Bag

Noun

  • (baseball) First, second, or third base.

    "He headed back to the bag."

  • A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.

    "the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents"

  • The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  • A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  • A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  • (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.

    "The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head."

  • (mathematics) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.

    "If one has a bag of three apples and the letter 'a' is taken to denote 'apple', then such bag could be represented symbolically as {a,a,a}. Note that in an ordinary context, when talking about a bag of apples, one does not care about identifying the individual apples, although one might be interested in distinguishing apples by species, for example, letting 'r' denote 'red apple' and 'g' denote 'green apple', then a bag of three red apples and two green apples could be denoted as {r,r,r,g,g}."

  • A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
  • (Britain) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  • A suitcase.
  • (derogatory) An ugly woman.
  • (preceded by "the") A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  • A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.

    "the bag of a cow"

  • (slang, vulgar) A scrotum.
  • (informal) A handbag
  • One’s preference.

    "Acid House is not my bag: I prefer the more traditional styles of music."

Verb

  • (obsolete, intransitive) To swell or hang down like a full bag.

    "The brisk wind bagged the sails."

  • (obsolete, intransitive) To become pregnant.
  • To put into a bag.
  • (transitive) To furnish or load with a bag.
  • (obsolete, intransitive) To swell or hang down like a full bag.

    "The skin bags from containing morbid matter."

  • (obsolete, intransitive) To swell with arrogance.
  • To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  • (medicine) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
  • To hang like an empty bag.

    "His trousers bag at the knees."

  • (informal) To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.

    "We bagged three deer yesterday."

  • (Australia, slang) To criticise sarcastically.

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