baggage

Baggage is another word for the bags you put your stuff in when you travel. It’s also known as "luggage" or "suitcases." If someone says you have baggage but you’re not holding anything, they’re talking about emotional baggage.

Baggage is the fancy suitcase you collect from an airport carousel or the duffel bag you get out of the trunk. It’s any travel bag you have your personal belongings in. Baggage can also refer to emotions from the past that get in the way of the present. In military terminology, baggage is any equipment that can be carried or hauled along. This is the original definition, from the Old French baggage, "military equipment," from bague, for "bag or bundle."

Definitions of baggage
  1. noun
    cases used to carry belongings when traveling
    synonyms: luggage
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    bag, grip, suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag
    a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
    dressing case
    a small piece of luggage for carrying brushes and bottles and toilet articles while traveling
    hand luggage
    luggage that is light enough to be carried by hand
    hatbox
    a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
    imperial
    a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
    satchel
    luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap
    trunk
    luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
    carpetbag
    traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
    footlocker, locker
    a trunk for storing personal possessions; usually kept at the foot of a bed (as in a barracks)
    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
    type of:
    case
    a portable container for carrying several objects
  2. noun
    the portable equipment and supplies of an army
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    impedimenta
    the baggage and equipment carried by an army
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    equipage, materiel
    equipment and supplies of a military force
  3. noun
    a worthless or immoral woman
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    type of:
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
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