lug·​gage | \ ˈlə-gij How to pronounce luggage (audio) \

Definition of luggage

: something that is lugged especially : suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

Examples of luggage in a Sentence

Passengers are limited to two items of carry-on luggage.
Recent Examples on the Web That said, now's a good time to check out Away's first-ever sale on luggage. Wired Staff, Wired, "14 Best Weekend Deals on Computer and Audio Gear," 12 Sep. 2020 Through Tuesday, September 15, trendy suitcase brand Away is having its first-ever sale with pieces up to 50% off, including luggage, bags and more. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Here are all the best end-of-summer sales to shop right now," 11 Sep. 2020 Pricing for this tour begins at $570 per person, including accommodations in four- or five-star hotels, breakfast, luggage transfers, and more. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "You Can Drink Whisky and Visit Castles on This Epic 84-mile Bike Tour in Scotland," 10 Sep. 2020 So don’t miss your chance to score the Away luggage everyone is traveling with before these savings end on Tuesday, September 15 at midnight ET. Alex Warner,, "This Is Your First (and Only) Chance to Get That Wildly Popular Suitcase Every Celeb Owns on Sale," 9 Sep. 2020 The door openers were then used to gain entry to the garage, where luggage and a cooler were stolen, police said. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Park Ridge police: Tools, cash, garage door openers stolen from unlocked cars," 8 Sep. 2020 Green, a father of two who worked as a Megabus luggage loader, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Washington Post, "A police officer shot a man in handcuffs. Months earlier, the department had been warned.," 8 Sep. 2020 Only one computer would fit on the table in the room, so his wife used a suitcase with a luggage rack as a second desk. Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, "Locked Down in the Ritz-Carlton: Winning the Quarantine Hotel Lottery," 7 Sep. 2020 All told, the car has 739 liters of luggage space, beating most conventional sedans, too. Hannah Elliott,, "How Lucid Motors Plans to Spin Tesla-Killing Strategy Out of Air," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of luggage

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of luggage was in 1595

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15 Sep 2020

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“Luggage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of luggage

: the bags and suitcases that a person carries when traveling


lug·​gage | \ ˈlə-gij How to pronounce luggage (audio) \

Kids Definition of luggage

: suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

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