sack

A sack is a bag. In some parts of the country, store clerks put your stuff in a sack, but in other parts the same stuff goes in a bag. Sack is also an exciting verb.

While a sack is often just a bag, as a verb it can do a lot more. A boss might sack, or fire, an employee who’s no longer needed. In American football, if you sack a quarterback, you tackle him. This comes from the other meaning of sack, which is to raid and plunder a town, like when the Visigoths sacked Rome. If someone says they’re going to hit the sack, don’t worry, they’re just going to bed.

Primary Meanings of sack

1.
nv
a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
put in a sack
2.
n
a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
3.
n
a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
4.
nv
the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
plunder (a town) after capture
5.
nv
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
6.
n
any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
Full Definitions of sack
1

n a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

Synonyms:
carrier bag, paper bag, poke
Types:
doggie bag, doggy bag
a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog
grocery bag
a sack for holding customer's groceries
Type of:
bag
a flexible container with a single opening

n the quantity contained in a sack

Synonyms:
sackful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n an enclosed space

Synonyms:
pocket, pouch, sac
Type of:
cavity, enclosed space
space that is surrounded by something

v put in a sack

“The grocer sacked the onions”
Type of:
case, encase, incase
enclose in, or as if in, a case

v make as a net profit

Synonyms:
clear, net, sack up
bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in
earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
clear, net
yield as a net profit
Type of:
benefit, gain, profit
derive a benefit from
2

n a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

Synonyms:
sacque
Type of:
jacket
a short coat

n a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

Synonyms:
chemise, shift
Type of:
dress, frock
a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
3

n a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

Synonyms:
hammock
Type of:
bed
a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
4

n the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter

“the sack of Rome”
Type of:
pillage, pillaging, plundering
the act of stealing valuable things from a place

v plunder (a town) after capture

“the barbarians sacked Rome”
Synonyms:
plunder
Type of:
take
take by force
5

n the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Synonyms:
discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sacking
Types:
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superannuation
the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)
conge, congee
an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
removal
dismissal from office
deactivation, inactivation
breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
honorable discharge
a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
dishonorable discharge
a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)
Section Eight
a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
purge
an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place
Type of:
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something

v terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Synonyms:
can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, send away, terminate
Antonyms:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work
Types:
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retire
make (someone) retire
pension off
let go from employment with an attractive pension
clean out
force out
furlough, lay off
dismiss, usually for economic reasons
squeeze out
force out
dismiss, drop, send away, send packing
stop associating with
superannuate
retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
downsize
dismiss from work
Type of:
remove
remove from a position or an office
6

n any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

Type of:
white wine
pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation

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