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"baggage" in British English

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baggagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈbæɡ.ɪdʒ/ us   /ˈbæɡ.ɪdʒ/
  • baggage noun [U] (BAGS)

B1 all the suitcases and bags that you take with you when you travel: How many pieces of baggage do you have? We had to pay extra for our excess baggage (= our bags and suitcases that weighed more than was allowed).
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(Definition of baggage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baggage" in American English

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baggagenoun [U]

us   /ˈbæɡ·ɪdʒ/
  • baggage noun [U] (BAGS)

the bags that you take with you when you travel; luggage: How many pieces of baggage do you have?
  • baggage noun [U] (FEELINGS)

the beliefs and feelings that you have which influence how you think and behave: Everybody brings their own baggage to viewing a work of art.
(Definition of baggage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"baggage" in Business English

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baggagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/ us   UK also luggage TRANSPORT
the cases, bags, etc. that you take with you when you travel: Have a name tag on each piece of baggage. You'll need to put any sharp objects into your checked baggage.
carry-on/hand baggage
cases or bags that you take onto a plane with you and are not checked in: I only had carry-on baggage so I went straight to the departure gate.
excess baggage
bags, cases, etc. that weigh more than the weight you are allowed to take onto a plane, or the extra money you have to pay for it to be taken: On the return trip we were charged $80 excess baggage.
(Definition of baggage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “baggage”
in Korean 수하물…
in Arabic أمْتِعة…
in Malaysian bagasi…
in French bagages…
in Russian багаж, опыт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅行袋, 行李…
in Italian bagaglio, bagagli…
in Turkish bagaj, eşya, şu an içinde bulunulan hali de etkileyen geçmişten gelen hisler ve tecrübeler…
in Polish bagaż…
in Spanish equipaje…
in Vietnamese hành lý…
in Portuguese bagagem…
in Thai กระเป๋าเดินทาง…
in German das Gepäck…
in Catalan equipatge…
in Japanese (旅行の)荷物, 手荷物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅行袋, 行李…
in Indonesian bagasi, koper…
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“baggage” in British English

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“baggage” in Business English

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