bag

noun
\ ˈbag How to pronounce bag (audio) also ˈbāg \

Definition of bag

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a usually flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something: such as
a : purse especially : handbag
b : a bag for game
c : suitcase
2 : something resembling a bag: such as
a(1) : a pouched or pendulous bodily part or organ especially : udder
(2) : a puffy or sagging protuberance of flabby skin
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
4a : 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
1 : sure, certain her nomination was in the bag also : assured of a successful conclusion : sewn up have the game in the bag
2 slang : drunk sense 1a

bag

verb
bagged; bagging

Definition of bag (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to swell out : bulge
2 : to hang loosely

transitive verb

1 : to cause to swell
2 : to put into a bag
3a : 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 playoff berth
5 informal
a : 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 I headed all the way across campus in the sleet for my 12:40, and after twenty minutes I just wanted to bag it and crawl back into bed.— Kate Haracz
b : to dismiss (someone) from a job or position : fire, sack Tiger's been losing his temper and his putting stroke. He shed his agent, and he bagged his caddy …— Robert Sullivan
6 medical : to ventilate the lungs of (a patient) using a hand-squeezed bag attached to a face mask I asked the respiratory therapist to continue bagging and assisting the patient while I sought the family's permission not to proceed with intubation.— Malinda H. Bell

Definition of BAg (Entry 3 of 3)

bachelor of agriculture

Other Words from bag

Verb

bagger noun, plural baggers

Synonyms for bag

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Verb

catch, capture, trap, snare, entrap, ensnare, bag mean to come to possess or control by or as if by seizing. catch implies the seizing of something in motion or in flight or in hiding. caught the dog as it ran by capture suggests taking by overcoming resistance or difficulty. capture an enemy stronghold trap, snare, entrap, ensnare imply seizing by some device that holds the one caught at the mercy of the captor. trap and snare apply more commonly to physical seizing. trap animals snared butterflies with a net entrap and ensnare more often are figurative. entrapped the witness with a trick question a sting operation that ensnared burglars bag implies shooting down a fleeing or distant prey. bagged a brace of pheasants

Examples of bag in a Sentence

Noun She packed her lunch in a paper bag. She put the pencil in her bag. a tired old man with bags under his eyes Verb He got a job bagging groceries. The hunters bagged five deer altogether. We bagged 10 fish today. She's expected to bag the award for the team's most valuable player. I bagged the last seat so everyone else had to stand. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The feature won’t work on every site out of the bag. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 20 June 2022 The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 June 2022 The kicker: 95 percent of the bag is made from a single polyester polymer, so that portion be recycled when it can’t be repaired anymore. Will Taylor, Outside Online, 9 June 2022 And by avoiding digging through the entire contents of a bag to find one particular item, keeping clothing wrinkle-free is also made much easier. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 7 June 2022 Fold or clip the top of the bag shut, which will seal the ethylene inside. Beth Branch, Country Living, 26 May 2022 Police say Randle was in possession of a bag with a gun in it. Chron, 11 May 2022 The price of the chips has stayed the same but the contents of the bag have shrunk, from 12 to 11 oz. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, 10 May 2022 From the second-base side of the bag, Velazquez dived up the middle to stop Juan Soto’s shot, scrambled to his knees and made a 12-foot, around-the-back pass to second baseman Tyler Wade for the out. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dagne Dover’s Indi bag easily clips onto strollers and even has a mini changing mat. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 Inside the stadium, a fan with a choice seat behind home plate waited until the ninth inning to bag his head. Patricia Gallagher Newberry, The Enquirer, 26 Apr. 2022 Inside the stadium, a fan with a choice seat behind home plate waited until the ninth inning to bag his head. Patricia Gallagher Newberry, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Last week Kylie Jenner made the glass bag the focal point of her look for a press day for the new Kardashian reality show. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 12 Apr. 2022 While the show’s critical success has helped bag big name guest stars, the creative team isn’t concerning themselves with living up to any hype. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 8 Apr. 2022 The candy giant has released a Late Night Taco Truck jelly beans bag as part of its 2022 Easter collection, with a taste meant to meant to capture the experience of snacking on the favorite Mexican delight. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 24 Feb. 2022 For those looking to bag peaks, Texas has those, too. Outside Online, 17 June 2021 Joveljić came off the bench to bag the only goal in the team’s last win and also found the back of the net as a substitute Saturday, only to have the goal denied on an offside call. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bag

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bag

Noun

Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi

Verb

Middle English baggen, verbal derivative of bagge bag entry 1

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“Bag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bag. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for bag

bag

noun
\ ˈbag How to pronounce bag (audio) \

Kids Definition of bag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a container made of flexible material (as paper or plastic)
3 : suitcase

bag

verb
bagged; bagging

Kids Definition of bag (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to swell out Her clothes bagged around her.
2 : to put into a bag bagging groceries
3 : to kill or capture in hunting bag a deer

bag

noun
\ ˈbag \

Medical Definition of bag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pouched or pendulous bodily part or organ especially : udder
2 : a puffy or sagging protuberance of flabby skin an aging face with bags below the eyes

bag

transitive verb
bagged; bagging

Medical Definition of bag (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ventilate the lungs of (a patient) using a hand-squeezed bag attached to a face mask I asked the respiratory therapist to continue bagging and assisting the patient while I sought the family's permission not to proceed with intubation.— Malinda H. Bell, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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