sack

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1sack

noun \ˈsak\

Definition of SACK

1
:  a usually rectangular-shaped bag (as of paper, burlap, or canvas)
2
:  the amount contained in a sack; especially :  a fixed amount of a commodity used as a unit of measure
3
a :  a woman's loose-fitting dress
b :  a short usually loose-fitting coat for women and children
c :  sacque 2
4
:  dismissal <gave him the sack>
5
a :  hammock, bunk
b :  bed
6
:  a base in baseball
7
:  an instance of sacking the quarterback in football
sack·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Origin of SACK

Middle English sak bag, sackcloth, from Old English sacc, from Latin saccus bag & Late Latin saccus sackcloth, both from Greek sakkos bag, sackcloth, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew śaq bag, sackcloth
First Known Use: before 12th century

2sack

transitive verb

Definition of SACK

1
:  to put in or as if in a sack
2
:  to dismiss especially summarily
3
:  to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage in football
sack·er noun

First Known Use of SACK

14th century

3sack

noun

Definition of SACK

:  any of several white wines imported to England from Spain and the Canary Islands during the 16th and 17th centuries

Origin of SACK

modification of Middle French sec dry, from Latin siccus; probably akin to Old High German sīhan to filter, Sanskrit siñcati he pours
First Known Use: circa 1532

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

4sack

transitive verb

Definition of SACK

1
:  to plunder (as a town) especially after capture
2
:  to strip of valuables :  loot
sack·er noun

Origin of SACK

5sack
First Known Use: circa 1547

5sack

noun

Definition of SACK

:  the plundering of a captured town

Origin of SACK

Middle French sac, from Old Italian sacco, literally, bag, from Latin saccus
First Known Use: 1549

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