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bag - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bag' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bag [ n.]
- A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.
- 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.
- A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
- The quantity of game bagged.
- 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.
2 . Bag [ v. i.]
- To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.
- To swell with arrogance.
- To become pregnant.
3 . Bag [ v. t.]
- To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.
- To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.
- To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.

Meaning of 'bag' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bag [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an activity that you like or at which you are superior
Example in sentence:
  • chemistry is not my cup of tea;
  • his bag now is learning to play golf;
  • marriage was scarcely his dish
Meaning (2):
- the quantity that a bag will hold
Example in sentence:
  • he ate a large bag of popcorn
Meaning (3):
- a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
Example in sentence:
  • he carried his small bag onto the plane with him
Meaning (4):
- a place that the runner must touch before scoring
Example in sentence:
  • he scrambled to get back to the bag
Meaning (5):
- a flexible container with a single opening
Example in sentence:
  • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
Meaning (6):
- an ugly or ill-tempered woman
Example in sentence:
  • he was romancing the old bag for her money
Meaning (7):
- the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
Example in sentence:
  • his bag included two deer
Meaning (8):
- a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
Example in sentence:
  • she reached into her bag and found a comb
9 . bag [ v]
Meaning (9):
- capture or kill, as in hunting
Example in sentence:
  • bag a few pheasants
Meaning (10):
- put into a bag
Example in sentence:
  • The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries