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Sack meaning

sack - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; " the sack of Rome"
  2. 2. an enclosed space; " the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
  3. 3. put in a sack; " The grocer sacked the onions"
  4. 4. plunder ( a town) after capture; " the barbarians sacked Rome"
  5. 5. A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
  10. 10. See 2d Sac, 2.
  11. 11. Bed.
  12. 12. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
  13. 13. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
  14. 14. The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
  15. 15. To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
  16. 16. A large bag; loose coat; act of plundering a town; a Spanish wine.
  17. 17. To put into a sack; to pillage.

sack - examples of usage

  1. The dog waited till the thief had thrown the heavy sack over his shoulders, holding on to the mouth with both hands. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. A sack half filled was on the ground close to the trunk of the oak, and by it was a heap of dead sticks, to be presently carried home to boil the kettle. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. My father got one half of the sack, and I got the other: I was charged 27s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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