- bag1 W2S1 [bæg] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(container)¦2¦(amount)¦3 old/stupid bag4¦(a lot of something)¦5 pack your bags6¦(eyes)¦7 a bag of bones8 in the bag9¦(trousers)¦10 not somebody's bag11 bag and baggage12¦(hunting)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: baggi]1.) ¦(CONTAINER)¦a) a container made of paper, cloth, or thin plastic which usually opens at the top▪ a paper bag▪ a plastic bag▪ a carrier bag▪ a garbage bagb) a ↑handbag▪ Don't leave your bag in the office when you go for lunch.c) a large bag that you use to carry your clothes etc when you are travelling▪ Just throw your bags in the back of the car.▪ a garment bag2.) ¦(AMOUNT)¦the amount that a bag will holdbag of▪ a bag of popcorn3.) old/stupid bagspoken an insulting word for an old woman▪ You silly old bag!4.) ¦(A LOT OF SOMETHING)¦bags of sthspoken especially BrE a lot of something= ↑plenty▪ She's got bags of money.▪ No need to rush, we've got bags of time.5.) pack your bags informalto leave a place where you have been living, usually after an argument▪ We told her to pack her bags at once.6.) ¦(EYES)¦bags [plural]dark circles or loose skin under your eyes, usually because of old age or being tired7.) a bag of bones informala person or animal who is too thin8.) in the bag informalcertain to be won or achieved▪ The governor's closest advisors quietly believe the election is in the bag.9.) ¦(TROUSERS)¦bags [plural] BrE old-fashioned loose-fitting trousers▪ Oxford bags10.) not sb's bagold-fashioned informal something that someone is not very interested in or not very good at▪ Thanks but dancing is not really my bag.11.) bag and baggageBrE with all your possessions▪ They threw her out of the house, bag and baggage.12.) ¦(HUNTING)¦ [usually singular]BrE the number of birds or animals that someone kills when they go hunting▪ We had a good bag that day.→↑sleeping bag, ↑airbag, ↑duffel bag, ↑tote bag, ↑beanbag, ↑punchbag, ↑sandbag1 , ↑teabag,let the cat out of the bag at ↑cat, be left holding the bag at ↑hold1 (26), a mixed bag at ↑mixedbag 2bag2 past tense and past participle bagged present participle baggingv [T]1.) to put things into bags▪ He got a job bagging groceries.2.) informal to manage to get something that a lot of people want▪ Try to bag a couple of seats at the front.3.) BrE informal to score a ↑goal or a point in sport▪ Larsson bagged his thirtieth goal of the season in Celtic's win.4.) informal especially BrE to kill or catch an animal or bird▪ We bagged a rabbit.bag up [bag sth<=>up] phr vto put things into bags▪ We bagged up the money before we closed the shop.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.