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English Dictionary: sack by the DICT Development Group
6 results for sack
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sack
n
  1. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    Synonym(s): sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag
  2. an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
    Synonym(s): pouch, sac, sack, pocket
  3. the quantity contained in a sack
    Synonym(s): sack, sackful
  4. any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
  5. a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
    Synonym(s): sack, sacque
  6. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
    Synonym(s): hammock, sack
  7. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
    Synonym(s): chemise, sack, shift
  8. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"
  9. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    Synonym(s): dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
v
  1. plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
    Synonym(s): sack, plunder
  2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    Synonym(s): displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
    Antonym(s): employ, engage, hire
  3. make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
    Synonym(s): net, sack, sack up, clear
  4. put in a sack; "The grocer sacked the onions"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sack \Sack\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Sacking}.] [See {Sack} pillage.]
      To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to
      ravage.
  
               The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their
               city sacked by a barbarous enemy.            --Addison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sack \Sack\ (s[scr]k), n. [OE. seck, F. sec dry (cf. Sp. seco,
      It. secco), from L. siccus dry, harsh; perhaps akin to Gr.
      'ischno`s, Skr. sikata sand, Ir. sesc dry, W. hysp. Cf.
      {Desiccate}.]
      A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
      [bd]Sherris sack.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {Sack posset}, a posset made of sack, and some other
            ingredients.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sack \Sack\, v. t.
      1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
  
                     Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. --L.
                                                                              Wallace.
  
      2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
            [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sack \Sack\, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[91]cc, L. saccus, Gr.
      sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac},
      {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.]
      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. --McElrath.
  
      3. [Perhaps a different word.] 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. [Written also {sacque}.]
  
      4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending
            from top to bottom without a cross seam.
  
      5. (Biol.) See 2d {Sac}, 2.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sack \Sack\, n. [F. sac plunder, pillage, originally, a pack,
      packet, booty packed up, fr. L. saccus. See {Sack} a bag.]
      The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and
      plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
  
               The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, -- by
               which phrase is to be understood the perpetration of
               all those outrages which the ruthless code of war
               allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of
               the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or
               age.                                                      --Prescott.
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