luggage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n luggage cases used to carry belongings when traveling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Amelia Earhart designed the first lightweight luggage for air travel.
    • n Luggage That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or their contents. "I am gathering up my luggage , and preparing for my journey.""What do you mean,
      To dote thus on such luggage !"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ten percent of frequent fliers say they never check their luggage when flying.
    • n luggage Anything to be carried that is cumbersome and heavy.
    • n luggage Baggage; especially, a traveler's baggage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two French toolmakers were the first engineers to put the engine in the front of the car. This gave the car better balance, made it easier to steer, and made it much easier to get all your luggage in.
    • ns Luggage the trunks and other baggage of a traveller
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Quotations

  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    “You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
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    “The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.”
  • Regina Nadelson
    Regina Nadelson
    “Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.”
  • Earl Rochester
    Earl Rochester
    “The clog of all pleasure, the luggage of life, is the best can be said for a very good wife.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 4th Lug
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Sw. lugga, to pull by the hair—lugg, the forelock; from a base luk, to pull, present in Scot. lug, the ear.

Usage

In literature:

We spent a cynical morning in interviews with people who were supposed to know about missing luggage.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
I asked him if he could trace my luggage but he shook his head.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
At last, near nine o'clock, we were able to pack ourselves and our luggage.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
I thought of Mary, and "Charles to fetch down the luggage," and the fuss at home over my delicate health!
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Didn't those duffers give you anything for handling their luggage the other day?
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Our heavy luggage was taken out, weighed, labeled, and placed in a huge van.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
Molton's services did not cease until after he had packed Stephen's luggage, and seen him off at Victoria.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Your luggage has come down, Countess?
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Ogden, attend to the luggage, and wait for me in my dressing-room.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
What fun to land at Monte Carlo with only hand-luggage!
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
If they have any luggage they arrive still earlier, for the porters must not be hustled.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
They picked up his luggage, then all got into a large, black ground-car, and as it started the men lowered curtains over the windows.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Perhaps it was old-fashioned, but compared to other luggage stored here in the garret it was new and defiantly smart.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
By a well-timed rap upon the knuckles of one of these marine functionaries, we prevented our luggage from sharing the same fate.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
He'll be to row the minister's luggage to the post-cart.
"A Window in Thrums" by J. M. Barrie
With the other luggage there was handed in the shabby-looking carpet-bag which had come with it.
"True to his Colours" by Theodore P. Wilson
All the luggage was luxurious; handbags could be seen that were worth fifteen or twenty pounds apiece.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
We passed Nice, Monaco, Mentone, and the train stopped at the frontier for the examination of luggage.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The party returned from church in the landau that brought up Davy's luggage.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
Sylvia had been more particular than Leslie as to her luggage.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
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In poetry:

There on the summit, old and fat,
Shameless, but vigorous, he sat,
While on their luggage as they passed,
He checked that word, from first to last, "SAPOLIO."
"Excelsior" by Francis Bret Harte
And when she arrived in Portsmouth she was amazed at the sight,
But when she saw Harry her heart beat with delight;
And when the train stopped, Harry to her quickly ran,
And took her tin-box from the luggage van.
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

United loses luggage of 'United Breaks Guitars' guy.
Biosecurity warning after ostrich eggs found in luggage .
How NOT to lose your luggage .
Goodwin advocate for holiday luggage drive.
Kathy Friedland of Philadelphia gathers her luggage and her children, Wyatt, 2, and Julien, 5, Tuesday after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport for a Thanksgiving holiday visit with family in Jupiter.
Great New Space-Saving Luggage .
Well, they are officially the fourth airline to start charging customers to bring aboard carry-on luggage , in this case $100.
Ford's new 1.0-liter engine fits into carry-on luggage .
Lauren's Luggage helps other victims of fire.
Passengers left holding the bag on airline luggage fees.
If you plan to fly during the holidays, the chance of losing your luggage increases sharply.
The rate of mishandled luggage in December was as much as 35 percent higher than the annual averages for 2008 through 2010, according to a study by NerdWallet.
Plenty of room for luggage .
Lost luggage up sharply during holidays.
Luggage retailer Tumi will open in Towson in spring.
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In science:

In this example, a car is a vehicle with 4 seats, 4 doors and 4 wheels and a relatively small space for carrying luggage.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
The system is armed 20 seconds after the vehicle is locked and the bonnet, luggage compartment, and all doors are closed. R2 - Alarm.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
The alarm sounds for 30 seconds if an unauthorized person opens the door, the luggage compartment, or the bonnet.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
One is allowed, like the gorilla in a well-known advertisement for luggage, to jump up and down on the system and even dismantle it temporarily, provided the system returns to some equilibrium state at the end of the day.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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