bags

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bæɡz/


From the verb bag: (⇒ conjugate)
bags is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v 3rd person singular

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bags /bæɡz/ pl n
  1. informal a lot; a great deal
  2. short for Oxford bags
  3. Brit informal any pair of trousers
interj
  1. Also: bags I children's slang Brit Austral an indication of the desire to do, be, or have something
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bag /bæg/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  bagged, bag•ging. 
n. [countable]
  1. a container made of a soft material, as paper or plastic, that can be closed at the mouth.
  2. a piece of luggage:The airline lost my bag.
  3. a purse;
    handbag:The thief snatched her bag.
  4. the amount a bag can hold:a bag of candy.
  5. Slang TermsSlang. a small envelope containing narcotics.
  6. something, as skin, hanging loosely:bags under his eyes.
  7. Sporta base in baseball.
  8. [Slang (offensive).]an ugly woman.
  9. Slang Terms[usually singular ]Slang. a person's hobby;
    avocation: Jazz isn't my bag.

v. 
  1. [no obj] to hang loosely;
    swell or bulge:These slacks bag at the knees.
  2. to pack or put in a bag:[+ object]bagged my groceries.
  3. Informal Terms[ + obj] to kill or catch, as in hunting:He bagged two geese.
Idioms
  1. in the bag, Informal. almost certain to be obtained or achieved:I thought victory was in the bag.
  2. leave (someone) holding the bag, Informal. to leave (someone) to take the consequences:His accomplices flew to South America and left him holding the bag.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bag  (bag),USA pronunciation n., v.,  bagged, bag•ging, interj. 
n. 
  1. a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth;
    pouch.
  2. something resembling or suggesting such a receptacle.
  3. a suitcase or other portable container for carrying articles, as in traveling.
  4. a purse or moneybag.
  5. the amount or quantity a bag can hold.
  6. any of various measures of capacity.
  7. Zoologya sac, as in an animal body.
  8. an udder.
  9. Slang Termsa small glassine or cellophane envelope containing a narcotic drug or a mixture of narcotics.
  10. something hanging in a loose, pouchlike manner, as skin or cloth;
    a baggy part:He had bags under his eyes from lack of sleep.
  11. Sport[Baseball.]base1 (def. 8b).
  12. Sport[Hunting.]the amount of game taken, esp. by one hunter in one hunting trip or over a specified period.
  13. Slang Terms
    • 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.
  14. bags: 
    • Informal Termsplenty;
      much;
      many (usually fol. by of ):bags of time; bags of money.
    • Slang Termstrousers.
  15. Idiomsbag 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.
  16. Idiomsbag of bones, an emaciated person or animal.
  17. Idiomsbag of tricks, a supply of expedient resources;
    stratagems:Maybe they will finally be honest with us, once they've run through their bag of tricks.
  18. Idioms, Informal Termshold the bag, [Informal.]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.
  19. Informal Terms, Idiomsin the bag, virtually certain;
    assured;
    definite:Her promotion is in the bag. The sale of the house is in the bag.
  20. Slang Terms, Informal Terms, Idiomsold bag,an unattractive, often slatternly woman:a gossipy old bag.

v.i. 
  1. to swell or bulge:A stiff breeze made the sails bag out.
  2. to hang loosely like an empty bag:His socks bagged at the ankles.
  3. to pack groceries or other items into a bag.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to swell or bulge;
    distend:The wind bagged the curtain.
  2. to put into a bag.
  3. Informal Termsto kill or catch, as in hunting:I bagged my first deer when I was a teenager.
  4. Show Business[Theat.]clew (def. 10a).
  5. Slang Terms, Idiomsto quit, abandon, or skip:I bagged my math class today. We'd better bag the deal. I was working too hard so I decided to bag it.

interj. 
  1. British Termsbags! (used to lay first claim to something):Bags it! Bags, I go first!
baglike′, adj. 
  • Old Norse baggi pack, bundle
  • 1200–50; 1920–25 for def. 20; Middle English bagge
    1. Although bag and sack are both used everywhere throughout the U.S., the more commonly used word in the North Midland U.S. is bag and in the South Midland is sack.

B.Ag., 
  • Bachelor of Agriculture.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    bag /bæɡ/ n
    1. a flexible container with an opening at one end
    2. Also called: bagful the contents of or amount contained in such a container
    3. a piece of portable luggage
    4. short for handbag
    5. anything that hangs loosely, sags, or is shaped like a bag, such as a loose fold of skin under the eyes or the bulging part of a sail
    6. any pouch or sac forming part of the body of an animal, esp the udder of a cow
    7. the quantity of quarry taken in a single hunting trip or by a single hunter
    8. derogatory slang an ugly or bad-tempered woman (often in the phrase old bag)
    9. bag and baggageinformal with all one's belongings
    10. entirely
    11. a bag of bonesa lean creature
    12. in the bagslang almost assured of succeeding or being obtained
    vb (bags, bagging, bagged)
    1. (transitive) to put into a bag
    2. to bulge or cause to bulge; swell
    3. (transitive) to capture or kill, as in hunting
    4. (transitive) to catch, seize, or steal
    5. (intransitive) to hang loosely; sag
    6. (transitive) Brit informal to reserve or secure the right to do or to have something: he bagged the best chair

    See also bagsEtymology: 13th Century: probably from Old Norse baggi; related to Old French bague bundle, pack, Medieval Latin baga chest, sack, Flemish bagge
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