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.
Jonathan (Henry). Baron. born 1948, British rabbi; Commonwealth chief rabbi (1991–2013)
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
noun 1. a man’s suit that has a loose-fitting jacket.
noun 1. Thomas, 1st Earl of Dorset, 1536–1608, English statesman and poet. noun 1. Thomas, 1st Earl of Dorset. 1536–1608, English poet, dramatist, and statesman. He collaborated with Thomas Norton on the early blank-verse tragedy Gorboduc (1561)
[sak-vil-west] /ˈsæk vɪlˈwɛst/ noun 1. Dame Victoria Mary (“Vita”) 1892–1962, English poet and novelist (wife of Harold Nicolson). Sackville-West /ˌsækvɪl ˈwɛst/ noun 1. Victoria (Mary), known as Vita. 1892–1962, British writer and gardener, whose works include the novel The Edwardians (1930) and the poem The Land (1931). She is also noted for the gardens at […]
noun 1. a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid. noun 1. a pouch, bag, or pouchlike part in an animal or plant abbreviation (in Britain) 1. Special Area of Conservation sac (sāk) n. A pouch or bursa. An encysted abscess at the root of a tooth. The capsule of […]