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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The video shows luggage being thrown from the plane onto a cart. Author: David Matthews, Anchorage Daily News, "Passenger video shows worker throwing luggage from Alaska Airlines jet," 10 June 2019 The warehouse chain for those who like to buy in bulk expects to raise prices on a range of merchandise, including bicycles, electronics and luggage, CFO Richard Galanti said in an earnings call last week. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, "Here’s how tariffs will raise prices at some of America’s best-known companies," 8 June 2019 Price: From $1,599 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, daily breakfast, local hosts, admission to all gardens, bike rental (e-bikes available) and luggage transfers. Anne Harnagel,, "England: Take a bicycle tour to top gardens in the Cotswolds," 7 June 2019 Veterans used to toss their bags at the kids, leaving them to haul the luggage onto the bus—and also figure out where each player planned to sit. Stephanie Apstein,, "The Perilous Life of Rookies in the Big Leagues," 6 June 2019 Amtrak Hiawatha allows passengers to bring two personal items and two pieces of luggage on board for free. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Amtrak Hiawatha offers free weekend rides for children between Milwaukee and Chicago," 4 June 2019 Check out our Textiles Lab's top luggage picks for 2019. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "What to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage," 2 May 2019 Paul Eugene Thomas, 38, of Portland and other defendants grew marijuana in Oregon, transported it to Texas and Virginia, and received cash payments through the mail and in luggage on commercial flights, the U.S. attorney’s office in Portland said. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon man pleads guilty in marijuana trafficking case," 11 Apr. 2019 In the event that the luggage is delayed, a SaksFirst Limitless team member will ensure a client isn't stuck waiting at the airport. Diana Nguyen, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Woman Behind New York’s Most Glamorous Closets," 22 Mar. 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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