Meaning of BAG in English

I. ˈbag also ˈbāg noun

Etymology: Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi

Date: 13th century

1. : a usually flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something: as

a. : purse ; especially : handbag

b. : a bag for game

c. : suitcase

2. : something resembling a bag: as


(1) : a pouched or pendulous bodily part or organ ; especially : udder

(2) : a puffy or sagging protuberance of flabby skin

bag s under the eyes

b. : a puffed-out sag or bulge in cloth

c. : a square white stuffed canvas bag used to mark a base in baseball

3. : the amount contained in a bag


a. : a quantity of game taken ; also : the maximum legal quantity of game

b. : an assortment or collection especially of nonmaterial things

a bag of tricks

5. : an unattractive woman

6. : something one likes or does regularly or well ; also : one's characteristic way of doing things

- in the bag

II. verb

( bagged ; bag·ging )

Date: 15th century

intransitive verb

1. : to swell out : bulge

2. : to hang loosely

transitive verb

1. : to cause to swell

2. : to put into a bag


a. : to take (animals) as game

b. : to get possession of especially by strategy or stealth

c. : capture , seize

d. : to shoot down : destroy

4. : to achieve in or as if in competition : win

bag a play-off berth

5. : to give up, forgo, or abandon especially for something more desirable or attainable

decided to bag her job and move to the country

— often used with it

Synonyms: see catch

• bag·ger noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.