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Definition of Sack


  1. A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
  6. See 2d Sac, 2.
  7. Bed.
  8. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
  9. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
  10. The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
  11. To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.

Sack Quotations

I'm not a potato sack; I've never sat on my couch. If I'm home, I'm cleaning, feeding my dogs, doing stuff. Life is too precious to waste time.
Gisele Bundchen

The brain knows the real secret of seduction, more effective than even music and martinis. Just keep whispering, 'Gee, you are really special' to that sack of water and protein that is a body, and you can get it to do practically anything.
Alison Gopnik

Touch was important. The evening of the Third of July we would go around the neighborhood and look at the fireworks others had bought, taking them out of the brown paper sack and handling them cautiously as if they were precious stones. There was envy when we saw sacks with more in them than we had.
Paul Engle

I think by and large, humans prefer to think of themselves as minds from the neck up. We don't really like to think of ourselves as another animal, another digesting, excreting, mating, snoring, sleeping kind of sack of guts. I don't think we like that. I think we'd rather not be reminded of it.
Mary Roach

A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
Luigi Pirandello
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Sack Translations

sack in Afrikaans is tas, ontslaan
sack in Danish is afskedige, taske
sack in Dutch is ontslaan, ontzetten, royeren
sack in Italian is licenziare, buttare fuori, sacco
sack in Norwegian is sekk, veske
sack in Spanish is bolso, despedir, saco
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