Definitions for sacksæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a large bag of strong, coarsely woven material, as for grain, potatoes, or coal.

  2. the amount a sack holds.

  3. a bag:

    a sack of candy.

  4. Slang. dismissal, as from a job:

    to get the sack.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. Slang. bed.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. a loose-fitting dress, esp. one fashionable in the late 17th–18th century. a loose-fitting coat, jacket, or cape.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: Also, sacque.; sack dress.

  7. Baseball. a base.

    Category: Sport

  8. (v.t.)to put into a sack or sacks.

  9. Football. to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage before the quarterback is able to throw a pass.

    Category: Football, Baseball, and Basketball, Sport

  10. Slang. to dismiss or discharge, as from a job.

    Category: Status (usage)

  11. sack out,Slang. to go to bed; fall asleep.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Origin of sack:

bef. 1000; ME sak (n.), sakken (v.), OE sacc (n.) < L saccus bag, sackcloth < Gk sákkos < Semitic; cf. Heb śaq, Akkadian šaqqu



  1. to pillage or loot (a place) after capture; plunder.

  2. (n.)the plundering of a captured place:

    the sack of Troy.

Origin of sack:

1540–50; < MF phrase mettre à sac to put to pillage; sac in this sense < It sacco looting, loot



  1. a strong white wine formerly imported by England from Spain and the Canary Islands.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of sack:

1525–35; < F (vin) sec dry (wine) < L siccus dry; cf. sec

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag(noun)

    a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

  2. pouch, sac, sack, pocket(noun)

    an enclosed space

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  3. sack, sackful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a sack

  4. sack(noun)

    any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

  5. sack, sacque(noun)

    a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

  6. hammock, sack(noun)

    a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

  7. chemise, sack, shift(noun)

    a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

  8. sack(noun)

    the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter

    "the sack of Rome"

  9. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(verb)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  10. sack, plunder(verb)

    plunder (a town) after capture

    "the barbarians sacked Rome"

  11. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  12. net, sack, sack up, clear(verb)

    make as a net profit

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  13. sack(verb)

    put in a sack

    "The grocer sacked the onions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sack(noun)æk

    a large cloth bag

    a sack of wheat

  2. sackæk

    to be dismissed or dismiss sb from a job

  3. sack(verb)æk

    to dismiss sb from a job

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sack(noun)

    a name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines

  2. Sack(noun)

    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. Sack(noun)

    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

  4. Sack(noun)

    originally, a loosely hanging garment 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 sack

  5. Sack(noun)

    a sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam

  6. Sack(noun)

    see 2d Sac, 2

  7. Sack(noun)


  8. Sack(verb)

    to put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn

  9. Sack(verb)

    to bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders

  10. Sack(noun)

    the pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage

  11. Sack(verb)

    to plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage


  1. Sack

    Sack is a fictional mutant supervillain created by Marvel Comics for their team called Gene Nation. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #323.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sack' in Nouns Frequency: #2727

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sack' in Verbs Frequency: #968

Anagrams of sack

  1. Cask

Translations for sack

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large bag of coarse cloth, strong paper or plastic

The potatoes were put into sacks.

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