What does sack mean?

Definitions for sacksæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sack.

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"

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

  12. Origin: [See Sack pillage.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sack

    sak, n. a large bag of coarse cloth for holding grain, flour, &c.: the contents of a sack: (also Sacque) a woman's gown, loose at the back, a short coat rounded at the bottom: a measure of varying capacity.—v.t. to put into a sack: (slang) to dismiss.—ns. Sack′-bear′er, any bombycid moth of the family Psychidæ; Sack′cloth, cloth for sacks: coarse cloth formerly worn in mourning or penance.—adj. Sack′clothed.—ns. Sacked′-frī′ar, a monk who wore a coarse upper garment called a saccus; Sack′er, a machine for filling sacks; Sack′-fil′ter, a bag-filter; Sack′ful, as much as a sack will hold; Sack′-hoist, a continuous hoist for raising sacks in warehouses; Sack′ing, coarse cloth or canvas for sacks, bed-bottoms, &c.; Sack′-pack′er, in milling, a machine for automatically filling a flour-sack; Sack′-race, a race in which the legs of competitors are encased in sacks.—Get the sack, to be dismissed or rejected; Give the sack, to dismiss. [A.S. sacc—L. saccus—Gr. sakkos—Heb. saq, a coarse cloth or garment, prob. Egyptian.]

  2. Sack

    sak, v.t. to plunder: to ravage.—n. the plunder or devastation of a town: pillage.—ns. Sack′age; Sack′ing, the storming and pillaging of a town.—adj. bent on pillaging.—Sack and fork (Scot.), the power of drowning and hanging. [Fr. sac, a sack, plunder (saccager, to sack)—L. saccus, a sack.]

  3. Sack

    sak, n. the old name of a dry Spanish wine of the sherry genus, the favourite drink of Falstaff.—n. Sack′-poss′et, posset made with sack.—Burnt sack, mulled sack. [Fr. sec (Sp. seco)—L. siccus, dry.]

Editors Contribution

  1. sack

    A type of bag created and designed in various colors, materials, sizes and styles, reusable and used for a variety of purposes.

    In commodity warehouses coal, grain, corn, flour etc is stored in specially made bags that can be reused.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sack in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Clarkson:

    I didn't foresee my sacking, but I would like to do one last lap, so I'll go down to Surrey, and I'll do one last lap of that track before the f ****** b ******* sack me.

  2. Luigi Pirandello:

    A fact is like a sack -- it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.

  3. Education Minister Naftali Bennett:

    Terrorists will not be teachers in Israel ... I have ordered the director general of the Education Ministry to revoke the teaching licenses of all those involved and to sack them immediately.

  4. Remy de Gourmont:

    The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.

  5. Jimmy MacDonald:

    I remember waking up Christmas day, and there were penguins scattered in between almost every bivy sack, they were just taking the night off there, too. We’ve had Weddell seals within 15 meters (about 50 feet) of people sleeping. And you haven’t lived until you’ve heard the seals singing and making those strange burping noises. It sounds crazy spooky.

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