Meaning of BAG in English

BAG

transcription, транскрипция: [ bæg ]

( bags)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A bag is a container made of thin paper or plastic, for example one that is used in shops to put things in that a customer has bought.

N-COUNT

A bag of things is the amount of things contained in a bag.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

2.

A bag is a strong container with one or two handles, used to carry things in.

She left the hotel carrying a shopping bag.

N-COUNT

A bag of things is the amount of things contained in a bag.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

3.

A bag is the same as a handbag .

N-COUNT

4.

If you have bags under your eyes, you have folds of skin there, usually because you have not had enough sleep.

N-PLURAL

5.

If you say there is bags of something, you mean that there is a large amount of it. If you say that there are bags of things, you mean that there are a large number of them. ( BRIT INFORMAL )

...a hotel with bags of character.

= heaps of

QUANT : QUANT of pl-n / n-uncount [ emphasis ]

6.

see also bum bag , carrier bag , mixed bag , shoulder-bag , sleeping bag , tea bag

7.

If you say that something is in the bag , you mean that you are certain that you will get it or achieve it. ( INFORMAL )

‘I’ll get the Republican nomination,’ he assured me. ‘It’s in the bag.’

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR

8.

to let the cat out of the bag: see cat

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