1. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases;
[syn: sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag]
2. an enclosed space;
- Example: "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
[syn: pouch, sac, sack, pocket]
3. the quantity contained in a sack;
[syn: 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;
[syn: sack, sacque]
6. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily;
[syn: hammock, sack]
7. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist;
[syn: chemise, sack, shift]
8. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter;
- Example: "the sack of Rome"
9. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart);
[syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]
1. plunder (a town) after capture;
- Example: "the barbarians sacked Rome"
[syn: sack, plunder]
2. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position;
- Example: "The boss fired his secretary today"
- Example: "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
[syn: displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate]
3. make as a net profit;
- Example: "The company cleared $1 million"
[syn: net, sack, sack up, clear]
4. put in a sack;
- Example: "The grocer sacked the onions"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sack \Sack\ (s[a^]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. "Sherris sack." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Sack posset, a posset made of sack, and some other ingredients. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sack \Sack\, v. t. 1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn. [1913 Webster] Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. --L. Wallace. [1913 Webster] 2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sack \Sack\, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, saecc, 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] 4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam. [1913 Webster] 5. (Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Sack bearer (Zool.). See Basket worm, under Basket. Sack tree (Bot.), an East Indian tree (Antiaris saccidora) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the wood for a bottom. To give the sack to or get the sack, to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted. [Slang] To hit the sack, to go to bed. [Slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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