American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
- n. A handbag; a purse.
- n. A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
- n. An organic sac or pouch, such as the udder of a cow.
- n. An object that resembles a pouch.
- n. Nautical The sagging or bulging part of a sail.
- n. The amount that a bag can hold.
- n. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
- n. Baseball A base.
- n. Slang An area of interest or skill: Cooking is not my bag.
- n. Slang A woman considered ugly or unkempt.
- v. To put into or as if into a bag.
- v. To cause to bulge like a pouch.
- v. To capture or kill as game: bagged six grouse.
- v. Informal To gain possession of; capture.
- v. Slang To fail to attend purposely; skip: bagged classes for the day and went to the beach.
- v. Slang To stop doing or considering; abandon: bagged the idea and started from scratch.
- v. To pack items in a bag.
- v. To hang loosely.
- v. To swell out; bulge.
- idiom. bag and baggage With all one's belongings.
- idiom. bag and baggage To a complete degree; entirely.
- idiom. bag it Slang To cease discussion of an issue: Finally in disgust I told my debating opponent to bag it.
- idiom. bag it Slang To bring along one's lunch, as in a paper bag: I don't like cafeteria food, so I always bag it.
- idiom. in the bag Assured of a successful outcome; virtually accomplished or won.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small sack; a portable receptacle or repository of leather, cloth, paper, or other flexible material, capable of being closed at the mouth; a wallet; a pouch: as, a flour-bag; a carpet-bag or traveling-bag; a mail-bag. Specifically
- n. A purse or money-bag.
- n. A small silken pouch in which the back hair of the wig was curled away.
- n. What is contained in a bag; in hunting, the animals bagged or obtained in an expedition or a day's sport.
- n. A sac or receptacle in animal bodies containing some fluid or other substance: as, the honey-bag of a bee.
- n. An udder.
- n. plural The stomach.
- n. plural Trousers.
- n. The middle part of a large haul-seine: the two parts on the sides are called wings.
- n. A flue in a porcelain-oven which ascends on the inner side, and enters the oven high up, so as to heat the upper part.
- n. A customary measure of capacity, generally from 2 to 4 bushels.
- n. In coalmining, a quantity of fire-damp suddenly given off from the coal; also, the cavity from which the gas is emitted: formerly used to include cavities containing a large amount of water.
- n. To dismiss one from one's service.
- n. To cheat.
- To swell or bulge.
- To hang loosely like a bag.
- To grow big with child.
- To put into a bag: as, to bag hops.
- To distend like a bag; swell.
- To secure as game; shoot, entrap, or otherwise lay hold of: as, to bag thirty brace of grouse.
- To make off with; steal.
- To cut with a reaping-hook or scythe: used especially of cutting pease.
- n. In base-ball, a base-bag.
- n. A swelling on a boiler-plate. It is frequently found in wrought-iron boiler-plates, and is due to the presence of cinder inside the plate, which causes that part of the plate which is exposed to the heat to expand more than the side next to the water and to separate from it.
- n. In leather manufacturing, fullness in the middle of a skin, which prevents it from lying out flat and smooth. It is more marked in large skins.
- n. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
- n. informal A handbag
- n. A suitcase.
- n. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
- n. One’s preference.
- n. derogatory An ugly woman.
- n. baseball The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
- n. baseball First, second, or third base.
- n. preceded by "the" A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
- n. mathematics A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
- v. To put into a bag.
- v. To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
- v. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
- v. this sense?) (slang, African American Vernacular) To be caught by the police.
- v. slang, African American Vernacular To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
- v. slang, African American Vernacular To laugh uncontrollably.
- v. Australia, slang To criticise sarcastically.
- v. medicine To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To swell or hang down like a full bag.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To swell with arrogance.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To become pregnant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sack or pouch, used for holding anything.
- n. A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
- n. obsolete A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
- n. The quantity of game bagged.
- n. (Com.) A certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack.
- v. To put into a bag.
- v. To seize, capture, or entrap.
- v. To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.
- v. To swell or hang down like a full bag.
- v. obsolete To swell with arrogance.
- v. obsolete To become pregnant.
- v. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
- n. a flexible container with a single opening
- v. put into a bag
- v. hang loosely, like an empty bag
- n. an activity that you like or at which you are superior
- n. a place that the runner must touch before scoring
- n. a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
- n. an ugly or ill-tempered woman
- v. capture or kill, as in hunting
- v. take unlawfully
- n. the quantity that a bag will hold
- n. a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
- n. the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
- n. mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
- From Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi ("bag, pack, satchel, bundle"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰak- (compare Welsh baich ("load, bundle"), Ancient Greek βάσταγμα (bástagma, "load"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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