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noun [countable] bag pronunciation in American English /bæɡ/ 
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singularbag
pluralbags
  1. 1
    a container made of paper, plastic, or cloth, used for carrying or storing things

    Put your dirty clothes in the plastic bag.

    He was weighed down by shopping bags.

    a golf bag

    1. a.
      the things in a bag, or the amount that it contains
      bag of:

      I've already used about half a bag of flour.

    2. b.
      [often plural] a suitcase or similar container in which you carry clothes and other things you need when you are traveling

      The customs officials may want to search your bags.

      an overnight bag

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