• "Balancing the bag on his friend's head."
    "Balancing the bag on his friend's head."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bag capture or kill, as in hunting "bag a few pheasants"
    • v bag put into a bag "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"
    • v bag take unlawfully
    • v bag bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    • v bag hang loosely, like an empty bag
    • n bag an activity that you like or at which you are superior "chemistry is not my cup of tea","his bag now is learning to play golf","marriage was scarcely his dish"
    • n bag mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
    • n bag a flexible container with a single opening "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
    • n bag a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
    • n bag a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women) "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
    • n bag a place that the runner must touch before scoring "he scrambled to get back to the bag"
    • n bag an ugly or ill-tempered woman "he was romancing the old bag for her money"
    • n bag the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person) "his bag included two deer"
    • n bag the quantity that a bag will hold "he ate a large bag of popcorn"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
Bean-bag Board Bean-bag Board
The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler The holy man gives the bag to Father Grumbler
A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
Jack tries to steal the money-bags Jack tries to steal the money-bags
Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried Jo laid her head on a comfortable rag-bag and cried
Gas-bags Gas-bags

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, he ratio of yellow kernels to white kernals in a bag of popcorn is 9:1
    • Bag (Com) A certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of coffee.
    • Bag A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.
    • Bag A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.
    • Bag A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
    • Bag The quantity of game bagged.
    • Bag To become pregnant.
    • Bag To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag. "A bee bagged with his honeyed venom."
    • Bag To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.
    • Bag To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.
    • Bag To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.
    • Bag To swell with arrogance.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Duffel bags are named after a town of Duffel, Belgium, where they were first made.
    • n bag A small sack; a portable receptacle or repository of leather, cloth, paper, or other flexible material, capable of being closed at the mouth; a wallet; a pouch: as, a flour-bag; a carpet-bag or traveling-bag; a mail-bag. Specifically
    • n bag A purse or money-bag.
    • n bag A small silken pouch in which the back hair of the wig was curled away.
    • n bag What is contained in a bag; in hunting, the animals bagged or obtained in an expedition or a day's sport.
    • n bag A sac or receptacle in animal bodies containing some fluid or other substance: as, the honey-bag of a bee.
    • n bag An udder.
    • n bag plural The stomach.
    • n bag plural Trousers.
    • n bag The middle part of a large haul-seine: the two parts on the sides are called wings.
    • n bag A flue in a porcelain-oven which ascends on the inner side, and enters the oven high up, so as to heat the upper part.
    • n bag A customary measure of capacity, generally from 2 to 4 bushels.
    • n bag In coalmining, a quantity of fire-damp suddenly given off from the coal; also, the cavity from which the gas is emitted: formerly used to include cavities containing a large amount of water.
    • n bag To dismiss one from one's service.
    • n bag To cheat.
    • bag To swell or bulge.
    • bag To hang loosely like a bag.
    • bag To grow big with child.
    • bag To put into a bag: as, to bag hops.
    • bag To distend like a bag; swell.
    • bag To secure as game; shoot, entrap, or otherwise lay hold of: as, to bag thirty brace of grouse.
    • bag To make off with; steal.
    • bag To cut with a reaping-hook or scythe: used especially of cutting pease.
    • n bag In base-ball, a base-bag.
    • n bag A swelling on a boiler-plate. It is frequently found in wrought-iron boiler-plates, and is due to the presence of cinder inside the plate, which causes that part of the plate which is exposed to the heat to expand more than the side next to the water and to separate from it.
    • n bag In leather manufacturing, fullness in the middle of a skin, which prevents it from lying out flat and smooth. It is more marked in large skins.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Luther Crowell invented the paper bag in 1867.
    • n Bag bag a sack, pouch: specially the silken pouch to contain the back-hair of the wig: a measure of quantity for produce: a game-bag, i.e. the quantity of fish or game secured: an udder:
    • v.i Bag to bulge, swell out:
    • v.t Bag to cram full: to put into a bag, specially of game, hence to kill game, to seize, steal:—pr.p. bag′ging; pa.p. bagged
    • n Bag bag (vulg. in pl.) trousers
    • v.i Bag (naut.) to drop away from the right course
    • ***


  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    “I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A Christian is like a tea bag -- he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    “A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.”
  • William Blake
    “To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.”


Bag and baggage - Bag and baggage means all your possessions, especially if you are moving them or leaving a place.
Bag of bones - If someone is a bag of bones, they are very underweight.
Bag of nerves - If someone is a bag of nerves, they are very worried or nervous.
Doggy bag - If you ask for a doggy bag in a restaurant, they will pack the food you haven't eaten for you to take home.
Hold the bag - (USA) If someone is responsible for something, they are holding the bag.
In the bag - If something is in the bag, it is certain that you will get it or achieve it
Let the cat out of the bag - If you accidentally reveal a secret, you let the cat out of the bag.
Mad as a bag of hammers - Someone who is as mad as a bag of hammers is crazy or stupid. ('Daft as a bag of hammers' is also used.)
Not our bag - If something is not your bag, it is not really suitable for your needs or you don't like it much.
Punching bag - A punching bag (or punch bag) is a person who gets a lot of unfair criticism.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bagge,; cf. Icel. baggi, and also OF. bague, bundle, LL. baga,


In literature:

Stubbs took from his bag a pair of field glasses and leveled them upon this ship.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
When you take them out of this pickle, clean, dry, and put them in a paper bag, and hang them up in a dry place.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Lydia, which bag did you pack our nighties in?
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
He went with the scraps into a huge bag, and then into a wagon, and then into a factory where men sorted the cloth to make it into paper.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Take out the bag before serving the soup.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Protection should be given by tying the flowers in a bag while still in bud.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
I saw you pick up her bag and start in pursuit, and when you came back I ventured to address you.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
During the next few days it was with unwonted eagerness that Sophy opened the mail bags.
"The Peace of Roaring River" by George van Schaick
Now, my next care is to examine that bag.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
To use this bag, tie it to a strong frame or to the backs of two kitchen chairs.
"Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation" by Maria Parloa

In poetry:

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
"Gathering Leaves" by Robert Frost
Bag men and basket men,
Men with loads of hay,
Buying things and selling things
And carting things away.
"Our Street" by C J Dennis
See him to Lincoln's-Inn repair,
His resolution flag;
He cherishes a length of hair,
And tucks it in a bag.
"Extent of Cookery" by William Shenstone
The shearers threw some blankets in
To make another swag,
The rousers gave a billy can
And brand new tucker bag.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
Pay ransom to the owner,
And fill the bag to the brim.
Who is the owner? The slave is owner,
And ever was. Pay him.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
We’ve no time for moral tags;
We can hear a sleepy sound
With his yellow tucker-bags
Brother Bee is bumming round.
"Lali" by John Le Gay Brereton

In news:

High-Speed Bag Turner Gently Orients Bags for Palletizing.
If you have space, consider storing all your outdoor grilling cooking utensils and gadgets in a sturdy canvas bag in the mudroom — I like to have tongs, mitts, and thermometer in the bag and the rest I gather before I go outside.
Are your reusable bags " Gross -RE" bags.
Why you should carry a chic, structured bag As SJP demonstrates here, a super-polished bag spreads cool style dust over any outfit, even a baggy sweater and jeans.
This product image released by shows the Wine-O bag, an insulated bag bottle bag, a perfect gift for the Jewish hipster this holiday season.
Spiroflow Systems' Type 6 hoist bulk bag discharger allows unloading of bulk bags without the need of a forklift truck.
8 bags black tea 4 bags mint tea 6 cups boiling water 3/4 cup sugar Ice Juice of 4 oranges Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 2 limes.
In a 1-gallon pitcher, combine the black tea bags, mint tea bags and boiling water.
Did Heiress Tweet Photo of Bag Identical to "Borrowed" Bag.
So a few Bay County oystermen have decided to have a self- imposed bag limit, dropping the number from 20 bags to 10 bags per boat.
CHAMPAIGN — Officials are beginning to explore ways to bag "urban tumbleweed" by making plastic bags a thing of the past and maybe help the environment at the same time.
I have a comment about the proposed 20-cent cost of bags to encourage the members of this community to use reusable bags for their purchases.
I was thinking about calling this guy our douche bag of the day, or douche bag of the week, but I think I'm just going to call him a jack ass instead.
You pay a bunch of money to check your bags and then are restricted to how many bags you can carry on with you.
He'd struck a punching bag with more than 100 kicks, each time taking several steps back, raising his hands, and letting the bag have it.

In science:

This contrasts with other ensemble methods which combine subsets of the training data (as in bagging) or which combine multiple versions of the training data in which previously misclassified examples get more weight (as in boosting).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
Actually, it can be shown that in the Bjorken limit only the hand-bag contribution survives, since the crossed and pion off-shell contributions are higher twist.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
The mass-radius relations for bare and crusted strange stars are calculated with the bag model.
What can the redshift observed in EXO 0748-676 tell us?
According to a simplified version of the MIT bag model, we calculate the mass-radius relations of strange stars and compare them with observations, and find that it is very reasonable to assume that EXO 0748-676 is a strange star.
What can the redshift observed in EXO 0748-676 tell us?
Although the equation is simple, the crucial parameter, the so called bag constant B , can hardly be given.
What can the redshift observed in EXO 0748-676 tell us?