Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “bag”

bag

noun [C] (CONTAINER)    /bæɡ/
A1 a soft container made out of paper or thin plastic , or a stronger container made of leather , plastic , or other material , usually with a handle , in which you carry personal things or clothes or other things that you need for travelling : a paper / plastic bag a shopping bag (= a bag in which shopping is carried ) a bag of apples / nuts Don't eat that whole bag of (= the amount the bag contains ) sweets at once . I hadn't even packed my bags (= put the things I need in cases /bags).Containers for carrying personal possessionsBags in general bags under your eyes dark , loose , or swollen skin under your eyes because of tiredness or old age The skin, and skin colour
(Definition of bag noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of bag

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Bags in general, but you might be interested in these topics from the Containers and vessels topic area:

Definitions of “bag” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More