sack

n.

  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. The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.

v. t.

  1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
  2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
  3. To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.