Complete Definition of "sack"

see|Sack|säck
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/sæk/
audio|en-us-sack.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|æk

Homophones
sac

Etymology 1
From OE. term|sacc||bag|langang, term|sæcc||sackcloth|langang < Ger. *term|sakkiz < L. term|saccus||large bag|langla < AGr. term|scpolytonic|ÏάκκοÏ|trsakkos||bag of coarse cloth|langgrc < Hebr. term||שק|trsaq|langhe (sack, sackcloth).
All senses of pillage and plunder are from MF. term|sac < It. term|sacco (plunder) < ML. term|saccare (to pillage) < L. term|saccus (sack), from the use of sacks in carrying off plunder.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A bag for carrying things in.
  2. The plunder and pillage|pillaging of a captured town or city.

#:The sack of Rome.

  1. Loot or booty obtained by pillage.
  2. informal bed, in the phrase hit the sack. See also term|sack out''.

#:Iâm tired. I'm gonna hit the sack.

  1. informal Dismissal from employment, in the phrase get the sack or give (someone) the sack.

#:She got the sack for being late all the time.
#:
Her boss gave her the 'sack.

  1. An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, equal to 13 stone (182 pounds).

#*1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209.
#*:Generally, however, the stone or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen stone.

  1. context|vulgar|slang The scrotum.

#:He got passed the ball, but it hit him in the sack.

Translations
trans-top|bag for carrying things in
Bulgarian: ÑÑвал m
Croatian: vreÄa f
Czech: pytel m
Danish: sæk c
Dutch: zak m
Faroese: sekkur m
Finnish: säkki
French: sac m
German: Sack m
Greek: ÏÎ¬ÎºÎºÎ¿Ï m
Hungarian: zsák
Italian: sacco m
Japanese: è¢ (ãµãã, fukuró)
trans-mid
Korean: ì루 (jaru)
Latin: saccus m, culeus m
Norwegian: sekk m, pose m
Polish: worek m
Portuguese: saco m, saca f
Russian: меÑок (mešók) m
Serbian: вÑеÑа (vreÄa) f
Slovak: vrece f
Slovene: torba, bisaga i|archaic
Spanish: bolsa f, saco m
Swedish: säck c
Turkish: çuval
Ukrainian: мÑÑок (miÅ¡ok) m
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trans-top|dismissal from employment
Finnish: potkut i|plural
French: paquet m
Norwegian: sparken
trans-mid
Portuguese: despedido m
Spanish: despedido m
Swedish: sparken i|definite form
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Synonyms
bag
tote
poke (obsolete)

See also
sachet
satchel

Verb
en-verb

  1. To plunder or pillage, especially after capture; to obtain spoils of war.

#: The barbarians sacked Rome.

  1. informal To fire, or remove someone from employment.

#: He was sacked last September.

  1. informal In the phrase term|sack out, to go to sleep.

#: The kids all sacked out before 9:00 on New Yearâs Eve.

  1. slang To hit a person (usually male) in the groin.

#: The apple fell on him and he got sacked.

Synonyms
i-c|to plunder after capture pillage, loot, plunder
i-c|to remove someone from a job can, dismiss, fire, lay off, terminate

Translations
trans-top|Translations to be categorised
rfc-trans
Finnish: antaa potkut, erottaa
French: licencier
trans-mid
Norwegian: sparke, kicke i|slang
Spanish: saquear
Swedish: sparka, kicka i|slang
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trans-top|to rob, especially after capture
Finnish: ryöstää
French: saccager
trans-mid
Norwegian: plyndre
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Etymology 2
From earlier (term|wyne) term|seck < F. (term|vin) term|sec "dry (wine)" < L. term|siccus "dry".

Noun
sack

  1. A variety of light-colored dry wine from Spain or the Canary Islands; also, any strong white wine from southern Europe.

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