Meaning of “luggage” in the English Dictionary

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"luggage" in British English

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luggagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlʌɡ.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈlʌɡ.ɪdʒ/ mainly UK US usually baggage

A2 the bags, suitcases, etc. that contain your possessions and that you take with you when you are travelling:

We bought some new luggage for our trip.
Never leave your luggage unattended.
UK hand luggage (= small bags that you take with you onto the plane)

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  • Several kilos of crack were found in her luggage.
  • He decamped from the hotel with someone else's luggage.
  • I deposited my luggage in a locker at the station.
  • We dropped our luggage off at the hotel and went sightseeing.
  • He didn't look like the sort of man you should entrust your luggage to.

(Definition of “luggage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"luggage" in American English

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luggagenoun [ U ]

us /ˈlʌɡ·ɪdʒ/

the bags or other containers that you take your possessions in when traveling; baggage:

The luggage of our tour group was piled up next to the bus.

(Definition of “luggage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"luggage" in Business English

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luggagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈlʌɡɪdʒ/ us also baggage UK TRANSPORT

all the bags that you take with you when you travel:

Once you have collected your luggage and come through customs, please make your way to the arrivals hall.
The airline has increased the carry-on luggage allowance to 10 kilos.

(Definition of “luggage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)