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Various shopping bags.

English

Etymology

Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi, cognate with Old French bagage (baggage), bague (pack, bundle, belonging).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bag

Plural
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  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  2. One’s preference.
    Acid House is not my bag, I prefer the more traditional styles of music.
  3. (derogatory) An ugly woman.
  4. (baseball) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
    The grounder hit the bag and bounced over the fielder’s head.
  5. (baseball) First, second, or third base.
    He headed back to the bag.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A breathalyzer device, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to bag

Third person singular
bag

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to bag (third-person singular simple present bag, present participle g, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To put into a bag.
  2. To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
    We bagged three deer yesterday.
  3. To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  4. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be caught by the police.
  5. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
  6. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To laugh uncontrollably.
  7. (Australia, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To criticise sarcastically.
  8. (medicine) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.

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Danish

Noun

bag

  1. back

Preposition

bag

  1. behind

Meriam

Noun

bag

  1. cheek

Norwegian

Etymology

Loanword from English bag.

Alternative spellings

Noun

bag

  1. A purse more or less similar to a bag or a sack.
  2. On a baby carriage: a detachable part of the carriage to lie on.

Inflection



Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali

Noun

bag

  1. tiger

Swedish

Etymology

From the English word bag.

Noun

Inflection for bag Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bag bagen bagar bagarna
Genitive bags bagens bagars bagarnas

bag c.

  1. A kind of large bag; a duffel bag

Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From Meriam bag.

Noun

bag

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) cheek

Synonyms

  • masa (western dialect)

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