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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bag
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bin bag/liner (=that you use inside a bin to keep it clean)
▪ We need some more bin liners for the kitchen bin.
a golf bag (=that holds the clubs)
▪ I put the golf bag over my shoulder.
a sealed container/box/plastic bag
▪ The specimens he collected were sent back to London in sealed containers.
bag lady
bag of chips
▪ a bag of chips
be a bag/bundle of nerves (=to feel extremely nervous or worried)
▪ I was a bag of nerves during the interview.
body bag
bum bag
carrier bag
clutch bag
diplomatic bag
doggy bag
duffel bag
garment bag
▪ I packed the dresses in a black garment bag.
grab bag
▪ The treaty covers a grab bag of issues.
Jiffy bag
kit bag
overnight bag
▪ He packed an overnight bag and left.
pack a bag/case
▪ You’d better pack your bags. We’re leaving in an hour.
packed...overnight bag
▪ He packed an overnight bag and left.
saddle bag
shopping bag
shoulder bag
sleeping bag
sponge bag
toilet bag
tote bag
unaccompanied bag/luggage etc
▪ The airport X-rays all unaccompanied baggage.
used...as a punching bag
▪ a young wife whose husband used her as a punching bag
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ The envelope was too big for the bag, so everyone could see it.
▪ Pretty much every day I have a big bag of popcorn and an apple for lunch.
▪ The cyclist had a big leather bag strapped on the bicycle frame and they kept the set in there.
▪ But for the last week or two he's had to use a bigger bag.
▪ Even the passing policeman was giving out liquorice sweets from a big bag in his pocket.
black
▪ You can barely dump your black bag in the bin before the rubbish regulars pounce.
▪ A couple of inmates were collecting fallen leaves and stuffing them into black bags.
▪ To find out, I marked some green flowers and covered some white ones with a black plastic bag.
▪ She carried a large black leather Gladstone bag in her hand.
▪ The azalea bushes were draped in green and black bags.
▪ It was a black plastic dustbin bag.
▪ Marge was going through her black plastic carry bag, checking the contents.
brown
▪ A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag, its zip open.
▪ Put the peppers in a brown paper bag and seal the bag to steam them.
▪ He was carrying a brown paper bag.
▪ He left and came back with a brown bag that he threw the bundles into.
▪ Packaging materials consisted mainly of greaseproof paper and brown paper bags.
▪ They used to keep the gate receipts in a brown paper bag.
▪ He opened it carefully and extracted a padded brown Jiffy bag.
▪ A brown bag staple, a sandwich is easy to pack and easier to eat, requiring no forks or knives.
diplomatic
▪ Without ciphers and diplomatic bags, espionage and counter-espionage actions were likely to be circumscribed.
▪ The Foreign Office had a contract with the prison to launder diplomatic bags.
▪ It arrived via the diplomatic bag on Saturday morning.
duffel
▪ It took more effort to carry a duffel bag than I had ever en-countered before.
▪ I stepped on to the reef, reached for my duffel bag, and lofted it to my shoulder.
▪ While soldiers piled duffel bags into buses, i held Patience, and she cried.
▪ He is lifted from the hammock to the canoe and his harpoon, food and duffel bag are placed beside him.
▪ He had all of the stuff in a footlocker and in his duffel bag among his clothes.
large
▪ Louise was carrying a large bag which she had managed to balance on the handlebars of her scooter.
▪ Near where he was standing, some one had left a large carrier bag full of clothes.
▪ In our lounge we had two large bean bags and an old sofa with a blanket on it.
▪ Then she buys rice in large bags and some bread, daily you understand.
▪ The movement exposed the very thing she had come expecting to find: a large jute bag.
▪ She waved, but Dawn didn't see her, being too engrossed in stuffing the flowers into a large carrier bag.
▪ It saves throwing away the remains of a large bag of cement, too.
▪ I put them all in a large bag with some heavy stones.
old
▪ He handed Eleanor's book to a moralistic old bag he had once done a writing workshop with.
▪ One crack or tear in them, and they would sag like an old bag of sand.
▪ That would show the old bag.
▪ Me, an old bag of black sheep.
▪ All the other literary women he knew were old bags of whom he would be bitterly ashamed.
▪ Who was that beaten-up old bag wearing my clothes?
▪ It attracted everyone from stunt flying professionals to kids with an old plastic carrier bag and a piece of string.
▪ She had pulled out her rosary from the old cloth bag she carried, and began to pray.
overnight
▪ She looked at him, then realised her overnight bag was in the boot.
▪ She gave him five minutes to pack an overnight bag under Dexter's supervision and say farewell to his family.
▪ Bring a friend or relative for moral support and help in juggling insurance forms and your overnight bag.
▪ She received her overnight bag and Rachel's box from Bryn and thanked him warmly.
▪ She collected an overnight bag and left.
▪ I packed an overnight bag and went and checked the street through a chink in the curtain.
▪ Unzipping her overnight bag, she took out a copy of one of Puddephat's books.
piping
▪ Place a little icing in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe a decorative border around each foil mirror.
▪ Place the remaining royal icing in the piping bag and fit with a small star nozzle.
▪ Put the potato mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
▪ Drizzle over the petits fours from a fork or a small piping bag. 7 Decorate with sweets or cherries.
▪ Nylon is the best material for piping bags as it wears well and is easy to wash.
▪ Colour a little royal icing brown and place in a piping bag with a writing nozzle.
plastic
▪ Punctured plastic bags blow across the adjacent plots of waste land.
▪ Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers.
▪ A man sits on the floor, his back against a photo booth, with a plastic bag beside him.
▪ She was able to remove the plastic bag and swim to shore.
▪ But not the man with the plastic bag.
▪ The murder weapon, a Kalashnikov free of fingerprints, was left at the scene in a plastic bag.
▪ Sunbathers might find plastic bags of soggy bread and soiled clothes, but uninvited entry into the first world was generally discreet.
▪ Moving briskly, Wade dug out a plastic garbage bag, marched into the living room, and collected the dead houseplants.
sleeping
▪ Mountain Equipment were showing their new range of four Voyager synthetic filled sleeping bags, made without any through stitching.
▪ We carried a tent since the forecast was mixed but many walkers carry only sleeping bags and mats in summer.
▪ Extreme cases on high altitude expeditions have ended up with sleeping bags frozen solid!
▪ Reflex: A fabric used on the outer of some sleeping bags.
▪ They are sewn in the same manner as the slant walls on down sleeping bags.
▪ Some sleeping bags are made from fibrepile which is not a filling as such.
▪ You can also zip the bag to another Kozi-tec model to create a double sleeping bag.
small
▪ The red blood cell is finally a small bag containing haemoglobin molecules for transporting oxygen.
▪ It is important to use small bags, since a large number of acorns together will generate heat.
▪ Prepare a small box or bag containing ordinary household items for each of the expected guests.
▪ Next, two smaller plastic bags emerge.
▪ Cool until beginning to thicken, then spoon into a small greaseproof-paper icing bag.
▪ The walls were covered with feathers, skins, small leather bags, and an array of dead and dried animals.
▪ He'd seen something rather more promising than digital watches under Mr Schofield's work bench, something in a small bag.
▪ The hospital's situation was so desperate that there was only one small bag of drugs to share between 300 sick children.
tote
▪ Is the tote bag an exterior uterus, the outward sign of the unmentionable burden?
▪ She lifts a cake tin out of her tote bag.
▪ Then she hefted her tote bag.
▪ More options include a white patent-leather tote bag and a big straw hat or scarf tied a la Audrey Hepburn.
■ NOUN
air
▪ While air bags do cut down the number of deaths and injuries, they are not completely effective.
▪ True or false? Air bags can open at a rate of 100 miles per hour.
▪ True. Air bags are exceedingly fast, which can be dangerous to infants and elderly passengers.
▪ Parachutes, a pair of small rockets and air bags will cushion its impact.
▪ Ford said every 1998 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln car and truck would be getting the new air bags.
▪ Jennifer better make sure an air bag is handy.
▪ When used properly, air bags save lives.
▪ But like air bags, the new rules are having unintended consequences, and Olson describes them fully.
body
▪ Only two dimensions of cost seem to have received any systematic consideration early on - body bag numbers, and money.
▪ At the Y, I would pretend he was the body bag.
▪ Our greatest fear is that one of our children will end up in a body bag.
▪ But graves registration had run out of body bags, and the corpses were stacked without them.
▪ We had the run of the weight room, the good leather body bag.
▪ The lobby seats resembled our body bag and were filled by small men who did not move.
▪ I could make the huge, heavy body bag creak on its chains and complain to my blows.
▪ He controlled the huge body bag as if it were a speed bag.
canvas
▪ A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag, its zip open.
▪ He had brought the canvas bag with him.
▪ In the afternoons she lay on the bed with the canvas bag beside her.
▪ He fished out some long canvas bags from the barn and told me the picking started at dawn.
▪ She has a 131 canvas bag, so perhaps there's something more suitable in that.
▪ On the floor of the last room stood a tall canvas bag laced at the top.
▪ The canvas bag she was carrying was awkward too and banged against her legs, threatening to trip her up.
▪ Neblett agrees and says he uses canvas bags on his shopping forays.
carrier
▪ You will leave it in a carrier bag at a certain place and time.
▪ What were they doing in a carrier bag?
▪ It attracted everyone from stunt flying professionals to kids with an old plastic carrier bag and a piece of string.
▪ George frowned as he put his mask neatly in the brown carrier bag before driving home.
▪ Ten days ago a police bullet had hit the explosive which Terry Place had hidden in a carrier bag in the tunnel.
▪ So after finding the hairs they looked at the carrier bag more closely?
▪ Colin dug out a huge carrier bag.
▪ A young girl with a carrier bag pushes her way through the crowd as if she was being pursued.
grab
▪ Burwell is known for her visionary grab bag of charmingly painted furniture, and increasingly, for her stunning computer graphics work.
▪ We were left with a grab bag of effects, only a modicum of which registered.
▪ A true grab bag filled with unexpected surprises.
kit
▪ Sponges and towels are not part of the judicial kit bag.
▪ As you cross the line, make your way to the lorries containing your kit bag.
▪ He came on wearing a sailor's hat, a greatcoat and a kit bag.
▪ Patrick opened the wardrobe and pulled out an old army kit bag.
▪ A kind letter from the commanding officer, his kit bag.
lady
▪ She practised being a bag lady.
▪ In fact, I've always wanted to play a realistic, no make-up, bag lady.
paper
▪ He was carrying a brown paper bag.
▪ The counterman packs the sandwich and soda in a paper bag.
▪ The police were called, after which Bradley started to tear up the paper bags which were on the counter.
▪ Put the peppers in a brown paper bag and seal the bag to steam them.
▪ One night, her aunt drew a length of white chiffon out of a paper bag.
▪ I cradled the bottom of the paper bag containing my lamb chops.
▪ The assistant put them in a paper bag and Tom handed them to him.
▪ She had a history of frequent previous such visits with a response to breathing into a paper bag.
polythene
▪ The powder slipped unprotesting into the polythene bag, which he then quickly resealed.
▪ He closed the book and slipped it into a polythene bag.
▪ Slip the whole tray into a clear polythene bag, and put in a warm and light position.
▪ And he pushed Philip, knocking the polythene bag of grain out of his hand.
▪ Once well formed, remove the polythene bag and allow to grow on for a few weeks before potting on each plant singly.
▪ He tucked the polythene bag into the waterproofed ammunition pouch.
▪ He put three slices of bread and some sultanas into a polythene bag.
▪ I threw my bag into Armstrong's boot and checked the sleeping-bag I always kept there in a polythene bag.
shopping
▪ She only purchased unpackaged products, which she bore home in her ancient shopping bag.
▪ She clutched her shopping bag and her handbag.
▪ It already recycles plastic shrink-wrap into shopping bags, and 550 own-brands products are packed in recycled cardboard.
▪ Stash old plastic or paper shopping bags near the rubbish or garbage bin and then you can re-cycle them as bin liners.
▪ Damp women bundled shopping bags and prams up and down the pavement.
▪ Jimmy swung himself down, and lifted the shopping bag out of the cart.
▪ The trolley had been pushed a few feet away and my handbag removed from my shopping bag.
▪ A woman batters her husband to death with a coffee pot which she for ever after keeps in her shopping bag.
shoulder
▪ Tied loosely around the strap of her shoulder bag was a navy and yellow scarf.
▪ No longer will simply-serviceable shoulder bags suffice.
▪ The collection includes two shoulder bags, two duffle bags, a board case, backpacks and briefcases.
▪ Luna almost always carried a flat black shoulder bag.
▪ Claire jams the black box into her shoulder bag.
▪ A fringed cotton shoulder bag hung over one shoulder and he was the very image of a hippy or New-Age traveler.
▪ But the indefatigable Swans, yellow labels flapping from their shoulder bags, would never dream of sitting anything out.
▪ Rain left him supporting himself against a table as she fetched her shoulder bag.
tea
▪ Jan slopped two tea bags into the bin and scooped sugar into her cup.
▪ These products have most of the herbs discussed here already combined into tea bags ready to be steeped.
▪ Items like tea bags and cigarettes are boxed, then wrapped in cellophane.
▪ Miss Sadie sniffed and dropped the tea bags into the pot.
▪ She poured the water over the tea bags and felt the tears again.
▪ Contemporary packaging trends are in the direction of convenient packages as exemplified by the tea bag.
▪ Fennel can be used in fresh or even tea bag form.
▪ No problem-Lipton now sells a tea bag that lets you brew iced tea with cold water.
■ VERB
bring
▪ Andy was accompanied by his caddie who had brought the full bag just in case his pro decided to change his club.
▪ He had brought the canvas bag with him.
▪ We subsequently brought the bags to Grange, Co.
▪ Guests were asked to bring sleeping bags for the two-day bash.
▪ He helped Gabby bring two enormous bags of her things from her apartment.
▪ When they did return from their New York City trips, Mamita brought back duffle bags full of toys for her grandchildren.
▪ And bring along a trash bag for things you discard.
carry
▪ He carried a leather bag which he placed on the floor by the settee.
▪ He crossed the street, carrying the book bag by its drawstrings, heading for the parked cop car.
▪ Louise was carrying a large bag which she had managed to balance on the handlebars of her scooter.
▪ We carried a tent since the forecast was mixed but many walkers carry only sleeping bags and mats in summer.
▪ A second showed Fung carrying a garbage bag containing the blood sample to his van.
▪ Such a different walk from the day she arrived and had carried her own bag into the house.
▪ The other day for example, at a neighborhood market, I saw a woman carrying grocery bags open her car trunk.
clutch
▪ After all she is clutching her bag like a student would her books.
▪ She clutched her shopping bag and her handbag.
▪ If I actually met Mr Diamond, I would picture him clutching the bag and its contents to his chest.
▪ Polly clutched her bag and cardigan, her mind teeming with questions she was afraid to ask.
▪ The fortunate ones clutch tiny plastic bags of black sand, a pound of which counts as a windfall.
drop
▪ He dropped the bag over and then climbed with the blanket and the torch.
▪ When she saw Quinn, she dropped the bag and screamed.
▪ She dropped the heavy bag, the jacket on top of it, and looked around.
▪ Or else she screamed first and then dropped the bag.
▪ She drooped miserably into the farmhouse, dropping her bag of rehearsal clothes on to the floor.
▪ We arrived shortly before dusk and dropped off our bags at the temple.
▪ She dropped her clutch bag and George frowned as she strained to pick it up.
▪ Miss Sadie sniffed and dropped the tea bags into the pot.
fill
▪ Then after filling a plastic bag she popped the lot in the bin.
▪ He specialized in wristwatches, which filled the athletic bag he always had sitting at his side on the train.
▪ Sighing, she began to fill a carrier bag with essentials; an insurance, she supposed, in case the worst happened.
▪ A man carrying a handgun ordered staff to fill a carrier bag with cash before escaping on foot.
▪ Holly had filled the plastic bag with oil and twisted the neck tight and fastened it with a snip of wire.
▪ All you do is fill the bag with lukewarm water and lay it on the floor.
hold
▪ They then sit in a circle and hold their bags unopened.
▪ And you could end up holding the bag.
▪ Babur holds the bag uncertainly, letting it swing.
▪ You could be left holding the bag.
▪ He held a plastic carrier bag open by the handles.
▪ The woman is left literally holding the bag.
▪ Becky, holding a small carrier bag from a music shop, came in.
▪ Seflor Benavidez watches impassively, holding the bags and the wrapped cord on his lap.
leave
▪ She told you I'd left with a bag.
▪ You could be left holding the bag.
▪ The woman is left literally holding the bag.
▪ In most cases the thieves targeted cars which had been left with bags or other valuables clearly visible.
▪ We were left with a grab bag of effects, only a modicum of which registered.
▪ She left her bag in the car and walked across the grass to the front porch.
▪ Near where he was standing, some one had left a large carrier bag full of clothes.
open
▪ She opened the bag and got out a powder compact that had a small round mirror on the inside of the lid.
▪ But more often than not he would open his bag and lay the object gently inside it.
▪ She opened the bag, dipped in a hand and pulled out a slip of paper.
▪ Soon he lights a candle, opens a bag and stuffs the New Zealand head into it.
▪ The bruiser, opening the bag, jerked his head up.
▪ The bleached fingers shook slightly as he opened the bag.
▪ In her room, she sat on the bed and opening her travelling bag carefully took out the satin-lined box.
▪ Eventually, he thought, they would have to open the bag for her.
pack
▪ They packed their bags, sold the house and left me: I got that news in prison.
▪ They returned to their hotel, packed their bags, and left for Penn Station to catch a train for Washington.
▪ Mr Wijeratne has suggested that civilians in the area - a million of them - should pack their bags and leave.
▪ Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers.
▪ A third group have packed their bags and are ready to travel immediately as the snow falls.
▪ In March his doctor told him to pack his bags and go to sunny Arizona for a long rest.
▪ The robbers opened the strongroom and packed the cash into bags.
▪ Guilty. Pack your bags, boys, and hit the bus.
place
▪ Or grate the rind on to small pieces of freezer film; wrap tightly, then place in a polythene bag.
▪ Converse placed his bag inside the runner and climbed aboard.
▪ From Jan. 1, all rubbish must be placed in officially-approved bags, tied and left in special containers.
▪ Curtis had placed his book bag on the table between us, so that I could barely see him.
put
▪ How could we have put their bag into ours without so much as a single check?
▪ I walked into the house, and just as I put down my bags, there was a knock at the door.
▪ He put his bag under his seat and sat down.
▪ Please, let me put your bags on the side.
▪ She put her bag with the story on the passenger seat and drove as if it were a newborn baby.
▪ Examines, hesitates, puts in bag....
▪ Each body had been cut into seven pieces and the parts put into ten bags.
▪ Three of the seven players told investigators they put Tiger in a bag and beat her with baseball bats.
throw
▪ Once he finds the right ones he throws the bag over his shoulder like Santa and strides purposefully towards the door.
▪ Toward that end, protesters stoned police, cursed them, even threw bags of human waste at them.
▪ Tammuz threw hir another bag without comment.
▪ I was left to throw our bags in back, next to a hundred-pound bag of cement.
▪ What if Penry took one look at her and threw her out, bag and baggage?
▪ Anyone caught Cleaning Fish on Picnic Tables gets thrown out bag baggage.
▪ I threw my bag into Armstrong's boot and checked the sleeping-bag I always kept there in a polythene bag.
▪ We threw our flight bags in the back of the Jeep.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bag of bones
a mixed bag
▪ It's a mixed bag. The actors are fine, but the story is not very believable.
▪ Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag.
▪ Among this lot, the emotional trawl was a bit more of a mixed bag.
▪ But beer-drinkers are a mixed bag these days, and so is the stuff they drink.
▪ Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.
▪ So we have a mixed bag of destinations and holiday choices for you.
▪ The 17 exhibitors at the fair had bought a mixed bag of drawings, spanning centuries and price ranges.
▪ The first is a mixed bag of songs and dances, only a couple associated with Rivera.
▪ You must by now guess that this compilation is by definition a mixed bag, of mixed quality.
dive into your bag/pocket etc
it bag/dress/shoes etc
let the cat out of the bag
▪ I'm sorry. Jim knows about last week's party. I'm afraid I let the cat out of the bag.
▪ Some idiot's let the cat out of the bag -- Mrs Simpson realizes there's something going on.
▪ Inadvertently perhaps, the BiE report lets the cat out of the bag.
pack your bags
▪ A third group have packed their bags and are ready to travel immediately as the snow falls.
▪ And if Clinton wins it, George Bush can start packing his bags.
▪ In March his doctor told him to pack his bags and go to sunny Arizona for a long rest.
▪ Mr Wijeratne has suggested that civilians in the area - a million of them - should pack their bags and leave.
▪ So, once again, Erhardt will be packing his bags.
▪ Then I recall that I forgot to bring it with me when I packed my bags in Boston.
▪ They packed their bags, sold the house and left me: I got that news in prison.
▪ They returned to their hotel, packed their bags, and left for Penn Station to catch a train for Washington.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ an evening bag
▪ Hand luggage and checked bags must go through Customs.
▪ Some old bag was driving along at 15 miles an hour.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Air bags are 100 % effective in preventing injuries due to accidents.
▪ Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag.
▪ Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.
▪ Meredith went into the cottage, arms full of bags.
▪ Oxygen masks dropped from their hatches and bags flew through the cabins.
▪ Parachutes, a pair of small rockets and air bags will cushion its impact.
▪ She emptied her bag and popped the new shoes inside, covered by her cagoule.
▪ The youths ran off towards the town centre with the bag which contained about £80.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
carrier
▪ Some one did - Carrie felt the carrier bag go from under her arm, then one suitcase.
▪ This week, it emerged that we use eight billion carrier bags a year.
plastic
▪ When they get to the pillbox they have to divide their purchases into three clear plastic bags for inspection.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bag of bones
a mixed bag
▪ It's a mixed bag. The actors are fine, but the story is not very believable.
▪ Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag.
▪ Among this lot, the emotional trawl was a bit more of a mixed bag.
▪ But beer-drinkers are a mixed bag these days, and so is the stuff they drink.
▪ Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.
▪ So we have a mixed bag of destinations and holiday choices for you.
▪ The 17 exhibitors at the fair had bought a mixed bag of drawings, spanning centuries and price ranges.
▪ The first is a mixed bag of songs and dances, only a couple associated with Rivera.
▪ You must by now guess that this compilation is by definition a mixed bag, of mixed quality.
it bag/dress/shoes etc
let the cat out of the bag
▪ I'm sorry. Jim knows about last week's party. I'm afraid I let the cat out of the bag.
▪ Some idiot's let the cat out of the bag -- Mrs Simpson realizes there's something going on.
▪ Inadvertently perhaps, the BiE report lets the cat out of the bag.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'm tired of waiting. Bag this - I'm leaving.
▪ Julie Gold bagged the top songwriter's award.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But are they going to bag the whole idea?
▪ Mahela's deft little cutters and seam-up varieties could bag a few back-up wickets too.
▪ Sounding sweet and nice bagged Alexander third place in the Iowa vote.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
bag

Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]

  1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and containing something, as for examople, a basket, a vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.

    O sacred receptacle of my joys!
    --Shak.

  2. (Bot.)

    1. The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.

    2. The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.

    3. An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.

    4. A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.

bag

Udder \Ud"der\, n. [OE. uddir, AS. [=u]der; akin to D. uijer, G. euter, OHG. [=u]tar, [=u]tiro, Icel. j[=u]gr, Sw. jufver, jur, Dan. yver, L. uber, Gr. o"y^qar, Skr. [=u]dhar.

  1. (Anat.) The glandular organ in which milk is secreted and stored; -- popularly called the bag in cows and other quadrupeds. See Mamma.

    A lioness, with udders all drawn dry.
    --Shak.

  2. One of the breasts of a woman. [R.]

    Yon Juno of majestic size, With cowlike udders, and with oxlike eyes.
    --Pope.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bag

c.1200, bagge, from Old Norse baggi or a similar Scandinavian source; not found in other Germanic languages, perhaps ultimately of Celtic origin. Disparaging slang for "woman" dates from 1924 (though various specialized senses of this are much older). Meaning "person's area of interest or expertise" is 1964, from Black English slang, from jazz sense of "category," probably via notion of putting something in a bag.\n

\nTo be left holding the bag (and presumably nothing else), "cheated, swindled" is attested by 1793. Many figurative senses, such as the verb meaning "to kill game" (1814) and its colloquial extension to "catch, seize, steal" (1818) are from the notion of the game bag (late 15c.) into which the product of the hunt was placed. To let the cat out of the bag "reveal the secret" is from 1760.

bag

mid-15c., "to swell out like a bag;" also "to put money in a bag," from bag (n.). Earliest verbal sense was "to be pregnant" (c.1400). Of clothes, "to hang loosely," 1824. For sense "catch, seize, steal," see bag (n.). Related: Bagged; bagging.

Wiktionary
bag

n. 1 A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc. 2 (label en informal) A handbag 3 A suitcase. 4 A schoolbag, especially a backpack. 5 One’s preference. 6 (label en derogatory) An ugly woman. 7 (label en baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base. 8 (label en baseball) First, second, or third base. 9 (label en 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 (label en mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated. 11 A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance. 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 (label en slang vulgar) A scrotum. 15 (label en UK) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds. vb. 1 To put into a bag. 2 (label en informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting. 3 To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something. 4 (label en transitive) To furnish or load with a bag. 5 (label en slang African American Vernacular) To bring a woman one met on the street with one. 6 (label en slang African American Vernacular) To laugh uncontrollably. 7 (label en Australia slang) To criticise sarcastically. 8 (label en medicine) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator. 9 (label en obsolete intransitive) To swell or hang down like a full bag. 10 To hang like an empty bag. 11 (label en obsolete intransitive) To swell with arrogance. 12 (label en obsolete intransitive) To become pregnant.

WordNet
bag
  1. v. capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"

  2. hang loosely, like an empty bag

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

  4. take unlawfully [syn: pocket]

  5. put into a bag; "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"

  6. [also: bagging, bagged]

bag
  1. n. a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"

  2. the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person); "his bag included two deer"

  3. place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled to get back to the bag" [syn: base]

  4. a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb" [syn: handbag, pocketbook, purse]

  5. the quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn" [syn: bagful]

  6. a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him" [syn: traveling bag, grip, suitcase]

  7. an ugly or ill-tempered woman; "he was romancing the old bag for her money" [syn: old bag]

  8. mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats) [syn: udder]

  9. an activity that you like or at which you are superior; "chemistry is not my cup of tea"; "his bag now is learning to play golf"; "marriage was scarcely his dish" [syn: cup of tea, dish]

  10. [also: bagging, bagged]

Wikipedia
Bag (puzzle)

Bag (also called Corral or Cave) is a binary-determination logic puzzle published by Nikoli.

Bag (album)

Bag is the first album by God Street Wine. It was released independently by Ripe & Ready records, containing many of the songs that would become staples of their concerts for years to come.

Bag (Bužim)

Bag is a settlement in Bužim, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bag (fishing & hunting)

A bag, in the context of fishing and hunting, is a quantity of fish caught or game killed, normally given as number of animals. Laws can restrict the number of animals killed through bag limits. The term is also often used as in compound words, e.g. hunting bag scheme or bag statistics.

Bag (disambiguation)

A bag is a non-rigid container.

Bag may also refer to:

Bag

A bag (also known regionally as a sack) is a common tool in the form of a non-rigid container. The use of bags predates recorded history, with the earliest bags being no more than lengths of animal skin, cotton, or woven plant fibers, folded up at the edges and secured in that shape with strings of the same material.

Despite their simplicity, bags have been fundamental for the development of human civilization, as they allow people to easily collect loose materials such as berries or food grains, and to transport more items than could readily be carried in the hands. The word probably has its origins in the Norse word baggi, from the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European bʰak, but is also comparable to the Welsh baich (load, bundle), and the Greek βάσταγμα (bástagma, load).

Cheap disposable paper bags and plastic shopping bags are very common in the retail trade as a convenience for shoppers, and are often supplied by the shop for free or for a small fee. Customers may also take their own shopping bags to some shops. Although paper had been used for purposes of wrapping and padding in ancient China since the 2nd century BC, the first use of paper bags (for preserving the flavor of tea) in China came during the later Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD).

Bag (unit)

Bags have been used as standard measures for a variety of commodities which were actually supplied in bags or sacks. These include:

  • Cement which is commonly sold in bags of 94 pounds weight because this is about 1 cubic foot of powdered cement.
  • Agricultural produce in England was sold in bags which varied in capacity depending on the place and the commodity. Examples include:

:* a bag of wheat in Staffordshire would contain 3 Winchester bushels while a bag of oats would contain 6 standard bushels.

:* in the West Country, apples would be sold in bags of from 16 to 24 gallons. A measure of 24 gallons was known as the Cornish bushel.

  • Bags are used as units by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for the following commodities:

:* coffee = 60 kg

:* flour = 100 pounds

:* grapefruit = 40 pounds

:* rice = 100 pounds

The Oxford English Dictionary has a definition of "bag" as "A measure of quantity for produce, varying according to the nature of the commodity" and has quotations illustrating its use for hops in 1679, almonds in 1728 (where it is defined by weight as "about 3 Hundred Weight" i.e. in Imperial units) and potatoes in 1845 (where it is a volume measure of "three bushels" - i.e. ).

Usage examples of "bag".

Oswald Brunies, the strutting, candy-sucking teacher -- a monument will be erected to him -- to him with magnifying glass on elastic, with sticky bag in sticky coat pocket, to him who collected big stones and little stones, rare pebbles, preferably mica gneiss -- muscovy biotite -- quartz, feldspar, and hornblende, who picked up pebbles, examined them, rejected or kept them, to him the Big Playground of the Conradinum was not an abrasive stumbling block but a lasting invitation to scratch about with the tip of his shoe after nine rooster steps.

I lessly, and two of the men carried the duffel bag between I them as they approached the front door of the admin build- ting.

To-day, when Afy drove in, I asked Bag who she was, and he said it was his aunt, Lady de Courcy.

Just as she was serving them, lo and behold, over the threshold came their neighbor AH Aga with his stocking and knitting needles and with the green bag given him by Renio slung around his shoulders.

I had five boxes of Fiddle Faddle, two bags of Double-Stuff Oreo cookies, a ten-pack of Snickers bars, two bags of Fritos and one of Doritos, seven Gogurts in a variety of flavors, one bag of Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, a box of Count Chocula, a two-pound bag of Skittles, and a six-pack of Yoo-Hoo locked in my room.

He had, through it all, clung to his bag of Chips Ahoy cookies, and now he slipped one from the bag, and dunked it into his tea.

For months, Dornan had been having god knows what nightmares about Tammy maybe sitting in seven separate garbage bags in a ditch alongside some dirt road in Alabama, or getting married to a red-haired, pompous psychologist, or wandering New York in an amnesiac daze.

The old theory was that oxytocin caused the uterus to contract so violently that the amniotic fluid was forced out of the water bag and into the veins of the womb.

That exchange put me in a less than pleasant mood, and when Amrita emerged in her silk robe she took one look in the bag and announced that it was the wrong fabric.

Around the belt of the warm woolen dress she was wearing, a couple of little bags were tied, like the kind Anachronists wore with their medieval outfits.

She threw the rest of her things into the bag, took two antacid tablets, and headed out the door to her car.

In a minute I had a bag of crackers and a long-handled spoon, with an open can each of apricots and pineapples and cherries and greengages beside of me with Uncle Emsley busy chopping away with the hatchet at the yellow clings.

Lars Aquavit take my bag and lead me out to the embassy car at the curb.

But while he basked in his new happiness I travelled in my close stuffy envelope to Dulminster, and after having been tossed in and out of bags, shuffled, stamped, thumped, tied up, and generally shaken about, I arrived one morning at Dulminster Archdeaconry, and was laid on the breakfast table among other appetising things to greet Mrs.

He came back leading the Company surgeon, who carried his leather bag, and disappeared down the armoury stairs.