bag
Pronunciation
  • enPR: băg, IPA: /ˈbæɡ/
  • (Southern England, Australia) IPA: /ˈbæːɡ/
  • (US, some dialects) IPA: /ˈbɛɡ/
  • (US, Upper Midwest) IPA: /ˈbeɪɡ/,
Noun

bag (plural bags)

  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
    Synonyms: poke, sack, tote
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  2. (informal) A handbag
    Synonyms: handbag, purse
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  5. (slang) One’s preference.
    Synonyms: cup of tea, thing, Thesaurus:predilection
    Acid House is not my bag: I prefer the more traditional styles of music.
  6. (derogatory) An ugly woman.
    Synonyms: dog, hag
  7. (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
    The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head.
  8. (baseball) First, second, or third base.
    He headed back to the bag.
  9. (preceded by "the") A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  10. (mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
    Synonyms: multiset
  11. A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
    the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents
    the bag of a cow
  12. (now, historical) A pouch tied behind a man's head to hold the back-hair of a wig; a bag wig.
    • 1774, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, 1 December:
      He had on a suit of Manchester velvet, Lined with white satten, a Bag, lace Ruffles, and a very handsome sword which the King had given to him.
  13. The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  14. (slang, vulgar) A scrotum.
  15. (UK) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  16. (mostly, in the plural) A dark circle under the eye, caused by lack of sleep, drug addiction etc.
  17. (slang) A small envelope that contains drugs, especially narcotics.
  18. c en(MLE, slang) A thousand quids, 1000 £, a grand.
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bag (bags, present participle bagging; past and past participle bagged)

  1. To put into a bag.
  2. (informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
    We bagged three deer yesterday.
  3. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  4. (transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.
    • a bee bagged with his honeyed venom
  5. (slang, African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
  6. (slang, African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably.
  7. (Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.
  8. (medicine) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
  9. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell or hang down like a full bag.
    The skin bags from containing morbid matter.
    The brisk wind bagged the sails.
  10. To hang like an empty bag.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 3,
      [...] he was dressed in a badly fitting white drill suit, with trousers bagging concertina-like over clumsy black boots.
    • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island (novel), London: Review, Chapter Eleven, p. 125,
      And this uniform did not even fit me so well. But what is a little bagging on the waist and tightness under the arm when you are a gallant member of the British Royal Air Force?
    His trousers bag at the knees.
  11. (nautical, intransitive) To drop away from the correct course.
  12. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.
  13. (obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.
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  • French: pendre
  • Italian: sbolgiare (Tuscany, uncommon, of clothes)
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