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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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 Belen and Frank Medina, both 26, closed last month on a light-brown house on a cul-de-sac in Dallas. Ben Eisen, WSJ, "More First-Time Home Buyers Are Turning to the Bank of Mom and Dad," 4 Jan. 2019 And then there’s Rose, who took her London Fashion Week show this season to a cul-de-sac in St Leonard Square, where street-cast models captivated homeowners who watched from their windows. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "A Runway That Reflects Our World: How 4 Brands Are Bringing Fashion to Life," 11 Oct. 2018 She and Steven moved to a house on a cul-de-sac in Knightdale, North Carolina, just east of Raleigh, but wedded bliss did not last long. CBS News, "Steven Pladl, Katie Pladl incest case: Details emerge in murder-suicide," 23 Apr. 2018

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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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