bag /ˈbæg ||ˈbeg/
Bag, v. i.
1. To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.
2. To swell with arrogance. [Obs.]
3. To become pregnant. [Obs.]
1. A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.
2. 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.
3. A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament. [Obs.]
4. The quantity of game bagged.
5. 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 and baggage, all that belongs to one.
To give one the bag, to disappoint him. [Obs.]
Bag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bagged p. pr. & vb. n. Bagging]
1. To put into a bag; as, to bag hops.
2. To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag an army; to bag game.
3. To furnish or load with a bag or with a well filled bag.
A bee bagged with his honeyed venom. --Dryden.
n 1: a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his
laundry into a large bag"
2: the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually
by one person); "his bag included two deer"
3: place that runner must touch before scoring; "he scrambled
to get back to the bag" [syn: base]
4: a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or
accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her
bag and found a comb" [syn: handbag, pocketbook, purse]
5: the quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of
popcorn" [syn: bagful]
6: a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes;
"he carried his small bag onto the plane with him" [syn: traveling
bag, grip, suitcase]
7: an ugly or ill-tempered woman; "he was romancing the old bag
for her money" [syn: old bag]
8: mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats) [syn: udder]
9: 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" [syn: cup
of tea, dish]
v 1: capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"
2: hang loosely, like an empty bag
3: bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear
to bulge [syn: bulge]
4: take unlawfully [syn: pocket]
5: put into a bag; "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"
[also: bagging, bagged]
(1.) A pocket of a cone-like shape in which Naaman bound two
pieces of silver for Gehazi (2 Kings 5:23). The same Hebrew word
occurs elsewhere only in Isa. 3:22, where it is rendered
"crisping-pins," but denotes the reticules (or as R.V.,
"satchels") carried by Hebrew women.
(2.) Another word (kees) so rendered means a bag for carrying
weights (Deut. 25:13; Prov. 16:11; Micah 6:11). It also denotes
a purse (Prov. 1:14) and a cup (23:31).
(3.) Another word rendered "bag" in 1 Sam. 17:40 is rendered
"sack" in Gen. 42:25; and in 1 Sam. 9:7; 21:5 "vessel," or
wallet for carrying food.
(4.) The word rendered in the Authorized Version "bags," in
which the priests bound up the money contributed for the
restoration of the temple (2 Kings 12:10), is also rendered
"bundle" (Gen. 42:35; 1 Sam. 25:29). It denotes bags used by
travellers for carrying money during a journey (Prov. 7:20; Hag.
(5.) The "bag" of Judas was a small box (John 12:6; 13:29).