bag Definition

  • 1a container made of flexible material with an opening at the top, used for carrying things
  • 2a piece of luggage
  • 3a woman's handbag or purse

Using bag: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bag" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She carried a small bag containing her passport and money.

  • Example

    I need to pack my bags before we leave.

  • Example

    She left her bag on the train.

  • Example

    She bought a new designer bag to match her outfit.

  • Example

    He was caught shoplifting and had a bag full of stolen goods.

bag Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with bag

  • with all one's belongings


    After the divorce, she left him, taking the children and leaving him with nothing - he was left with nothing, bag and baggage.

  • reveal a secret


    I wasn't supposed to tell anyone about the surprise party, but I accidentally let the cat out of the bag.

  • certain to be obtained or achieved


    With only one more point needed to win, the team felt that victory was in the bag.


Summary: bag in Brief

The word 'bag' [bæɡ] refers to a flexible container with an opening at the top, used for carrying things. It can also refer to a piece of luggage or a woman's handbag. Phrases like 'bag and baggage' mean with all one's belongings, while 'let the cat out of the bag' means to reveal a secret. 'In the bag' means certain to be obtained or achieved.

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