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SACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sack mean? 

SACK (noun)
  The noun SACK has 9 senses:

1. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
2. an enclosed space
3. the quantity contained in a sack
4. any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
5. a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
6. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
7. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
8. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
9. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  Familiarity information: SACK used as a noun is familiar.


SACK (verb)
  The verb SACK has 4 senses:

1. plunder (a town) after capture
2. terminate the employment of
3. make as a net profit
4. put in a sack

  Familiarity information: SACK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SACK (noun)


Sense 1sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sack; paper bag; carrier bag; poke

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

bag (a flexible container with a single opening)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sack"):

shopping bag (a paper bag made of strong paper (often with handles); carries goods while shopping)

grocery bag (a sack for holding customer's groceries)

doggie bag; doggy bag (a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog)


Sense 2sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enclosed space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

sac; pocket; pouch; sack

Context example:

the trapped miners found a pocket of air

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

cavity; enclosed space (space that is surrounded by something)


Sense 3sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity contained in a sack

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

sackful; sack

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 4sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

white wine (pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation)


Sense 5sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A woman's full loose hiplength jacket

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sacque; sack

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

jacket (a short coat)


Sense 6sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

hammock; sack

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

bed (a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep)


Sense 7sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

chemise; sack; shift

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

dress; frock (a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice)


Sense 8sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the sack of Rome

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

pillage; pillaging; plundering (the act of stealing valuable things from a place)


Sense 9sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dismission; sacking; liberation; dismissal; firing; release; discharge; sack

Hypernyms ("sack" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sack"):

superannuation (the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension))

conge (an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal)

removal (dismissal from office)

deactivation; inactivation (breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges))

honorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record)

dishonorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder))

Section Eight (a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable)


SACK (verb)


Sense 1sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plunder (a town) after capture

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

sack; plunder

Context example:

the barbarians sacked Rome

Hypernyms (to "sack" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

"Sack" entails doing...:

destroy; ruin (destroy completely; damage irreparably)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Terminate the employment of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

give the sack; give the axe; give notice; force out; can; sack; send away; fire; dismiss; terminate

Context examples:

The boss fired his secretary today / The company terminated 25% of its workers

Hypernyms (to "sack" is one way to...):

remove (remove from a position or an office)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sack"):

retire (make (someone) retire)

pension off (let go from employment with an attractive pension)

clean out (force out)

furlough; lay off (dismiss, usually for economic reasons)

squeeze out (force out)

dismiss; drop; send away; send packing (stop associating with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Sense 3sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make as a net profit

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

net; sack up; sack; clear

Context example:

The company cleared $1 million

Hypernyms (to "sack" is one way to...):

benefit; gain; profit (derive a benefit from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4sack [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in a sack

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The grocer sacked the onions

Hypernyms (to "sack" is one way to...):

case; encase; incase (enclose in, or as if in, a case)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

sack up (make as a net profit)


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