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ˈbæg ɪdʒbag·gage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baggage, luggagenoun

    cases used to carry belongings when traveling

  2. baggagenoun

    a worthless or immoral woman

  3. baggagenoun

    the portable equipment and supplies of an army


  1. baggagenoun

    Luggage; traveling equipment

    Please put your baggage in the trunk.

  2. baggagenoun

    Factors that restrict a person's freedom, often in an intellectual or psychological way

    He's got a lot of emotional baggage.

  3. baggagenoun

    A woman

  4. baggagenoun

    An army's portable equipment; its baggage train.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Baggagenoun

    Etymology: from bag, bagage, Fr.

    The army was an hundred and seventy thousand footmen, and twelve thousand horsemen, beside the baggage. Judith, vii. 2.

    Riches are the baggage of virtue; they cannot be spared, nor left behind, but they hinder the march. Francis Bacon.

    They were probably always in readiness, and carried among the baggage of the army. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    Dolabella designed, when his affairs grew desperate in Egypt, to pack up bag and baggage, and sail for Italy. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    A spark of indignation did rise in her, not to suffer such a baggage to win away any thing of hers. Philip Sidney.

    When this baggage meets with a man who has vanity to credit relations, she turns him to account. Spectat. №. 205.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baggagenoun

    the clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army

  2. Baggagenoun

    the trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage

  3. Baggagenoun

    purulent matter

  4. Baggagenoun

    trashy talk

  5. Baggagenoun

    a man of bad character

  6. Baggagenoun

    a woman of loose morals; a prostitute

  7. Baggagenoun

    a romping, saucy girl


  1. Baggage

    Baggage is any number of bags, cases and containers which hold a traveller's articles during transit. Luggage is more or less the same concept as "baggage", but is normally used in relation to the personal baggage of a specific person or persons. The modern traveller can be expected to have packages containing clothing, toiletries, small possessions, trip necessities, and on the return-trip, souvenirs. For some, luggage and the style thereof is representative of the owner's wealth. Baggage, or baggage train, can also refer to the train of people and goods, both military and of a personal nature, which commonly followed pre-modern armies on campaign.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baggage

    bag′āj, n. the tents, provisions, and other necessaries of an army: (U.S.) traveller's luggage; a worthless woman: a saucy woman. [O. Fr. bagagebaguer, to bind up, from which we may infer all the meanings, without reference to Fr. bagasse, It. bagáscia, a strumpet.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. baggage

    The necessaries, utensils, and apparel of troops.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. baggage

    The clothes, tents, utensils of divers sorts, and provisions, etc., belonging to an army, or part of an army.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Baggage

    A term often applied to a woman, because the wives of soldiers taken on foreign service go with the stores and baggage generally. In the United States this word is an equivalent for the English “Luggage.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baggage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baggage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of baggage in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Haisha:

    SoulBlazing is a practice for blazing through your emotional baggage so that you can live a more purposeful life that’s aligned with your Authentic Self.

  2. Ma Xiaoguang:

    Everyone is very clear about the DPP's history. This party adheres to the 'Taiwan independence' stance... Obviously, it is precisely the DPP which needs to drop the baggage of history.

  3. Patrick Gannon:

    I absolutely think that if we don't pay attention to the small things that happen around here, that it could lead to much larger things. So there is, I believe, a connection between baggage theft and terrorism.

  4. David Hughes:

    Roby has suffered a lot of backlash from Trump loyalists, but Bright is not the natural candidate to take advantage of that, he has a lot of baggage as a former Democrat.

  5. Julia Suvrova:

    How, who will do it, I don't know. I will say goodbye to my baggage.

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