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Definition of 'bag'


  1. a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
  2. the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); "his bag included two deer"
  3. place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
       Synonyms: base
  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"
       Synonyms: handbag pocketbook purse
  5. the quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn"
       Synonyms: bagful
  6. a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
       Synonyms: traveling bag grip suitcase
  7. an ugly or ill-tempered woman; "he was romancing the old bag for her money"
       Synonyms: old bag
  8. mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
       Synonyms: udder
  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"
       Synonyms: cup of tea dish


  1. capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"
  2. hang loosely, like an empty bag
  3. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
       Synonyms: bulge
  4. take unlawfully
       Synonyms: pocket
  5. put into a bag; "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"

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