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Definition of "sack" []

  • A large bag of strong coarse material for holding objects in bulk. (noun)
  • A similar container of paper or plastic. (noun)
  • The amount that such a container can hold. (noun)
  • A short loose-fitting garment for women and children. (noun)
  • Slang Dismissal from employment: finally got the sack after a year of ineptitude. (noun)
  • A large bag made of coarse cloth, thick paper, etc, used as a container (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The amount contained in a sack, sometimes used as a unit of measurement (noun)
  • A woman's loose tube-shaped dress (noun)
  • A woman's full loose hip-length jacket, worn in the 18th and mid-20th centuries (noun)
  • A run scored off a ball not struck by the batsman: allotted to the team as an extra and not to the individual batsman (noun)
  • To dismiss from employment (verb)
  • To put into a sack or sacks (verb)

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Use "sack" in a sentence
  • "He would be what you called sack because he was mad, and they would send him to an asylum for lunatics."
  • "European countries, as long as their histories have existed; besides the similarity of the texture of their languages, and of many words in them; thus the word sack is said to mean"
  • "Or should we just all conclude that "Bart" 's an unrepentant, unshamable lyin 'sack'o'sh*te and get on with what we need to do ...."