baggage


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to baggage: baggage reclaim

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
References in classic literature ?
said Del Mar a little later to Michael, having strolled down the platform to where the crate was piled on a truck with other baggage destined for the train.
Can you tell me whether her baggage went through your hands?
In Brunn everybody attached to the court was packing up, and the heavy baggage was already being dispatched to Olmutz.
In the slanting evening shadows cast by the baggage piled up on the platform, Vronsky in his long overcoat and slouch hat, with his hands in his pockets, strode up and down, like a wild beast in a cage, turning sharply after twenty paces.
For there were a number of canoes filled with the goods of the party, while the members themselves occupied a larger one with their personal baggage.
So I hid in the baggage and was brought on to the ship with the hard-tack.
On the other hand, to detach a flying column for the purpose involves the sacrifice of its baggage and stores.
I CANNOT call riches better than the baggage of virtue.
The camp was deluged, and the bedding and baggage drenched.
The boat landed just at daylight, and I left my baggage on the wharf-boat and went looking around the town and out a piece in the country, to put in the time and not get here too soon; and so I come down the back way.
Let them unload two of the sumpter-mules, and put the baggage behind two of the serfs.
He sends for your theater tickets, and pays for them; he sends for any possible article you can require, be it a doctor, an elephant, or a postage stamp; and when you leave, at last, you will find a subordinate seated with the cab-driver who will put you in your railway compartment, buy your tickets, have your baggage weighed, bring you the printed tags, and tell you everything is in your bill and paid for.