Sack en


  1. (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.
  2. (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. (v. t.) To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
  4. (noun) A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
  5. (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.
  6. (v. t.) To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
  7. (noun) A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
  8. (noun) See 2d Sac, 2.
  9. (noun) The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
  10. (noun) Bed.
  11. (v. t.) To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
Word: sack
Pronunciation of sack: 'sak
Function of sack: noun
Origin of sack: Middle English sak bag, sackcloth, from Old English sacc, from Latin saccus bag & Late Latin saccus sackcloth, both from Greek sakkos bag, sackcloth, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew saq bag, sackcloth
1 : a usually rectangular-shaped bag (as of paper, burlap, or canvas)
2 : the amount contained in a sack; especially : a fixed amount of a commodity used as a unit of measure
3 a : a woman's loose-fitting dress b : a short usually loose-fitting coat for women and children c : SACQUE 2
6 : a base in baseball
7 : an instance of sacking the quarterback in football
- sack·ful /-"ful/ noun

Synonyms of sack

Can, Chemise, Clear, Discharge, Dismiss, Dismissal, Dismission, Fire, Firing, Hammock, Liberation, Net, Plunder, Pocket, Poke, Pouch, Release, Sac, Sackful, Sacking, Sacque, Shift, Terminate,

Antonyms of sack

Employ, Engage, Hire,