lug·​gage | \ˈlə-gij \

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 post, Phillips explains that the Comunidad el Oso Ultimate Club was en route from Columbus Wednesday night when the driver stopped the bus and forced the team members off with their luggage. Randy Tucker,, "Colombian ultimate Frisbee players headed to Cincinnati were kicked off Greyhound for speaking Spanish. Greyhound says otherwise.," 13 July 2018 That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage. Fox News, "President Trump puts NATO on notice," 12 July 2018 Wizz cuts basic fares lower than Ryanair and makes even more back in extra charges on luggage and the like. The Economist, "A Hungarian startup could beat Ryanair at its own low-cost game," 31 May 2018 The researchers then took the compressed ice, packed in carry-on luggage, to the University of Rochester where it was blasted by a pulse of laser light. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "New Form of Water, Both Liquid and Solid, Is ‘Really Strange’," 5 Feb. 2018 Virdell King, 65, of Detroit, who was accused of — among other things — buying designer shoes, clothing, jewelry and luggage using credit cards that were issued through the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Widow of UAW boss is 'trying to buy her way out of prison'," 7 July 2018 Travelers remove their shoes, take laptops out of luggage and complete other typical checkpoint tasks. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "United to demonstrate new automated security lanes at IAH," 27 June 2018 There’s a lot that goes into simply getting on a plane, including traveling to the airport, getting through security, depositing luggage and keeping track of time. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "This Is Why You're More Likely to Cry on an Airplane, According to a Psychologist," 12 June 2018 Passenger and luggage room are good, and there are plenty of cubbies and bins for cups, glasses and the like. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 2019 Jetta is Volkswagen’s best compact sedan," 12 July 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 \

Kids Definition of luggage

: suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

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