Sack

Definition of Sack

Pronunciation: săk
n.1.A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
Sack posset
a posset made of sack, and some other ingredients.
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.
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.
3.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.
4.A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
5.(Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2.
6.Bed.
Sack bearer
(Zool.) 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
to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.
To hit the sack
to go to bed.
v. t.1.To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson.
- L. Wallace.
2.To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
n.1.The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
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.
v. t.1.To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
[imp. & p. p. Sacked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sacking.]
The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy.
- Addison.

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