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."

Primary Meanings of baggage

cases used to carry belongings when traveling
a worthless or immoral woman
Full Definitions of baggage

n cases used to carry belongings when traveling

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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
a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap
luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
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
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
a small suitcase to carry clothing and accessories for a weekend trip
Type of:
a portable container for carrying several objects

n the portable equipment and supplies of an army

the baggage and equipment carried by an army
Type of:
equipage, materiel
equipment and supplies of a military force

n a worthless or immoral woman

Type of:
adult female, woman
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

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