(noun, verb)


1. a flexible container with a single opening

- he stuffed his laundry into a large bag

Definition categories: man–made, container

2. the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)

- his bag included two deer

Definition categories: quantity

3. a place that the runner must touch before scoring

- he scrambled to get back to the bag

Similar word(s): base

Definition categories: man–made

4. a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

- she reached into her bag and found a comb

Similar word(s): handbag, pocketbook, purse

Definition categories: man–made, container

5. the quantity that a bag will hold

- he ate a large bag of popcorn

Similar word(s): bagful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

6. a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

- he carried his small bag onto the plane with him

Similar word(s): grip, suitcase

Definition categories: man–made, baggage, luggage

7. an ugly or ill-tempered woman

- he was romancing the old bag for her money

Definition categories: person

8. mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)

Similar word(s): udder

Definition categories: animal, mamma

9. an activity that you like or at which you are superior

- his bag now is learning to play golf

Similar word(s): dish

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with bag as a noun:

- Acid House is not my bag: I prefer the more traditional styles of music.

- The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head.

- He headed back to the bag.

- 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}.

- the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents

- the bag of a cow


1. capture or kill, as in hunting

- bag a few pheasants

Definition categories: contact, capture, catch

2. hang loosely, like an empty bag

Definition categories: stative, droop, flag, sag, swag

3. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

Similar word(s): bulge

Definition categories: stative, jut, project, protrude

4. take unlawfully

Similar word(s): pocket

Definition categories: possession, rip, steal

5. put into a bag

- The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries

Definition categories: contact, pack

Sentences with bag as a verb:

- We bagged three deer yesterday.

- The skin bags from containing morbid matter.

- The brisk wind bagged the sails.

- His trousers bag at the knees.