. ¹

2. Noun. The amount a sack holds; also, an archaic or historical measure of varying capacity, depending on commodity type and according to local usage; an old English measure of weight, usually of wool, equal to 13 stone (182 pounds), or in other sources, 26 stone (364 pounds). ¹

3. Noun. The plunder and pillaging of a captured town or city. ¹

4. Noun. Loot or booty obtained by pillage. ¹

5. Noun. (American football) A successful tackle of the quarterback. ''See verb sense3 below''. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball) One of the square bases anchored at first base, second base, or third base. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) Dismissal from employment, or discharge from a position, usually as '''give (someone) the sack''' or '''get the sack'''. ''See verb sense4 below.'' ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial US) Bed; usually as '''hit the sack''' or '''in the sack'''. ''See also'' '''sack out'''. ¹

9. Noun. (dated) (also '''sacque''') A kind of loose-fitting gown or dress with sleeves which hangs from the shoulders, such as a gown with a Watteau back or sack-back, fashionable in the late 17th to 18th century; or, formerly, a loose-fitting hip-length jacket, cloak or cape. ¹

10. Noun. (context: vulgar slang) The scrotum. ¹

11. Verb. To put in a sack or sacks. ¹

12. Verb. To plunder or pillage, especially after capture; to obtain spoils of war from. ¹

13. Verb. (American football) To tackle, usually to tackle the offensive quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to throw a pass. ¹

14. Verb. (informal) To discharge from a job or position; to fire. ¹

15. Verb. (colloquial) In the phrase '''sack out''', to fall asleep. ''See also'' '''hit the sack'''. ¹

16. Noun. (dated) A variety of light-colored dry wine from Spain or the Canary Islands; also, any strong white wine from southern Europe; sherry. ¹

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Definition of Sack

1. to put into a sack (a large bag) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sack

1. To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage. "The Romans lay under the apprehension of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy." (Addison) Origin: See Sack pillage. 1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch. 2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. 3. [Perhaps a different word] Originally, a loosely hanging garnment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing saek. Alternative forms: sacque. 4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam. 5. See Sac. Sack bearer . See Basket worm, under Basket. Sack tree, an East Indian tree (Antiaris saccidora) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the wood for a bottom. To give the sack to or get the sack, to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted. Origin: OE. Sak, sek, AS. Sacc, saecc, L. Saccus, Gr. From Heb. Sak; cf. F. Sac from the Latin. Cf. Sac, Satchel, Sack to plunder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sack

sack coat
sack man
sack out
sack race
sack races
sack up

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