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bag definition

Overview

This page has 68 definitions of bag with English translations in 10 languages. Bag is a noun, verb, preposition, an adverb and adjective. Examples of how to use bag in a sentence are shown. Also define these 108 related words and terms: flexible, container, cloth, paper, plastic, poke, sack, tote, bindle, handbag, purse, suitcase, schoolbag, backpack, preference, cup of tea, thing, derogatory, ugly, woman, dog, hag, LGBT, baseball, base, breathalyzer, mathematics, set, multiset, sac, fluid, pouch, wig, bag wig, game, hunt, scrotum, cement, circle, eye, £, grand, catch, kill, fishing, hunting, possession, claim, bring, met, street, one, end, at large, deprive, corporeal, freedom, criminal procedure, nick, furnish, load, medicine, ventilation, bag valve mask, resuscitator, urine, transitive, intransitive, swell, empty, nautical, course, pregnant, puffy, arrogance, laugh, criticise, ring, put, place, apply, boat, anatomy, behind, bottom, butt, buttocks, seat, pastry, bage, cheek, bag, tiger, băga, duffel bag, garden, chop, split, strike, dive, swoop, divide, cut across, mental illness, crazy, mad, insane, and go nuts.

See also: bağ

English bag definition

Etymology

From Middle English bagge, borrowed from Old Norse baggi (bag, pack, satchel, bundle), related to Old Norse bǫggr (harm, shame; load, burden), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰak- (compare Welsh baich (load, bundle), Ancient Greek βάσταγμα (bástagma, load)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: băg, IPA(key): /ˈbæɡ/
  • (Southern England, Australia) IPA(key): /ˈbæːɡ/
  • (US, some dialects) IPA(key): /ˈbɛɡ/
  • (US, Upper Midwest) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪɡ/,
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Noun

bag (plural bags)

  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
    Synonyms: (obsolete) poke, sack, tote
    Hyponym: bindle
    • Sack definition
      A bag; especially a large bag of strong, coarse material for storage and handling of various commodities, such as potatoes, coal, coffee; or, a bag with handles used at a supermarket, a grocery sack; or, a small bag for small items, a satchel. (1 of 11 sack definitions)
  2. (informal) A handbag
    Synonyms: handbag, (US) purse
    • Handbag definition
      A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items. (1 of 2 handbag definitions)
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
    • Schoolbag definition
      A satchel used to carry supplies for school; a bookbag.
  5. (slang) One’s preference.
    Synonyms: cup of tea, thing; see also Thesaurus:predilection
    Acid House is not my bag: I prefer the more traditional styles of music.
  6. (derogatory) An ugly woman.
    Synonyms: dog, hag
  7. (LGBT, slang, US, derogatory) A fellow gay man.[1]
  8. (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
    The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head.
    • Baseball definition
      A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins. (1 of 3 baseball definitions)
    • Base definition
      Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
      1. A supporting, lower or bottom component of a structure or object.
      (1 of 37 base definitions)
  9. (baseball) First, second, or third base.
    He headed back to the bag.
  10. (preceded by "the") A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  11. (mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
    Synonym: multiset
    • If one has a bag of three apples and the letter 'a' is taken to denote 'apple', then such bag could be represented symbolically as {a,a,a}. Note that in an ordinary context, when talking about a bag of apples, one does not care about identifying the individual apples, although one might be interested in distinguishing apples by species, for example, letting 'r' denote 'red apple' and 'g' denote 'green apple', then a bag of three red apples and two green apples could be denoted as {r,r,r,g,g}.
    • Multiset definition
      A generalized type of set in which multiple occurrences of an element are permitted.
  12. A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
    the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents
    the bag of a cow
  13. (now historical) A pouch tied behind a man's head to hold the back-hair of a wig; a bag wig.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. II, ch. 54:
      [H]e had once lost his bag, and a considerable quantity of hair, which had been cut off by some rascal in his passage through Ludgate, during the lord mayor's procession.
    • 1774, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, 1 December:
      He had on a suit of Manchester velvet, Lined with white satten, a Bag, lace Ruffles, and a very handsome sword which the King had given to him.
    • Bag Wig definition
      An 18th-century wig, the back-hair of which was enclosed in an ornamental bag.
  14. The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
    • Hunt definition
      To find or search for an animal in the wild with the intention of killing the animal for its meat or for sport. (1 of 8 hunt definitions)
  15. (slang, vulgar) A scrotum.
    • Scrotum definition
      The bag of skin and muscle that contains the testicles in mammals.
  16. (Britain) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  17. (chiefly in the plural) A dark circle under the eye, caused by lack of sleep, drug addiction etc.
    • 2013, Ken Ilgunas, Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom, page 14:
      With gravel stuck to my cheek, I pulled myself back in the car, looked in the rearview mirror, and saw, looking back at me, a young man with a pale face and a purple bag under each eye. I looked pitiful []
  18. (slang) A small envelope that contains drugs, especially narcotics.
  19. (MLE, slang) £1000, a grand.
    • 2017 May 2, Figure Flows ft. Purple (lyrics and music), “Money Right”, in Big Figures, from 1:18:
      Coulda got a bag last year
      But now I get a bag for a verse
  20. (informal) A large number or amount.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Korean: (baek)
  • Norwegian: bag

Translations

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Verb

bag (third-person singular simple present bags, present participle bagging, simple past and past participle bagged)

  1. To put into a bag.
  2. to take with oneself, to assume into one’s score
    1. (informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
      We bagged three deer yesterday.
      • 1909, John Claude White, Sikhim and Bhutan, page 55:
        He was a fine specimen, very large and with a beautiful coat, and I wish I had had the luck to bag him.
    2. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
    3. (slang, African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
      • 2020, “Those Kinda Nights”, in Music to Be Murdered By, performed by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran:
        When we hit the club to go and hell-raise / Probably end up baggin' the cocktail waitress
    4. (slang, MLE) To end the being at large of someone, to deprive of somone’s corporeal freedom in the course of a criminal procedure.
      Synonym: nick
      • 2021 January 29, JS x Jtrapz (lyrics and music), “Straight On Smoke”, 0:54–0:56:
        Free bro, free bro, we got bagged for a M
    • Hunting definition
      The act of finding and killing a wild animal, either for sport or with the intention of using its parts to make food, clothes, etc. (1 of 4 hunting definitions)
    • Met definition
      simple past tense and past participle of meet
    • Criminal Procedure definition
      The legal process for adjudicating claims that someone has violated criminal law.
  3. (transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.
    • 1690, [John] Dryden, Don Sebastian, King of Portugal: [], London: [] Jo. Hindmarsh, [], OCLC 1154883115, (please specify the page number):
      a bee bagged with his honeyed venom
    1. (transitive, medicine) To provide with artificial ventilation via a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
    2. (transitive, medicine) To fit with a bag to collect urine.
      • 1985, Sol S. Zimmerman, Joan Holter Gildea, Critical Care Pediatrics (page 205)
        The patient was bagged for a urine analysis and stat electrolytes were drawn.
  4. to expose exterior shape or physical behaviour resembling that of a bag
    1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) swell or hang down like a full bag.
      The skin bags from containing morbid matter.
      The brisk wind bagged the sails.
    2. To hang like an empty bag.
      • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 3,[1]
        [...] he was dressed in a badly fitting white drill suit, with trousers bagging concertina-like over clumsy black boots.
      • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island, London: Review, Chapter Eleven, p. 125,[2]
        And this uniform did not even fit me so well. But what is a little bagging on the waist and tightness under the arm when you are a gallant member of the British Royal Air Force?
      His trousers bag at the knees.
    3. (nautical, intransitive) To drop away from the correct course.
    4. (obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Warner. (Alb. Eng.) to this entry?)
  5. to show particular puffy emotion
    1. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    2. (slang, African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably.
    3. (Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.
    • Arrogance definition
      The state of being arrogant; a type of extreme or foolish pride in which someone feels much superior to another.
    • Criticise definition
      Alternative spelling of criticize

Translations

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References

  1. ^ A. F. Niemoeller, "A Glossary of Homosexual Slang," Fact 2, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1965): 25

Anagrams


Antillean Creole bag definition

Etymology

From French bague.

Noun

bag

  1. ring

Aromanian bag definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

Either of substratum origin or from a Vulgar Latin *begō, from Late Latin bīgō, from Latin bīga. Less likely from Greek βάζω (vázo, put in, set on). May have originally referred to putting animals under a yoke. Compare Romanian băga, bag.

Verb

bag (past participle bãgatã or bãgate)

  1. I put, place, apply.
    • Apply definition
      To lay or place; to put (one thing to another) (1 of 9 apply definitions)

Related terms

  • bãgari / bãgare
  • bãgat
  • nibãgat

See also


Breton bag definition

Etymology

Probably tied to Old French bac (flat boat), itself of obscure origin.

Noun

bag f

  1. boat

Danish bag definition

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bak n (back), from Proto-Germanic *baką, cognate with Norwegian bak, Swedish bak, English back. The preposition is a shortening of Old Norse á bak (on the back of), compare English back from aback, from Old English onbæc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ], (as a preposition or adverb always) IPA(key): [ˈb̥æˀ]

Noun

bag c (singular definite bagen, plural indefinite bage)

  1. (anatomy) behind, bottom, butt, buttocks
  2. seat (part of clothing)
Inflection
Synonyms

Preposition

bag

  1. behind

Adverb

bag

  1. behind

Etymology 2

From the verb to bake

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ]

Noun

bag n (singular definite baget, plural indefinite bage)

  1. (rare) pastry
    Synonym: bagværk
Inflection

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːˀɣ/, [ˈb̥æˀj], [ˈb̥æˀ]

Verb

bag

  1. imperative of bage
    • Bage definition
      to bake

Haitian Creole bag definition

Etymology

From French bague (ring).

Noun

bag

  1. ring

Meriam bag definition

Noun

bag

  1. cheek
    • Cheek definition
      The soft skin on each side of the face, below the eyes; the outer surface of the sides of the oral cavity. (1 of 9 cheek definitions)

Norwegian Bokmål bag definition

Alternative forms

  • bagg

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi.

Pronunciation

Noun

bag m (definite singular bagen, indefinite plural bager, definite plural bagene)

  1. A purse more or less similar to a bag or sack.
  2. (on a baby carriage) a detachable part of the carriage to lie on.

References


Norwegian Nynorsk bag definition

Alternative forms

  • bagg

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi. Doublet of bagge.

Noun

bag m (definite singular bagen, indefinite plural bagar, definite plural bagane)

  1. A purse more or less similar to a bag or sack.
  2. (on a baby carriage) a detachable part of the carriage to lie on.

References


Old Frisian bag definition

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *baugaz (ring) Cognate to Old English bēag

Noun

bāg m

  1. a ring

Inflection


Rohingya bag definition

Etymology

From Magadhi Prakrit [Term?], from Sanskrit व्याघ्र (vyāghra).

Noun

bag

  1. tiger

Romanian bag definition

Pronunciation

Verb

bag

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of băga

Swedish bag definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English bag, from Old Norse baggi.

Noun

bag c

  1. A kind of large bag; a duffel bag

Declension

Declension of bag 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bag bagen bagar bagarna
Genitive bags bagens bagars bagarnas

Torres Strait Creole bag definition

Etymology

From Meriam bag.

Noun

bag

  1. (anatomy, eastern dialect) cheek

Synonyms

  • masa (western dialect)

Turkmen bag definition

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bag (definite accusative bagy, plural baglar)

  1. garden

Welsh bag definition

Etymology

From English bag.

Pronunciation

Noun

bag m (plural bagiau)

  1. bag

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bag fag mag unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “bag”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Zhuang bag definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “From Proto-Tai *bra:kD?”)

Verb

bag (Sawndip forms 𭄄 or or or or 𢫦 or 𪫮 or or 𰄙 or 𢫗 or ⿱拍刀 or 𠛋 or 𫥴 or ⿰扌劈 or , old orthography bag)

  1. to chop; to split
  2. (of lightning) to strike
  3. to dive; to swoop down
  4. to divide
    • Divide definition
      To split or separate (something) into two or more parts. (1 of 12 divide definitions)
  5. to cut across

Etymology 2

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Noun

bag (Sawndip forms 𭼈 or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. mental illness

Adjective

bag (Sawndip forms 𭼈 or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. crazy; mad; insane
    Synonym: vangh
Descendants

Verb

bag (Sawndip forms 𭼈 or ⿸疒百 or or , old orthography bag)

  1. to become crazy; to go mad; to go nuts
    Synonym: vangh