(Sa"chem) n. A chief of a tribe of the American Indians; a sagamore. See Sagamore.
(Sa"chem*dom) n. The government or jurisdiction of a sachem. Dr. T. Dwight.
(Sa"chem*ship), n. Office or condition of a sachem.
(||Sa`chet") n. [F., dim. of sac. See Sac.] A scent bag, or perfume cushion, to be laid among
handkerchiefs, garments, etc., to perfume them.
(Sa*ci"e*ty) n. Satiety. [Obs.] Bacon.
Sack posset, a posset made of sack, and some other ingredients.
(Sack) n. [OE. seck, F. sec dry from L. siccus dry, harsh; perhaps akin to Gr. 'ischno`s, Skr.
sikata sand, Ir. sesc dry, W. hysp. Cf. Desiccate.] A name formerly given to various dry Spanish
wines. "Sherris sack." Shak.
(Sack), n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, sæcc, 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.
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.
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.]
4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.
5. (Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2.
Sack bearer (Zoöl.). 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]
(Sack), v. t.
1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson.L. Wallace.
2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders. [Colloq.]
(Sack), n. [F. sac plunder, pillage, originally, a pack, packet, booty packed up, fr. L. saccus. See
Sack a bag.] The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, by which phrase is to be understood the perpetration
of all those outrages which the ruthless code of war allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of
the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or age.Prescott.