Meaning of BAG in English

BAG

/ bæg; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

CONTAINER

1.

[ C ] (often in compounds) a container made of paper or plastic, that opens at the top, used especially in shops / stores :

a plastic / polythene / paper bag

a laundry / mail bag

a black plastic rubbish / garbage bag

2.

[ C ] a strong container made from cloth, plastic, leather, etc., usually with one or two handles, used to carry things in when shopping or travelling :

a shopping bag

a make-up bag

He's upstairs unpacking his bags.

She opened her bag (= her handbag ) and took out her comb.

—picture at golf

—see also airbag , beanbag , bumbag , goody bag , punchbag , sandbag , tea bag

AMOUNT

3.

[ C ] bag (of sth) the amount contained in a bag :

She ate a bag of chips.

—see also mixed bag , ragbag

4.

bags (of sth) [ U , pl. ] ( BrE , informal ) a large amount or a large number of sth :

Get in! There's bags of room.

UNDER EYES

5.

bags [ pl. ] dark circles or loose folds of skin under the eyes, as a result of getting old or lack of sleep

UNPLEASANT WOMAN

6.

[ C ] ( informal , especially BrE ) an insulting word for an unpleasant or bad-tempered older woman

—see also ratbag , scumbag , windbag

BIRDS / ANIMALS

7.

[ C , usually sing. ] all the birds, animals, etc. shot or caught on one occasion

HELP NOTE : There are many other compounds ending in bag . You will find them at their place in the alphabet.

IDIOMS

- bag and baggage

- a bag of bones

- be in the bag

- leave sb holding the bag

- (not) sb's bag

—more at cat , nerve noun , pack verb , trick noun

■ verb

( -gg- ) [ vn ]

PUT INTO BAGS

1.

bag sth (up) to put sth into bags :

The fruit is washed, sorted and bagged at the farm.

CATCH ANIMAL

2.

( informal ) to catch or kill an animal

IN SPORT

3.

( informal ) to score a goal, point, etc. :

Dublin bagged two goals in last night's win.

CLAIM STH

4.

( BrE , informal ) to claim sth as yours before sb else claims it; to take sth before sb else can get it :

Sally had managed to bag the two best seats.

Quick, bag that table over there!

5.

( AustralE , NZE , informal ) to criticize sb/sth

IDIOMS

- bags (I) ...

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : perhaps from Old Norse baggi .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.