\ ˈsak How to pronounce sac (audio) \

Definition of sac

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: a pouch within an animal or plant often containing a fluid a synovial sac

Definition of sac (Entry 2 of 4)



Definition of Sac (Entry 3 of 4)

variant of

Definition of SAC (Entry 4 of 4)

1 special agent in charge
2 Strategic Air Command

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Other Words from sac


saclike \ ˈsak-​ˌlīk How to pronounce saclike (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Cul-de-sac of Wild Turkey Run in Whiteland around 7:30 a.m. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, "Police: Whiteland firefighter accused in 3 arsons was covered in soot, smelled of gas," 19 June 2020 The cul-de-sac curb and gutter on Olive Avenue has also been installed. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Center Ridge Road reconstruction making progress in North Ridgeville," 1 June 2020 Cul-de-sacs were perceived as family-friendly and safer for children, but contributed to car-dependency and other problems associated with sprawl. Flavie Halais, Wired, "Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac," 31 May 2020 The two-story house, built in 2007 on a 6,098-square-foot lot on the end of quiet cul-de-sac, has new flooring, interior and exterior paint, stainless-steel kitchen appliances, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,766 square feet of living space. oregonlive, "Portland’s foreclosed homes for sale: Don’t expect a flood of distressed properties," 23 May 2020 This home, located on a cul-de-sac subdivision lot at 811 Heather Court in Hedwig Village, is new construction by Charles Chapman and offers a blend of period architecture and chic interiors for modern homeowners. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Traditional Hedwig Village home offers modern touches," 23 May 2020 Creators considered making it about three families living on a cul-de-sac, or just separate households that went through similar weekly struggles. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "5 things we learned from 'Modern Family' oral history about Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara and Fred Willard," 19 May 2020 Streams of smiling people without face masks spilled into the cul-de-sac ahead of me, blocking my only route home. John Blake, CNN, "I'm a black man in a Covid-19 hotspot. I don't have sympathy for people of color who won't social distance," 16 May 2020 It is tucked back on a secluded half-acre cul-de-sac lot within the Rockwall Independent School District. Dallas News, "Frances Egan lists custom home in Heath’s Falcon Point," 16 May 2020

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First Known Use of sac


1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sac


French, literally, bag, from Latin saccus — more at sack

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2 Jul 2020

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“Sac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sac

: a part inside the body of an animal or plant that is shaped like a bag and that usually contains liquid or air


\ ˈsak How to pronounce sac (audio) \

Kids Definition of sac

: a part of a plant or animal resembling a bag and often containing a liquid or air

Other Words from sac

saclike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective


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Medical Definition of sac

: a soft-walled anatomical cavity usually having a narrow opening or none at all and often containing a special fluid a synovial sac — see air sac, amniotic sac, dental sac, lacrimal sac

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