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bag·gage

 (băg′ĭj)
n.
1. The trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage.
2. The movable equipment and supplies of an army.
3. Emotions or thoughts that stem from painful or unpleasant past experiences and that affect one's outlook or behavior: "I lugged a considerable amount of psychological baggage from my adolescence" (Stephen S. Hall).
4. Archaic
a. A woman prostitute.
b. A girl or young woman, especially one is who impudent.

[Middle English bagage, from Old French bague, bundle, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse baggi, bag, bundle. Sense 4, perhaps from French bagasse, from Provençal bagassa, ultimately from Arabic baġī, prostitute, from baġā, to fornicate; see bġy in Semitic roots.]

baggage

(ˈbæɡɪdʒ)
n
1.
a. suitcases, bags, etc, packed for a journey; luggage
b. chiefly US and Canadian (as modifier): baggage car.
2. an army's portable equipment
3. informal old-fashioned
a. a pert young woman
b. an immoral woman or prostitute
4. informal Irish a cantankerous old woman
5. informal previous knowledge and experience that a person may use or be influenced by in new circumstances: cultural baggage.
[C15: from Old French bagage, from bague a bundle, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse baggi bag]

bag•gage

(ˈbæg ɪdʒ)

n.
1. trunks, suitcases, etc., used in traveling; luggage.
2. the portable equipment of an army.
3. things that encumber one's freedom; impediments.
4. a prostitute.
5. a pert young woman.
[1400–50; late Middle English bagage < Middle French, derivative of Old French bagues bundles]

luggage

baggage

In British English, both these words refer to the bags and suitcases that you take with you when you travel, together with their contents. Luggage is more common than baggage.

In American English, luggage refers to empty bags and suitcases. Baggage refers to bags and suitcases with their contents.

There has been a decline in sales of hand-sized luggage.
The passengers went through immigration control and collected their baggage.

Both these words are uncountable nouns. Don't talk about 'luggages' or 'a baggage'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baggage - cases used to carry belongings when travelingbaggage - cases used to carry belongings when traveling
suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, bag - a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; "he carried his small bag onto the plane with him"
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
dressing case - a small piece of luggage for carrying brushes and bottles and toilet articles while traveling
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
hand luggage - luggage that is light enough to be carried by hand
hatbox - a round piece of luggage for carrying hats
imperial - a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach
satchel - luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
trunk - luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
2.baggage - a worthless or immoral woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
3.baggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an armybaggage - the portable equipment and supplies of an army
impedimenta - the baggage and equipment carried by an army
equipage, materiel - equipment and supplies of a military force

baggage

baggage

noun
A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations
أَمْتِعَةحَقائِب
zavazadlazavazadlo
bagagebaggage
matkatavarat
prtljaga
farangur
手荷物
수하물
bagažasbagažo vežimėlis
bagāža
prtljaga
bagage
กระเป๋าเดินทาง
bagajyolcu eşyası
hành lý

baggage

[ˈbægɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (= luggage) → equipaje m (Mil) → bagaje m
2. (fig) (Psych) → bagaje m
3. (o.f.) (= woman) → bruja f
B. CPD baggage allowance Nlímite m de equipaje
baggage car N (US) → furgón m de equipajes
baggage check Ntalón m de equipaje
baggage (check)room N (US) → consigna f
baggage handler Ndespachador(a) m/f de equipaje
baggage locker Nconsigna f automática
baggage (re)claim Nrecogida f de equipaje
baggage train Ntren m de equipajes

baggage

[ˈbægɪdʒ] n
(= luggage) → bagages mpl excess baggage
(fig) cultural baggage → bagage m culturel
ideological baggage → bagage m idéologique
emotional baggage
He's got too much emotional baggage → Son fardeau émotionnel est trop lourd., Son fardeau émotionnel est trop lourd à porter.baggage allowance nfranchise f de bagages, poids m de bagages autorisébaggage car (US) nfourgon mbaggage carousel n (at airport)tapis m roulant à bagagesbaggage check n (US) (= receipt) → bulletin m de consignebaggage checkroom n (US)consigne fbaggage hall n (at airport)livraison f des bagagesbaggage handler n (at airport)bagagiste mbaggage handling n (at airport)acheminement m des bagagesbaggage reclaim n (at airport)livraison f des bagagesbaggage screening n (at airport)contrôle m des bagages

baggage

n
(= luggage)(Reise)gepäck nt
(Mil) → Gepäck nt
(pej inf: = woman) → Stück nt (inf) ? emotional a

baggage

(esp US):
baggage allowance
nFreigepäck nt
baggage car
nGepäckwagen m
baggage check
baggage checkroom
baggage claim
baggage handler
nGepäckmann m
baggage locker
baggage master
nBeamte(r) mam Gepäckschalter
baggage rack
n (Rail) → Gepäcknetz nt
baggage reclaim
baggage room
baggage wagon
nGepäckwagen m

baggage

[ˈbægɪdʒ] nbagaglio, bagagli mpl

baggage

(ˈbӕgidʒ) noun
luggage. He sent his baggage on in advance.
ˈbaggage cart noun
(American) (also luggage cart) a cart used by passengers at an airport etc to carry their luggage.

baggage

أَمْتِعَة zavazadla bagage Gepäck αποσκευές equipaje matkatavarat bagage prtljaga bagaglio 手荷物 수하물 bagage bagasje bagaż bagagem багаж bagage กระเป๋าเดินทาง bagaj hành lý 行李
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It may be hard for you here," she said, and then the train went on its way and the two stood confused, not knowing where to turn, in the pres- ence of Albert Longworth, the Winesburg baggage master.
Then, too, there was the packing of their baggage which must be seen to.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
They carried this expedition so secretly, that the unwary inhabitants did not discover them, until they fired upon the forts; and, not being prepared to oppose them, were obliged to surrender themselves miserable captives to barbarous savages, who immediately after tomahawked one man and two women, and loaded all the others with heavy baggage, forcing them along toward their towns, able or unable to march.
The only thing on wheels in the camp is a mule wagon, and the mules are packin' gravel from the river this afternoon," explained Dick Mattingly apologetically to Christie, "or we'd have toted--I mean carried--you and your baggage up to the shant--the--your house.
But she -- the naughty baggage -- little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown Why, look you, she may cover it with a brooch, or such like.
no baggage, not a hat-box, valise, or carpet-bag, --no friends accompany him to the wharf with their adieux.
Jurgis spent a whole evening impressing upon them the seriousness of the occasion--and then finally, out of innumerable hiding places about their persons and in their baggage, came forth the precious wads of money, to be done up tightly in a little bag and sewed fast in the lining of Teta Elzbieta's dress.
He had seen Death many times,--met him in the way of trade, and got acquainted with him,--and he only thought of him as a hard customer, that embarrassed his property operations very unfairly; and so he only swore that the gal was a baggage, and that he was devilish unlucky, and that, if things went on in this way, he should not make a cent on the trip.
However, it was still sound, that was a comfort, it was not battered in the least; the baggagemen seemed to be conscientiously careful, in Germany, of the baggage entrusted to their hands.
The young chap was mighty thankful; said it was tough work toting his baggage such weather.
Another milestone was the departure of the Simpsons from Riverboro, bag and baggage, the banquet lamp being their most conspicuous posses- sion.