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Definition of sack (Meaning of sack)
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Sack Sack, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, s[ae]cc, L. saccus, Gr.
	     sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. {Sac},
	     {Satchel}, {Sack} to plunder.]
	     1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a
	        receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as
	        cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.
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	     2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage
	        and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215
	        pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. --McElrath.
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	     3. [Perhaps a different word.] Originally, a loosely hanging
	        garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders,
	        and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an
	        outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing
	        sack. [Written also {sacque}.]
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	     4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending
	        from top to bottom without a cross seam.
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	     5. (Biol.) See 2d {Sac}, 2.
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	     6. Bed. [Colloq.]
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	     {Sack bearer} (Zo["o]l.). See {Basket worm}, under {Basket}.
	
	
	     {Sack tree} (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris
	        saccidora}) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks
	        by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the
	        wood for a bottom.
	
	     {To give the sack to} or {get the sack}, to discharge, or be
	        discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.
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	     {To hit the sack}, to go to bed. [Slang]
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	  Sack Sack (s[a^]k), n. [OE. seck, F. sec dry (cf. Sp. seco,
	     It. secco), from L. siccus dry, harsh; perhaps akin to Gr.
	     'ischno`s, Skr. sikata sand, Ir. sesc dry, W. hysp. Cf.
	     {Desiccate}.]
	     A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines. ``Sherris
	     sack.'' --Shak.
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	     {Sack posset}, a posset made of sack, and some other
	        ingredients.
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	  Sack Sack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
	     {Sacking}.] [See {Sack} pillage.]
	     To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to
	     ravage.
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	           The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their
	           city sacked by a barbarous enemy.        --Addison.
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	  Sack Sack, v. t.
	     1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
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	              Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. --L.
	                                                    Wallace.
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	     2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
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	  Sack Sack, n. [F. sac plunder, pillage, originally, a pack,
	     packet, booty packed up, fr. L. saccus. See {Sack} a bag.]
	     The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and
	     plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
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	           The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, -- by
	           which phrase is to be understood the perpetration of
	           all those outrages which the ruthless code of war
	           allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of
	           the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or
	           age.                                     --Prescott.
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