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bag

 (băg)
n.
1.
a. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
b. A handbag; a purse.
c. A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
d. A pouchlike or sagging organ or part of the body, such as a cow's udder.
2. An object that resembles a pouch.
3. Nautical The sagging or bulging part of a sail.
4. The amount that a bag can hold.
5. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
6. Baseball A base.
7. Slang An area of interest or skill: Cooking is not my bag.
8. Slang A woman considered ugly or unkempt.
v. bagged, bag·ging, bags
v.tr.
1. To put into a bag: bag groceries.
2. To cause to bulge like a pouch.
3. To capture or kill as game: bagged six grouse.
4. Informal
a. To gain; acquire: He bagged a profit from the sale.
b. To capture or arrest: was bagged for trespassing.
c. To accomplish or achieve: bagged a birdie with a long putt.
5. Slang
a. To fail to attend purposely; skip: bagged classes for the day and went to the beach.
b. To stop doing or considering; abandon: bagged the idea and started from scratch.
c. To terminate the employment of.
v.intr.
1. To pack items in a bag.
2. To hang loosely: The pants bag at the knees.
3. To swell out; bulge.
Phrasal Verb:
bag out
To quit or abandon an activity.
Idioms:
bag and baggage
1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
bag it Slang
1. To cease participating in an activity: Finally in disgust I told my debating opponent to bag it.
2. To bring along one's lunch, as in a paper bag: I don't like cafeteria food, so I always bag it.
in the bag
Assured of a successful outcome; virtually accomplished or won.

[Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi.]

bag′ful n.
bag′ger n.

bagful

(ˈbæɡfʊl)
n
an amount that is or can be contained in a bag: three bagfuls of clothes.

bag•ful

(ˈbæg fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the contents of or amount held by a bag.
2. a considerable amount.
[1275–1325]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagful - the quantity that a bag will holdbagful - the quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] Nbolsa f (lleno)

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] nplein sac m
a bagful of sth → un sac rempli de qch, un sac plein de qch
three bagfuls of clothes → trois sacs remplis de vêtements, trois sacs pleins de vêtements

bagful

n a bagful of grocerieseine Tasche voll Lebensmittel

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] nsacco (pieno)
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Once when Goody emptied an extra big bagful, there was a decided squeak; and next time Goody brought another bagful, a little striped Chipmunk scrambled out in a hurry.
Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
His business during the daytime he kept to himself, but he certainly was possessed of a bagful of documents and drawings relating to sundry patents connected with the manufacture of woollen goods, the praises of which he was always ready to sing in a most enthusiastic fashion.
'Take this bagful of bread-crumbs and this live hare.
" `Ow yes, they would,' says I, a-imitatin'of him.`They always like a bone or two to clean their teeth on about tea time, which you `as a bagful.'
"Good gracious, Tom, what a lot of feathers a duck has!" groaned East, holding a bagful in his hand, and looking disconsolately at the carcass, not yet half plucked.
All these I secured, together with several things belonging to the gunner, particularly two or three iron crows, and two barrels of musket bullets, seven muskets, another fowling-piece, with some small quantity of powder more; a large bagful of small shot, and a great roll of sheet-lead; but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.
The Englishman arrived at Royal Portrush in 1951 with a golf bagful of confidence after finishing third twice there in the Irish Open.
The Englishman also arrived at Portrush with a golf bagful of confidence after finishing third twice here in the Irish Open.
Capable of generating pace when the situation demands, Wahab would be eying a bagful of wickets as a belated birthday gift having turned 34 yesterday (Friday).
Here, our bagful of dreams, desires and aspirations were fulfilled.
Having spent the evening at Central London's swanky Hospital Club, Katya left the nearby chip shop with a bagful of food, which must have made hubby Neil Jones happy.