What does bag mean?

Definitions for bagbæg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bag.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bag(noun)

    a flexible container with a single opening

    "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"

  2. bag(noun)

    the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)

    "his bag included two deer"

  3. base, bag(noun)

    a place that the runner must touch before scoring

    "he scrambled to get back to the bag"

  4. bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse(noun)

    a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

    "she reached into her bag and found a comb"

  5. bag, bagful(noun)

    the quantity that a bag will hold

    "he ate a large bag of popcorn"

  6. bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcase(noun)

    a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

    "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"

  7. bag, old bag(noun)

    an ugly or ill-tempered woman

    "he was romancing the old bag for her money"

  8. udder, bag(noun)

    mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)

  9. cup of tea, bag, dish(verb)

    an activity that you like or at which you are superior

    "chemistry is not my cup of tea"; "his bag now is learning to play golf"; "marriage was scarcely his dish"

  10. bag(verb)

    capture or kill, as in hunting

    "bag a few pheasants"

  11. bag(verb)

    hang loosely, like an empty bag

  12. bulge, bag(verb)

    bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

  13. pocket, bag(verb)

    take unlawfully

  14. bag(verb)

    put into a bag

    "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"


  1. bag(Noun)

    A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.

  2. bag(Noun)

    A handbag

  3. bag(Noun)

    A suitcase.

  4. bag(Noun)

    A schoolbag, especially a backpack.

  5. bag(Noun)

    Oneu2019s preference.

    Acid House is not my bag, I prefer the more traditional styles of music.

  6. bag(Noun)

    An ugly woman.

  7. bag(Noun)

    The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.

    The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielderu2019s head.

  8. bag(Noun)

    First, second, or third base.

    He headed back to the bag.

  9. bag(Noun)

    A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.

  10. bag(Verb)

    To put into a bag.

  11. bag(Verb)

    To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.

    We bagged three deer yesterday.

  12. bag(Verb)

    To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.

  13. bag(Verb)

    To be caught by the police.

  14. bag(Verb)

    To bring a woman one met on the street with one.

  15. bag(Verb)

    To laugh uncontrollably.

  16. bag(Verb)

    To criticise sarcastically.

  17. bag(Verb)

    To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.

  18. bag(Noun)

    A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.

    If one has a bag of three apples and the letter 'a' is taken to denote 'apple', then such bag could be represented symbolically as {a,a,a}. Note that in an ordinary context, when talking about a bag of apples, one does not care about identifying the individual apples, although one might be interested in distinguishing apples by species, for example, letting 'r' denote 'red apple' and 'g' denote 'green apple', then a bag of three red apples and two green apples could be denoted as {r,r,r,g,g}.

  19. Origin: From bagge, from baggi, from bʰak- (compare Welsh baich, βάσταγμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bag(noun)

    a sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money

  2. Bag(noun)

    a sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow

  3. Bag(noun)

    a sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament

  4. Bag(noun)

    the quantity of game bagged

  5. Bag(noun)

    a certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of coffee

  6. Bag(verb)

    to put into a bag; as, to bag hops

  7. Bag(verb)

    to seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game

  8. Bag(verb)

    to furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag

  9. Bag(verb)

    to swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter

  10. Bag(verb)

    to swell with arrogance

  11. Bag(verb)

    to become pregnant

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bag

    bag, n. a sack, pouch: specially the silken pouch to contain the back-hair of the wig: a measure of quantity for produce: a game-bag, i.e. the quantity of fish or game secured: an udder: (vulg. in pl.) trousers.—v.i. to bulge, swell out: (naut.) to drop away from the right course.—v.t. to cram full: to put into a bag, specially of game, hence to kill game, to seize, steal:—pr.p. bag′ging; pa.p. bagged.—ns. Bag′ging, cloth or material for bags; Bag′git, a salmon that has just spawned.—adj. Bag′gy, loose like a bag: inflated, verbose.—ns. Bag′man, a familiar name for a commercial traveller; Bag′-wig, an 18th-cent. wig, the back-hair of which was enclosed in an ornamental bag.—Bag and baggage, originally a military expression, hence the phrase, 'to march out with bag and baggage,' i.e. with all belongings saved: to make an honourable retreat: now used in the sense of 'to clear out completely.'—Bag of bones, an emaciated living being.—In the bottom of the bag, remaining as a last resource; The whole bag of tricks, every expedient; To give one the bag to hold, to engage any one and meanwhile disappear; To let the cat out of the bag, to disclose the secret. [M. E. bagge, perh. Scand.; not Celtic, as Diez suggests.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bag

    A type of container and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes as per the creation and design of the designer.

    There are such a variety of bags created, manufactured, used and sold across the world every day, each for a different purpose.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bag' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2290

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bag' in Written Corpus Frequency: #836

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bag' in Nouns Frequency: #626

Anagrams for bag »

  1. gab

  2. AGB

  3. GBA

  4. BGA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bag in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vijay Chhibber:

    An air bag is only an instrument of road safety.

  2. Greg Rohl:

    My client's fingerprints will not be on that bag.

  3. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx:

    We will not stop our work until every air bag is replaced.

  4. Pedro Hernandez:

    If the freezer is still there, the book bag should be there.

  5. The New York Times:

    Witlessly derivative, a grab-bag of generic work-life advice.

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