sack


sack
1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a a large strong bag, usu. made of hessian, paper, or plastic, for storing or conveying goods. b (usu. foll. by of) this with its contents (a sack of potatoes). c a quantity contained in a sack.
2 (prec. by the) colloq. dismissal from employment.
3 (prec. by the) US sl. bed.
4 a a woman's short loose dress with a sacklike appearance. b archaic or hist. a woman's loose gown, or a silk train attached to the shoulders of this.
5 a man's or woman's loose-hanging coat not shaped to the back.
—v.tr.
1 put into a sack or sacks.
2 colloq. dismiss from employment.
Phrases and idioms:
sack race a race between competitors in sacks up to the waist or neck.
Derivatives:
sackful n. (pl. -fuls). sacklike adj.
Etymology: OE sacc f. L saccus f. Gk sakkos, of Semitic orig.
2.
v. & n.
—v.tr.
1 plunder and destroy (a captured town etc.).
2 steal valuables from (a place).
—n. the sacking of a captured place.
Etymology: orig. as noun, f. F sac in phr. mettre agrave sac put to sack, f. It. sacco SACK(1)
3.
n. hist. a white wine formerly imported into Britain from Spain and the Canaries (sherry sack).
Etymology: 16th-c. wyne seck, f. F vin sec dry wine

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  • Sack — Sack …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Sack — Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack — Sack: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd., ahd. sac, got. sakkus (»Trauer , Bußgewand aus grobem Stoff«), niederl. zak, aengl. sacc > engl. sack (daneben aengl. sæcc, das die nord. Sippe von entsprechend schwed. säck lieferte) beruht auf einer sehr… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sack — Ⅰ. sack [1] ► NOUN 1) a large bag made of a material such as hessian or thick paper, used for storing and carrying goods. 2) (the sack) informal dismissal from employment. 3) (the sack) informal bed. ► VERB informal …   English terms dictionary

  • Sack AS-6 — V1 Beschreibung Status Versuchsflugzeug Besatzung 1 Abmessungen Länge 6.4 m Spannweite 5.0 m Höhe 2.56 m Tragfläche 19.62 m² Gewich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SACK — ist eine Abkürzung für Selective Acknowledgment. TCP SACK ist eine Erweiterung des TCP Protokolls, die für bessere Performance bei Paketverlusten sorgt. SACK ermöglicht, dass bei Paketverlusten nicht der gesamte Inhalt des TCP Windows, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sack — sack1 [sak] n. [ME sak < OE sacc, akin to OHG sac, Goth sakkus < early Gmc borrowing < L saccus, bag, in LL(Ec), sackcloth garment < Gr sakkos < Sem: cf. Heb sak, Akkadian shaqqu, sackcloth] 1. a) a bag, esp. a large one of coarse… …   English World dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. sac m./n., ahd. sac, as. sakk Entlehnung. Wie gt. sakkus, ae. sacc früh entlehnt aus l. saccus, das über gr. sákkos auf assyr. šak̇k̇u Sack, Büßergewand zurückgeht. Auf eine Nebenform mit j führen anord. sekkr, ae. sæcc.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache