a large bag of strong, coarsely woven material, as for grain, potatoes, or coal.
the amount a sack holds.
a sack of candy.
Slang. dismissal or discharge, as from a job:
to get the sack.
I bet he’s still in the sack.
a loose-fitting dress, as a gown with a Watteau back, especially one fashionable in the late 17th century and much of the 18th century.
a loose-fitting coat, jacket, or cape.
Baseball. a base.
South Midland U.S. the udder of a cow.
verb (used with object)
to put into a sack or sacks.
Football. to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage before the quarterback is able to throw a pass.
Slang. to dismiss or discharge, as from a job.
sack out, Slang. to go to bed; fall asleep.
hit the sack, Slang. to go to bed; go to sleep:
He never hits the sack before midnight.
hold the sack. bag (def 27).
verb (used with object)
to pillage or loot after capture; plunder:
to sack a city.
the plundering of a captured place; pillage:
the sack of Troy.
a strong light-colored wine formerly imported from Spain and the Canary Islands.
a large bag made of coarse cloth, thick paper, etc, used as a container
Also called sackful. the amount contained in a sack, sometimes used as a unit of measurement
a woman’s loose tube-shaped dress
Also called sacque. a woman’s full loose hip-length jacket, worn in the 18th and mid-20th centuries
short for rucksack
(cricket, Austral) a run scored off a ball not struck by the batsman: allotted to the team as an extra and not to the individual batsman Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) bye
(informal) the sack, dismissal from employment
a slang word for bed
(slang) hit the sack, to go to bed
(NZ) rough as sacks, uncouth
(informal) to dismiss from employment
to put into a sack or sacks
the plundering of a place by an army or mob, usually involving destruction, slaughter, etc
(American football) a tackle on a quarterback which brings him down before he has passed the ball
(transitive) to plunder and partially destroy (a place)
(American football) to tackle and bring down a quarterback before he has passed the ball
(archaic or trademark) any dry white wine formerly imported into Britain from SW Europe
adjective 1. of or denoting an offence, infraction of rules, etc, that is sufficently serious to warrant dismissal from an employment
- Sack artist
noun 1. a medieval form of the trombone. 2. Bible. an ancient stringed musical instrument. Dan. 3. noun 1. a medieval form of trombone (Chald. sabkha; Gr. sambuke), a Syrian stringed instrument resembling a harp (Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15); not the modern sackbut, which is a wind instrument.
noun 1. sacking. 2. coarse cloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence. Idioms 3. in sackcloth and ashes, in a state of repentance or sorrow; contrite: She would be in sackcloth and ashes for days over every trifling error she made. noun 1. coarse cloth such as sacking 2. garments made of such […]