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Meaning & Definition of Bag in English

English

Bag

/bæg/

noun

1. A flexible container with a single opening

  • "He stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
    synonym:
  • bag

2. The quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)

  • "His bag included two deer"
    synonym:
  • bag

3. A place that the runner must touch before scoring

  • "He scrambled to get back to the bag"
    synonym:
  • base
  • ,
  • bag

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

  • "She reached into her bag and found a comb"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • handbag
  • ,
  • pocketbook
  • ,
  • purse

5. The quantity that a bag will hold

  • "He ate a large bag of popcorn"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • bagful

6. A portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

  • "He carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • traveling bag
  • ,
  • travelling bag
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • suitcase

7. An ugly or ill-tempered woman

  • "He was romancing the old bag for her money"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • old bag

8. Mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)

    synonym:
  • udder
  • ,
  • bag

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • cup of tea
  • ,
  • bag
  • ,
  • dish

verb

1. Capture or kill, as in hunting

  • "Bag a few pheasants"
    synonym:
  • bag

2. Hang loosely, like an empty bag

    synonym:
  • bag

3. Bulge out

  • Form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    synonym:
  • bulge
  • ,
  • bag

4. Take unlawfully

    synonym:
  • pocket
  • ,
  • bag

5. Put into a bag

  • "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"
    synonym:
  • bag

Examples of using

The English articles are bread-and-butter important. For instance, if I ask my English friend to hold my bag for a while, and then ask to give it back by saying "Give me bag", he'll probably steal the bag of the man standing around because he didn't understand which bag was meant.
Tom was carrying a duffel bag and a guitar case.
Tom gave me a dozen cookies in a plastic bag.