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English noun: sack

1. sack (artifact) a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases


Synonymscarrier bag, paper bag, poke


Broader (hypernym)bag


Narrower (hyponym)doggie bag, doggy bag, grocery bag

2. sack (shape) an enclosed space


SamplesThe trapped miners found a pocket of air.


Synonymspocket, pouch, sac


Broader (hypernym)cavity, enclosed space

3. sack (quantity) the quantity contained in a sack


Synonymssackful


Broader (hypernym)containerful

4. sack (food) any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)


Broader (hypernym)white wine

5. sack (artifact) a woman's full loose hiplength jacket


Synonymssacque


Broader (hypernym)jacket

6. sack (artifact) a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily


Synonymshammock


Broader (hypernym)bed

7. sack (artifact) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist


Synonymschemise, shift


Broader (hypernym)dress, frock

8. sack (act) the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter


SamplesThe sack of Rome.


Broader (hypernym)pillage, pillaging, plundering

9. sack (act) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)


Synonymsdischarge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sacking


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)conge, congee, deactivation, dishonorable discharge, honorable discharge, inactivation, removal, Section Eight, superannuation


English verb: sack

1. sack (possession) plunder (a town) after capture


SamplesThe barbarians sacked Rome.


Synonymsplunder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Entaildestroy, ruin

2. sack (social) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position


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


Synonymscan, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, send away, terminate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)remove


Narrower (hyponym)clean out, dismiss, drop, furlough, lay off, pension off, retire, send away, send packing, squeeze out


Antonymshire, employ, engage

3. sack (possession) make as a net profit


SamplesThe company cleared $1 million.


Synonymsclear, net, sack up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)benefit, gain, profit


Verb groupbring in, clear, clear, earn, gain, make, net, pull in, realise, realize, take in

4. sack (contact) put in a sack


SamplesThe grocer sacked the onions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)case, encase, incase









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