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Meaning & Definition of Sack in English

English

Sack

/sæk/

noun

1. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

    synonym:
  • sack
  • ,
  • poke
  • ,
  • paper bag
  • ,
  • carrier bag

2. An enclosed space

  • "The trapped miners found a pocket of air"
    synonym:
  • pouch
  • ,
  • sac
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • pocket

3. The quantity contained in a sack

    synonym:
  • sack
  • ,
  • sackful

4. Any of various light dry strong white wine from spain and canary islands (including sherry)

    synonym:
  • sack

5. A woman's full loose hiplength jacket

    synonym:
  • sack
  • ,
  • sacque

6. A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees)

  • Swings easily
    synonym:
  • hammock
  • ,
  • sack

7. A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

    synonym:
  • chemise
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • shift

8. The plundering of a place by an army or mob

  • Usually involves destruction and slaughter
  • "The sack of rome"
    synonym:
  • sack

9. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    synonym:
  • dismissal
  • ,
  • dismission
  • ,
  • discharge
  • ,
  • firing
  • ,
  • liberation
  • ,
  • release
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sacking

verb

1. Plunder (a town) after capture

  • "The barbarians sacked rome"
    synonym:
  • sack
  • ,
  • plunder

2. Terminate the employment of

  • Discharge from an office or position
  • "The boss fired his secretary today"
  • "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
    synonym:
  • displace
  • ,
  • fire
  • ,
  • give notice
  • ,
  • can
  • ,
  • dismiss
  • ,
  • give the axe
  • ,
  • send away
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • force out
  • ,
  • give the sack
  • ,
  • terminate

3. Make as a net profit

  • "The company cleared $1 million"
    synonym:
  • net
  • ,
  • sack
  • ,
  • sack up
  • ,
  • clear

4. Put in a sack

  • "The grocer sacked the onions"
    synonym:
  • sack

Examples of using

All I found in the pantry was a sack of hard bread.
Let's hit the sack.