sac

noun
\ 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

sac

abbreviation (1)

Definition of sac (Entry 2 of 4)

sacrifice

Sac

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

Noun

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

Examples of sac in a Sentence

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What: Sophisticated and updated single-level living in exclusive Alamo cul-de-sac. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: One of a Kind: Single-level Alamo home with detached guesthouse undergoes an incredibly sophisticated update," 24 June 2019 In reality the expandable sac acts as a fishing net, allowing the bird to scoop up food. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pelican odd by design, graceful in flight," 13 June 2019 Additionally, a 24-foot private road with a cul de sac would provide access to lots one through 10, and the remaining lots 11 and 12 would front Raymond Avenue. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Plans underway for 12 new homes, equipment sales business," 11 June 2019 Making matters worse, the home at 6 Ray Court sits on a quiet cul-de-sac where Kayla’s mom, Evelyn Rodriguez, was fatally mowed down a little more than a week ago in a dispute over a memorial to her slain daughter in front of the house. Kenneth Garger, Fox News, "Couple shocked to find they just bought infamous MS-13 house," 24 Sep. 2018 Or maybe our solar system just happens to be located in a quiet, exurban cul-de-sac of the universe, an accident of cosmic geography. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "But, Seriously, Where Is Everybody?," 22 June 2018 The cold weather and the cul-de-sac were additional issues firefighters dealt with during the fire. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Family pet alerts teenager to garage fire," 7 Jan. 2018 The man drove into a cul-de-sac, where a deputy pulled up alongside the Magnum, Hampton said. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "K-9 drags car thief out of bush after chase in Arden Arcade, deputies say," 12 July 2018 Normally, an egg is released from a little sac on your ovary called a follicle. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Kate Beckinsale Reveals She Went to the Hospital for a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of sac

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sac

Noun

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

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sac

noun

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

sac

noun
\ 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

sac

noun
\ ˈsak How to pronounce sac (audio) \

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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