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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ After jumping nimbly from the freight car she closed the door, picked up her holdall, and hurried towards the fence.
▪ Blake often stretches concepts with contentious boundaries into diaphanous holdalls.
▪ He packed up to 1,500 nails in each bomb, which he taped into sports holdalls.
▪ He picked up his brown holdall.
▪ He picked up his two black holdalls and went out on to the platform to watch the train pull into the station.
▪ He returned to his room and pulled his holdall out from under the bed.
▪ He thought he was getting an Olympus Trip camera and holdall - as advertised in the catalogue - for a bargain £10.
▪ She took the Geiger-Muller counter from the holdall but couldn't get a reading from around the seal of the door.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

holdall \hold"all`\ (h[=o]ld"[add]l`), n. a capacious bag or basket.

Syn: carryall, tote, tote bag.


n. 1 A large bag for carrying things whilst travelling. 2 (context figuratively English) A book or similar printed work containing a wide variety of information. Compare to omnibus, encyclopedia.


n. a capacious bag or basket [syn: carryall, tote, tote bag]


In American English, a gym bag or carryall is a large bag made of cloth or leather typically with a rectangular base and a zippered opening at the top. Two handles enable the bag to be carried, and a (usually removable) strap lets the user support the bag on the shoulders.

In British English, a holdall (or occasionally hold-all) may be a similar bag but may often have wheels and possibly a telescopic handle. The term covers a wide variety of types of bag.

Usage examples of "holdall".

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks paused over his holdall, wondering whether he should take the leather jacket or the Windcheater.

Maddened visitors were looting the malls, filling their holdalls with aftershave, cyberporn and tubes.

Clutching his holdalls and with two canvases tucked under each arm, Mackintosh crosses to the front door and lets himself out quietly.

Bathing Emma was one of them, not to mention unpacking the holdall of drink bottles, fruit and a number of other comestibles essential to a day out with a young child.

In school lunch breaks we often used to take our school blazers off and hide them in holdalls so no one could identify us when we stole.

He hangs back, clutching the two holdalls, as she opens the front door.

Bareheaded, blue-jacketed, brassbuttoned stewards dodged skillfully in and out among them with their hand-bags, holdalls, hat-boxes, and state-room trunks, and ran before them into the different depths and heights where they hid these burdens, and then ran back for more.

The corybants she commanded were mainly young, but among them I spotted a breathless Ballard, pale and eager, leaping as best he could, clad in a bright purple track-suit and elaborately constructed plimsolls that had no doubt been the secret contents of his much discussed holdall.

On Thursday morning Craig drove back to the motel, picked up his laundry, repacked his single canvas holdall, paid his bill and checked out.

He left his holdall on the Ferrari's front seat, shopping bags in the back, the whole lot in full view.

He found Oakes lying on the bed in his room, shoes still on, holdall on the bed beside him.