sack

sack
sack1 [sak]
n.
[ME sak < OE sacc, akin to OHG sac, Goth sakkus < early Gmc borrowing < L saccus, bag, in LL(Ec), sackcloth garment < Gr sakkos < Sem: cf. Heb sak, Akkadian shaqqu, sackcloth]
1.
a) a bag, esp. a large one of coarse cloth, for holding grain, foodstuffs, etc.
b) such a bag with its contents
2. the quantity contained in such a bag: a measure of weight of varying amounts
3.
a) a short, loosefitting jacket worn by women
b) SHIFT (n. 7b)
4. Slang dismissal from a job; discharge: with the
5. Slang a bed, bunk, etc.
6. Baseball BASE1 (n. 9)
7. Football the act of sacking a quarterback
vt.
1. to put into a sack or sacks
2. Slang to dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
3. Football to tackle (a quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage: For SACK1 n. 4 & vt. 2, considered informal in Brit. usage
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☆ sack in Slang
1. HIT THE SACK
2. to stay in bed longer than usual
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☆ hit the sack
Slang to go to bed: also sack out
sack2 [sak]
n.
[MFr sac < It sacco, plunder, lit., bag < L saccus: see SACK1]
the plundering or looting, esp. by soldiers, of a captured city or town
vt.
to plunder or loot (a captured city, etc.)
SYN.- RAVAGE
sack3 [sak]
n.
[earlier (wyne)seck < Fr (vin)sec, dry (wine) < L siccus, dry (see SICCATIVE); sp. infl. by ? Sp ( vino de) saca, (wine for) export < sacar, to remove]
any of various dry white wines from Spain or the Canary Islands, popular in England during the 16th and 17th cent.

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  • Sack — Sack …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack — Sack: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd., ahd. sac, got. sakkus (»Trauer , Bußgewand aus grobem Stoff«), niederl. zak, aengl. sacc > engl. sack (daneben aengl. sæcc, das die nord. Sippe von entsprechend schwed. säck lieferte) beruht auf einer sehr… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sack — Ⅰ. sack [1] ► NOUN 1) a large bag made of a material such as hessian or thick paper, used for storing and carrying goods. 2) (the sack) informal dismissal from employment. 3) (the sack) informal bed. ► VERB informal …   English terms dictionary

  • Sack AS-6 — V1 Beschreibung Status Versuchsflugzeug Besatzung 1 Abmessungen Länge 6.4 m Spannweite 5.0 m Höhe 2.56 m Tragfläche 19.62 m² Gewich …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SACK — ist eine Abkürzung für Selective Acknowledgment. TCP SACK ist eine Erweiterung des TCP Protokolls, die für bessere Performance bei Paketverlusten sorgt. SACK ermöglicht, dass bei Paketverlusten nicht der gesamte Inhalt des TCP Windows, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack — Sack, v. t. 1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn. [1913 Webster] Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. L. Wallace. [1913 Webster] 2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] The town was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. sac m./n., ahd. sac, as. sakk Entlehnung. Wie gt. sakkus, ae. sacc früh entlehnt aus l. saccus, das über gr. sákkos auf assyr. šak̇k̇u Sack, Büßergewand zurückgeht. Auf eine Nebenform mit j führen anord. sekkr, ae. sæcc.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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