BAG

udder, bag

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

bag

(noun) a flexible container with a single opening; “he stuffed his laundry into a large bag”

bag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcase

(noun) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; “he carried his small bag onto the plane with him”

bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse

(noun) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); “she reached into her bag and found a comb”

base, bag

(noun) a place that the runner must touch before scoring; “he scrambled to get back to the bag”

bag, old bag

(noun) an ugly or ill-tempered woman; “he was romancing the old bag for her money”

bag

(noun) the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); “his bag included two deer”

bag, bagful

(noun) the quantity that a bag will hold; “he ate a large bag of popcorn”

bag

(verb) capture or kill, as in hunting; “bag a few pheasants”

bag

(verb) put into a bag; “The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries”

pocket, bag

(verb) take unlawfully

bulge, bag

(verb) bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

bag

(verb) hang loosely, like an empty bag

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

bag (plural bags)

A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.

Synonyms: poke (obsolete), sack, tote

Hyponym: bindle

(informal) A handbag

Synonyms: handbag, purse (US)

A suitcase.

A schoolbag, especially a backpack.

(slang) One’s preference.

Synonyms: cup of tea, thing, Thesaurus:predilection

(derogatory) An ugly woman.

Synonyms: dog, hag

(baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.

(baseball) First, second, or third base.

(preceded by "the") A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.

(mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.

Synonym: multiset

A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.

(now, historical) A pouch tied behind a man's head to hold the back-hair of a wig; a bag wig.

The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.

(slang, vulgar) A scrotum.

(UK) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.

(mostly, in the plural) A dark circle under the eye, caused by lack of sleep, drug addiction etc.

(slang) A small envelope that contains drugs, especially narcotics.

(Multicultural London English, slang) £1000, a grand.

(informal) A large number or amount.

Verb

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

To put into a bag.

(informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.

To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.

(transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.

(slang, African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.

(slang, African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably.

(Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.

(transitive, medicine) To provide with artificial ventilation via a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.

(transitive, medicine) To fit with a bag to collect urine.

(obsolete, ambitransitive) To (cause to) swell or hang down like a full bag.

To hang like an empty bag.

(nautical, intransitive) To drop away from the correct course.

(obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.

(obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.

Anagrams

• ABG, AGB, BGA, GBA, Gab, gab

Source: Wiktionary


Bag, n. Etym: [OE. bagge; cf. Icel. baggi, and also OF. bague, bundle, LL. baga.]

1. A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.

2. A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.

3. A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament. [Obs.]

4. The quantity of game bagged.

5. (Com.)

Definition: A certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of coffee. Bag and baggage, all that belongs to one.

– To give one the bag, to disappoint him. [Obs.] Bunyan.

Bag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bagged(p. pr. & vb. n. Bagging]

1. To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.

2. To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.

3. To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag. A bee bagged with his honeyed venom. Dryden.

Bag, v. i.

1. To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.

2. To swell with arrogance. [Obs.] Chaucer.

3. To become pregnant. [Obs.] Warner. (Alb. Eng. ).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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