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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Duffel bags are the unsung heroes of your luggage collection. Popular Mechanics, "Grab This High-Quality Leather Travel Bag at 15% Off," 29 Mar. 2019 Save up to 70% off name brand luggage from Patagonia, High Sierra, and more. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Where to Find the Best Presidents' Day Sales of 2019," 28 Jan. 2019 Raden suitcases were put on tons of best luggage roundups. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden," 12 Dec. 2018 The disagreements start with the overhead luggage compartment and extend to the space under and between the seats. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Wise | On airplanes, personal space is a vanishing commodity. Here’s how to cope.," 22 Oct. 2018 There is, for instance, a partition behind the back seat to isolate the luggage compartment from the passengers. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Rolls-Royce reveals Cullinan SUV at a price of $325,000," 10 May 2018 The chef, Gaurav Anand, lightens the mood by serving rice-and-corn cakes in the luggage compartment of a tiny carrier tricycle. Pete Wells, New York Times, "For Casual Indian Restaurants, It’s Party Time," 13 Mar. 2018 So the film was bizarrely threaded along the length of the cabin next to the overhead luggage compartments. Smithsonian, "Smell-O-Vision, Astrocolor and Other Film Industry Inventions That Proved To Be Flops," 28 Feb. 2018 The pastel artwork dates back to 1877 was hidden in a suitcase in the bus luggage compartment, according to a news release from the French Ministry of Culture. Yelena Dzhanova, NBC News, "Edgar Degas artwork found on a bus near Paris nine years after being stolen," 25 Feb. 2018

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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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