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.

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In the video from the tarmac, which was published by the Daily Mail, Prince William carried the luggage to the plane, and the family appeared to be accompanied by nanny Maria. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Join Queen Elizabeth for Church in Scotland," 25 Aug. 2019 Once the massages are finished and the luggage dropped off, everyone heads down to a conference room. Matt Sheehan, WIRED, "WFH: Chinese Engineers Abroad Come Back," 13 Aug. 2019 And this inventory doesn’t account for the corkscrews scattered elsewhere in the house or, well, in the luggage. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Wine drinkers don’t only collect bottles. It’s really the gadgets that pile up.," 9 Aug. 2019 There, the brand has more than 3,000 stores selling suits, leather goods, luggage and outdoor clothing, Mr. Kohn said. Jessica Bennett, New York Times, "Will the Millennials Save Playboy?," 2 Aug. 2019 Smaller luggage is superior for a few other reasons. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "The newest carry-on bags do more with less room: How to get all your gear in a smaller bag," 2 Aug. 2019 United rations its bin space by forbidding passengers who buy the cheapest fare — basic economy — to put luggage in the overhead bin. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "Airlines add bigger luggage bins but don’t want you to pack more," 1 Aug. 2019 In 2017, passengers on a private jet in Lagos said thieves forced open the cargo door and stole luggage. Fox News, "Intruder detained after jumping on wing of Nigeria plane prior to takeoff," 20 July 2019 Video that showed the new 'Vette’s two cargo compartments — one in the nose, one behind the engine — holding two golf bags or a five-piece luggage set that was designed to fill the previous model’s roomy hatchback. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray's price and features draw gasps," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of luggage

1595, in the meaning defined above

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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