bag

A bag is a lightweight, flexible container meant for carrying things. A grocery bag is one you bring home from the supermarket full of food.

In some places the word sack is more common, but the handled container you get at the store when you buy something is usually called a bag. You can also refer to a suitcase, handbag, or purse as a bag. When the word is used as a verb, it can mean "to put in a bag," but also "to catch something." Figuratively, you can "be left holding the bag," which means to be swindled or cheated.

Primary Meanings of bag

1.
nv
a flexible container with a single opening
put into a bag
2.
nv
the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
capture or kill, as in hunting
3.
n
mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
4.
n
an activity that you like or at which you are superior
5.
n
an ugly or ill-tempered woman
6.
n
a place that the runner must touch before scoring
Full Definitions of bag
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n a flexible container with a single opening

“he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
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air bag
a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward
back pack, backpack, haversack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack
a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
beanbag
a small cloth bag filled with dried beans; thrown in games
bladder
a bag that fills with air
body bag, human remains pouch, personnel pouch
a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed
book bag
a bag in which students carry their books
burn bag
a bag into which secret documents are placed before being burned
carryall, holdall, tote, tote bag
a capacious bag or basket
drawstring bag
a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
dust bag, vacuum bag
a bag into which dirt is sucked by a vacuum cleaner
envelope, gasbag
the bag containing the gas in a balloon
gamebag
a canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter
golf bag
golf equipment consisting of a bag for carrying golf clubs and balls
burlap bag, gunny sack, gunnysack
a bag made of burlap
ice bag, ice pack
a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
mailbag, postbag
letter carrier's shoulder bag
feedbag, nosebag
a canvas bag that is used to feed an animal (such as a horse); covers the muzzle and fastens at the top of the head
pannier
either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)
plastic bag
a bag made of thin plastic material
pouch
a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
purse
a small bag for carrying money
ragbag
a bag in which rags are kept
rosin bag
a bag filled with rosin; used by baseball pitchers to improve their grip on the ball
sachet
a small soft bag containing perfumed powder; used to perfume items in a drawer or chest
carrier bag, paper bag, poke, sack
a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
saddlebag
a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle
sandbag
a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
schoolbag
a bag for carrying school books and supplies
shopping bag
a bag made of plastic or strong paper (often with handles); used to transport goods after shopping
sick bag, sickbag
a bag provided on an airplane for passengers who are suffering from airsickness and need to vomit
skin
a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
sleeping bag
large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors; usually rolls up like a bedroll
sweat bag
a porous bag (usually of canvas) that holds water and cools it by evaporation
tea bag
small paper bag holding a measure of tea
sponge bag, toilet bag
a waterproof bag for holding bathrooms items (soap and toothpaste etc.) when you are travelling
tool bag
a bag in which tools are carried
tucker-bag
a bag used for carrying food
bin liner
a plastic bag used to line a trash or garbage bin
doggie bag, doggy bag
a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog
duffel, duffel bag, duffle, duffle bag
a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings
grocery bag
a sack for holding customer's groceries
kit bag, kitbag
a knapsack (usually for a soldier)
mail pouch, mailbag
pouch used in the shipment of mail
moneybag
a drawstring bag for holding money
pocket
a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
seabag
a cylindrical drawstring bag used by sailors to hold their clothing and other gear
sporran
a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
tobacco pouch
a pouch for carrying pipe tobacco
belt bag, waist pack
a small pouch (usually with a zipper) that attaches to a belt and is worn around the waist
water skin, waterskin
a container of skin for holding water
wineskin
an animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

n 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
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clutch, clutch bag
a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
etui
small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
evening bag
a handbag used with evening wear
reticule
a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade; used in 18th and 19th centuries
shoulder bag
a large handbag that can be carried by a strap looped over the shoulder
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

n a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

“he carried his small bag onto the plane with him”
Synonyms:
grip, suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag
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carpetbag
traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
garment bag
a suitcase that unfolds to be hung up
gripsack
a small suitcase
overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter
a small traveling bag to carry clothing and accessories for staying overnight
Gladstone, Gladstone bag, portmanteau
a large travelling bag made of stiff leather
weekender
a small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip
valise
a small overnight bag for short trips
Type of:
baggage, luggage
cases used to carry belongings when traveling

n the quantity that a bag will hold

“he ate a large bag of popcorn”
Synonyms:
bagful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

v put into a bag

“The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries”
Types:
pouch
put into a small bag
Type of:
pack
arrange in a container

v hang loosely, like an empty bag

Type of:
droop, flag, sag, swag
droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

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

Synonyms:
bulge
Types:
protuberate
form a rounded prominence
Type of:
jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out
extend out or project in space
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n the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)

“his bag included two deer”
Type of:
indefinite quantity
an estimated quantity

v capture or kill, as in hunting

bag a few pheasants”
Type of:
capture, catch
capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

v take unlawfully

Synonyms:
pocket
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent
3

n mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)

Synonyms:
udder
Type of:
mamma, mammary gland
milk-secreting organ of female mammals
4

n an activity that you like or at which you are superior

“his bag now is learning to play golf”
Synonyms:
cup of tea, dish
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior
5

n an ugly or ill-tempered woman

“he was romancing the old bag for her money”
Synonyms:
old bag
Type of:
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman
a woman who is an unpleasant person
6

n a place that the runner must touch before scoring

“he scrambled to get back to the bag
Synonyms:
base
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first base
the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
home, home base, home plate, plate
(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
second base
the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
third, third base
the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
Type of:
baseball equipment
equipment used in playing baseball

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