luggage

noun
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 Meanwhile, checked luggage on passenger flights wasn’t screened at all. Mike Hofman, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2021 As Taliban authorities patrolled the tarmac, passengers presented their documents for inspection and dogs sniffed luggage laid out on the ground. Kathy Gannon, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Sep. 2021 As Taliban authorities patrolled the tarmac, passengers presented their documents for inspection and dogs sniffed luggage laid out on the ground. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 10 Sep. 2021 As Taliban authorities patrolled the tarmac, passengers presented their documents for checking, and sniffer dogs inspected luggage laid out on the ground. Kathy Gannon, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Sep. 2021 Safe from the chaos of Kabul airport, one 17-year old boy was told by his parents to guard his family's luggage. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 9 Sep. 2021 All checked luggage on all commercials flights is screened for explosives, prohibited items, and other dangerous materials. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 8 Sep. 2021 For more than a week, militants who fought the U.S. for two decades drove Americans through checkpoints, cleared streets so Americans could pass safely and even carried luggage to the airport gates, the officials said. NBC News, 31 Aug. 2021 Few cars or pedestrians were on the roads, and crowds of thousands of Afghans around the airport desperate to flee vanished overnight, leaving behind piles of garbage and discarded luggage. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021

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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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16 Sep 2021

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“Luggage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luggage. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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luggage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of luggage

: the bags and suitcases that a person carries when traveling : baggage

luggage

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

Kids Definition of luggage

: suitcases for a traveler's belongings : baggage

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