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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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}.] [1913 Webster]

4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam. [1913 Webster]

5. (Biol.) See 2d {Sac}, 2. [1913 Webster]

6. Bed. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Sack bearer} (Zo["o]l.). See {Basket worm}, under {Basket}.

{Sack tree} (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris saccidora}) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the wood for a bottom.

{To give the sack to} or {get the sack}, to discharge, or be discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted. [Slang]

{To hit the sack}, to go to bed. [Slang] [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sacque — Sacque, n. [Formed after the analogy of the French. See 2d {Sack}.] Same as 2d {Sack}, 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacque — [sak] n. [pseudo Fr for SACK1] 1. SACK1 (sense 3) ☆ 2. a baby s jacket …   English World dictionary

  • sacque — noun a woman s full loose hiplength jacket • Syn: ↑sack • Hypernyms: ↑jacket * * * ˈsak noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of sack (I) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacque — noun Etymology: alteration of 1sack Date: 1762 1. sack 3a, b 2. an infant s usually short jacket that fastens at the neck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sacque — /sak/, n. sack1 (def. 6). * * * …   Universalium

  • sacque — noun (Variant of sack) A short loose fitting garment for women and children …   Wiktionary

  • sacque — [[t]sæk[/t]] n. clo sack I, 6) …   From formal English to slang

  • sacque — /sæk/ (say sak) noun → sack1 (def. 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • dressing sacque — noun a woman s loose jacket; worn while dressing • Syn: ↑dressing sack • Hypernyms: ↑jacket * * * noun see dressing sack …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacquer — ou saquer [ sake ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1867; de 1. sac ♦ Fam. 1 ♦ (de l expr. rendre son sac à) Renvoyer, congédier. « Sacque Guilhermet. Il est très médiocre [...] saque [sic] donc Guilhermet » (Montherlant). Noter sévèrement. Le prof l …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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