bag: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bag), [key]
— n., v., interj. bagged, bag•ging,
- a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth; pouch.
- something resembling or suggesting such a receptacle.
- a suitcase or other portable container for carrying articles, as in traveling.
- a purse or moneybag.
- the amount or quantity a bag can hold.
- any of various measures of capacity.
- a sac, as in an animal body.
- an udder.
- a small glassine or cellophane envelope containing a narcotic drug or a mixture of narcotics.
- something hanging in a loose, pouchlike manner, as skin or cloth; a baggy part: He had bags under his eyes from lack of sleep.
- base (def. 8b).
- the amount of game taken, esp. by one hunter in one hunting trip or over a specified period.
- Jazz isn't my bag.
- a person's avocation, hobby, major interest, or obsession:Jazz isn't my bag.
- a person's mood or frame of mind:The boss is in a mean bag today.
- an environment, condition, or situation.
- bags of time; bags of money.
- Informal.plenty; much; many (usually fol. by of&hasp;):bags of time; bags of money.
- When they went to collect the rent, they found he had left, bag and baggage.
- with all one's personal property:When they went to collect the rent, they found he had left, bag and baggage.
- completely, totally:The equipment had disappeared, bag and baggage, without even the slightest trace.
- an emaciated person or animal.
- a supply of expedient resources; stratagems: Maybe they will finally be honest with us, once they've run through their bag of tricks.
- to be forced to bear the entire blame, responsibility, or loss that was to have been shared: His accomplices flew to South America on news of the theft and left him holding the bag.
- virtually certain; assured; definite: Her promotion is in the bag. The sale of the house is in the bag.
- old bag,an unattractive, often slatternly woman: a gossipy old bag.
- to swell or bulge: A stiff breeze made the sails bag out.
- to hang loosely like an empty bag: His socks bagged at the ankles.
- to pack groceries or other items into a bag.
- to cause to swell or bulge; distend: The wind bagged the curtain.
- to put into a bag.
- to kill or catch, as in hunting: I bagged my first deer when I was a teenager.
- clew (def. 10a).
- to be truant.
- (used to lay first claim to something): Bags it! Bags, I go first!
- Bachelor of Agriculture.
- bag (Thesaurus)