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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun bag:

conversational speech82.78%task-oriented speech17.22%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bag:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bag:


Bag is sometimes a misspelling of beg.

The word bag is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bag

What does bag mean as a name of something?

Bag is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: bags

  1. a flexible container with a single opening
    • example: he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific terms:
      • air bag = a safety restraint in an automobile
      • back pack / haversack / backpack / knapsack / packsack / rucksack = a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder
      • beanbag = a small cloth bag filled with dried beans
      • bladder = a bag that fills with air
      • human remains pouch / personnel pouch / body bag = a bag in which the body of a dead soldier is placed
      • book bag = a bag in which students carry their books
      • burn bag = a bag into which secret documents are placed before being burned
      • carryall / tote bag / holdall / tote = a capacious bag or basket
      • drawstring bag = a bag that is closed at the top with a drawstring
      • vacuum bag / dust bag = a bag into which dirt is sucked by a vacuum cleaner
      • envelope / gasbag = the bag containing the gas in a balloon
      • gamebag = a canvas or leather bag for carrying game (especially birds) killed by a hunter
      • golf bag = golf equipment consisting of a bag for carrying golf clubs and balls
      • burlap bag / gunny sack / gunnysack = a bag made of burlap
      • ice pack / ice bag = a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
      • mailbag / postbag = letter carrier's shoulder bag
      • feedbag / nosebag = a canvas bag that is used to feed an animal
      • pannier = either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle
      • plastic bag = a bag made of thin plastic material
      • pouch = a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
      • purse = a small bag for carrying money
      • ragbag = a bag in which rags are kept
      • rosin bag = a bag filled with rosin
      • sachet = a small soft bag containing perfumed powder
      • carrier bag / paper bag / poke / sack = a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
      • saddlebag = a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle
      • sandbag = a bag filled with sand
      • schoolbag = a bag for carrying school books and supplies
      • shopping bag = a bag made of plastic or strong paper
      • sick bag / sickbag = a bag provided on an airplane for passengers who are suffering from airsickness and need to vomit
      • skin = a bag serving as a container for liquids
      • sleeping bag = large padded bag designed to be slept in outdoors
      • sweat bag = a porous bag (usually of canvas) that holds water and cools it by evaporation
      • tea bag = small paper bag holding a measure of tea
      • sponge bag / toilet bag = a waterproof bag for holding bathrooms items (soap and toothpaste etc.) when you are travelling
      • tool bag = a bag in which tools are carried
      • tucker-bag = a bag used for carrying food
  2. the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • example: his bag included two deer
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
  3. a place that the runner must touch before scoring
    • example: he scrambled to get back to the bag
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bag: base
    • more generic term: baseball equipment = equipment used in playing baseball
    • more specific terms:
      • first base = the base that must be touched first by a base runner in baseball
      • home plate / home base / plate / home = base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands
      • second base = the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball
      • third base / third = the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
    • part of: baseball diamond / diamond / infield = the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
  4. a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    • example: she reached into her bag and found a comb
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of bag: handbag / pocketbook / purse
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific terms:
      • clutch bag / clutch = a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
      • etui = small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
      • evening bag = a handbag used with evening wear
      • reticule = a woman's drawstring handbag; usually made of net or beading or brocade
      • shoulder bag = a large handbag that can be carried by a strap looped over the shoulder
    • part: clasp = a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  5. the quantity that a bag will hold
    • example: he ate a large bag of popcorn
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of bag: bagful
    • more generic word: containerful = the quantity that a container will hold
  6. a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  7. an ugly or ill-tempered woman
  8. mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
  9. an activity that you like or at which you are superior
    • example: his bag now is learning to play golf
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of bag: cup of tea / dish
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior

Alternative definition of the noun bag


  1. A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  2. [informal] A handbag
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  5. One’s preference.
  6. [derogatory] An ugly woman.
  7. [baseball] The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
  8. [baseball] First, second, or third base.
  9. [context: preceded by "the"] A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  10. [mathematics] A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.

Specialised definition of the noun bag

Glossary of sports / baseball

a base

  • usage: slang

Definition of the verb bag

What does bag mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bagged, bagging

  1. capture or kill, as in hunting
    • example: bag a few pheasants
    • domain: hunt / hunting
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: capture / catch = capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
  2. hang loosely, like an empty bag
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: droop / flag / sag / swag = droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  3. bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
  4. take unlawfully
    • example: They bag the money
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of bag: pocket
    • more generic terms: rip / rip off / steal = take without the owner's consent
  5. put into a bag

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bag

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Google previewNotions and Fancy Goods (1916)

The party bag is a dainty trifle intended to contain vanity belongings, lace handkerchief and perhaps folded gloves, re- moved for dancing or supper. The party bag is a more frivolous affair than the opera bag, which must be dignified and ...

Google previewOverland Monthly and Out West Magazine (1908)

The lucky bag is the receptacle for all articles found lying out of place around the ship, “articles adrift,” as the nautical phraseology puts it. “A place for...

Google previewProgramming Pig (2016)

Dataflow Scripting with Hadoop by Alan Gates, Daniel Dai

Bag A bag is an unordered collection of tuples. Because it has no order, it is not possible to reference tuples in a...

Bag is the one type in Pig that is not required to fit into memory. As you will see later, because they are used to store collections ...

Google previewMarcia Make-Up Bag & Friends (2016)

Lucy Lipstick by Poppy Thompstone

Marcia Make-Up Bag is a magical make-up bag who belongs to a famous ballerina called Gabriella Graceful.

Google previewMo' Urban Dictionary (2009)

Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham

bag. hag. Gay man who accompanies rich women on shopping trips in order to be associated with fabulous shopping bags.

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

Coleman Elk Hunter II is a rectangular sleeping bag with a 2 inch weather seal. It measures 39x84 inches, has a pack weight of 13 pounds, and a temperature rating down to 0 degrees. Good choice for deer camp where weight is not a factor .

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Quotes about Bag

Where you father has been with ink, go not you with a bag (i.e. what your father has sold and assigned, think not to recover with a bag of papers. In other words, don't go to law for it.
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Scrabble value of B3A1G2

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BAG

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