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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sack  \Sack\  (s[scr]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 
  A  name  formerly  given  to  various  dry  Spanish  wines.  ``Sherris 
  sack.''  --Shak. 
  {Sack  posset},  a  posset  made  of  sack,  and  some  other 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  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}.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  The  Romans  lay  under  the  apprehensions  of  seeing  their 
  city  sacked  by  a  barbarous  enemy.  --Addison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sack  \Sack\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  put  in  a  sack;  to  bag;  as  to  sack  corn. 
  Bolsters  sacked  in  cloth,  blue  and  crimson.  --L. 
  2.  To  bear  or  carry  in  a  sack  upon  the  back  or  the  shoulders. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  bag  made  of  paper  or  plastic  for  holding  customer's 
  purchases  [syn:  {poke},  {paper  bag},  {carrier  bag}] 
  2:  an  enclosed  space  [syn:  {pouch},  {sac},  {pocket}] 
  3:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  sack  [syn:  {sackful}] 
  4:  any  of  various  light  dry  strong  white  wine  from  Spain  and 
  Canary  Islands  (including  sherry) 
  5:  a  woman's  full  loose  hip-length  jacket  [syn:  {sacque}] 
  6:  a  hanging  bed  of  canvas  or  rope  netting  (usually  suspended 
  between  two  trees);  swing  easily  [syn:  {hammock}] 
  7:  a  loose-fitting  dress  hanging  straight  from  the  shoulders 
  without  a  waist  [syn:  {chemise},  {shift}] 
  8:  the  act  of  terminating  someone's  employment  [syn:  {dismissal}, 
  {discharge},  {firing},  {liberation},  {release},  {sacking}] 
  v  1:  plunder  after  capture,  as  of  a  town  [syn:  {plunder}] 
  2:  terminate  the  employment  of  "The  boss  fired  his  secretary 
  today"  [syn:  {fire},  {give  notice},  {can},  {dismiss},  {give 
  the  axe},  {send  away},  {force  out},  {terminate}]  [ant:  {hire}] 
  3:  make  as  a  net  profit;  "The  company  cleared  $1  million"  [syn: 
  {net},  {sack  up},  {clear}] 
  4:  put  in  a  sack;  "The  grocer  sacked  the  onions" 

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