bag

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi (bag, pack, satchel, bundle), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰak- (compare Welsh baich (load, bundle), Ancient Greek βάσταγμα (bástagma, load).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bag (plural bags)

  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  2. (informal) A handbag
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  5. One’s preference.
    Acid House is not my bag: I prefer the more traditional styles of music.
  6. (derogatory) An ugly woman.
  7. (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
    The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head.
  8. (baseball) First, second, or third base.
    He headed back to the bag.
  9. (preceded by "the") A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  10. (mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
    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}.
  11. 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
  12. A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
  13. The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  14. (slang, vulgar) A scrotum.

Synonyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (flexible container): bindle

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To put into a bag.
  2. To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
    We bagged three deer yesterday.
  3. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  4. (transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.
    • Dryden
      a bee bagged with his honeyed venom
  5. (slang, African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
  6. (slang, African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably.
  7. (Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.
  8. (medicine) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
  9. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell or hang down like a full bag.
    The skin bags from containing morbid matter.
  10. (obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  11. (obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Warner. (Alb. Eng.) to this entry?)

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Korean: (baek) (baek)

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

bag f

  1. boat

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse bak (back).

Adverb[edit]

bag

  1. behind

Noun[edit]

bag c (singular definite bagen, plural indefinite bage)

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

Preposition[edit]

bag

  1. behind

Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun to bage (bake).

Noun[edit]

bag n

  1. pastry
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bag

  1. Imperative of bage.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bague (ring).

Noun[edit]

bag

  1. ring

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bag

  1. rafsi of bargu.

Meriam[edit]

Noun[edit]

bag

  1. cheek

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loanword from Old Norse baggi through English bag.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bag

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

Inflection[edit]


Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit व्याघ्र (vyāghra)

Noun[edit]

bag

  1. tiger

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the English word bag.

Noun[edit]

bag c

  1. A kind of large bag; a duffel bag

Declension[edit]


Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Meriam bag.

Noun[edit]

bag

  1. (eastern dialect) cheek

Synonyms[edit]

  • masa (western dialect)

Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

bag (definite accusative bagy, plural baglar)

  1. garden