What does sack mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bagnoun

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

  2. pouch, sac, sack, pocketnoun

    an enclosed space

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  3. sack, sackfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a sack

  4. sacknoun

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

  5. sack, sacquenoun

    a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

  6. hammock, sacknoun

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

  7. chemise, sack, shiftnoun

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

  8. sacknoun

    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, sackingverb

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

  10. sack, plunderverb

    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, terminateverb

    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, clearverb

    make as a net profit

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  13. sackverb

    put in a sack

    "The grocer sacked the onions"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacknoun

    a name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  2. Sacknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  3. Sacknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  4. Sacknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  5. Sacknoun

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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  6. Sacknoun

    see 2d Sac, 2

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  7. Sacknoun


    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  8. Sackverb

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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  9. Sackverb

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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  10. Sacknoun

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

    Etymology: [See Sack pillage.]

  11. Sackverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sack

    The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage. Also, to plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sack

    A dry wine of great repute in Elizabethan times, so called from the French sec, dry.

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

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  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

Examples of sack in a Sentence

  1. Sam Aguiar:

    These prosecutors use a cost-benefit analysis and it's : do we go after a police officer for what is criminal conduct and really diligently pursue the case and get a conviction and take the risk of losing the support of our key witnesses on hundreds of other cases, or do we basically sack the case, when you bring in an independent body to come in and basically put all the resources into holding the officer accountable, that you're actually going to get a situation where a trial is put together that really does present all the evidence objectively.

  2. Steve Tsang:

    They would have indicated to Carrie...that this just has to end. She didn't understand what she was doing, i think Carrie Lam's days are numbered...Beijing cannot afford to sack her right away, because that would be an indication of weakness.

  3. Probaerb:

    When God sends flour the devil carries off the sack.

  4. 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.

  5. Simon Katich:

    They( Cricket Australia) have got no option but to stand and then sack Steve Smith, Dave Warner and Darren Lehmann, they've got no option because this was premeditated and calculated at the break and those guys are in charge of Cameron Bancroft behaving the way Steve Smith did. It's a bigger problem than that, Cameron Bancroft's been instructed to do this and anyone in cricket knows the captain and coach are in control of what happens in the team.

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