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 — A type of ladies dress, the chief feature of which is its easy draping from the shoulders of the wearer, made of silk in the reign of Louis XIV. In England worn during the reign of George III …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

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