baggage

  • 1 baggage — 1. Baggage and luggage overlap in use, although baggage generally connotes something heavier and bulkier and less easily transportable by hand. Some collocations are more or less fixed, e.g. excess baggage, baggage claim, baggage handler; and a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 baggage — UK US /ˈbægɪdʒ/ noun [U] (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… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 baggage — ag gage (b[a^]g g[asl]j), n. [F. bagage, from OF. bague bundle. In senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute. See {Bag}, n.] 1. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army. [1913 Webster] Note: The term itself is made to apply… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 baggage — mid 15c., portable equipment of an army; plunder, loot, from O.Fr. bagage baggage, (military) equipment (14c.), from bague pack, bundle, sack, ultimately from the same Scandinavian source that yielded BAG (Cf. bag) (n.). Baggage smasher (1851)… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 baggage — [bag′ij] n. [ME & OFr bagage < bagues, baggage < ML bagga, chest, bag, prob. < ON baggi, bag] 1. the trunks, bags, etc. of a traveler, esp. when packed and being used on a trip; luggage 2. the supplies and gear of an army 3. [assoc., in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Baggage — est un court métrage américain réalisé et écrit par l actrice Cara Buono en 1997. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 7 baggage — ► NOUN 1) personal belongings packed in suitcases for travelling. 2) experiences or long held opinions perceived as encumbrances: emotional baggage. 3) dated a cheeky or disagreeable girl or woman. ORIGIN Old French bagage, from baguer tie up ,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 baggage — index cargo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 baggage — [n] gear accoutrements, bags, belongings, carry on, effects, equipment, fortnighter, gear, impedimenta, luggage, overnighter*, paraphernalia, parcels, slough, suitcases, things, tote, tote bag, trappings, two suiter; concept 494 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 baggage — noun (esp. AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ carry on, hand (BrE) ▪ checked (esp. AmE), checked in (BrE) ▪ Any sharp objects must go in your checked baggage. ▪ excess …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 baggage — [[t]bæ̱gɪʤ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Your baggage consists of the bags that you take with you when you travel. The passengers went through immigration control and collected their baggage. ...excess baggage. Syn: luggage 2) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp You… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 baggage —    At the beginning of the seventeenth century it was possible to call a man ‘a baggage’, meaning that he was a worthless fellow, a nuisance. Apart from its luggage sense, the word at that time had also come to mean ‘rubbish’ or ‘refuse’. Applied …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 13 baggage — n. 1) (esp. AE) to check; claim one s baggage 2) excess baggage * * * [ bægɪdʒ] claim one s baggage (esp. AE) to check excess baggage …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 baggage */ — UK [ˈbæɡɪdʒ] / US noun [uncountable] Word forms baggage : singular baggage plural baggages 1) mainly American the suitcases, bags etc in which you carry your possessions when you travel. The usual British word is luggage. 2) informal problems… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 baggage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English bagage, from Middle French, from bagues belongings, baggage Date: 15th century 1. suitcases, trunks, and personal belongings of travelers ; luggage 2. transportable equipment especially of a military force 3.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 baggage — /bag ij/, n. 1. trunks, suitcases, etc., used in traveling; luggage. 2. the portable equipment of an army. 3. things that encumber one s freedom, progress, development, or adaptability; impediments: intellectual baggage that keeps one from… …

    Universalium

  • 17 baggage — noun /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/ a) Luggage; traveling equipment Please put your baggage in the trunk. b) Factors that restrict a persons freedom, often in an intellectual or psychological way Hes got a lot of emotional baggage. Syn: luggage, gear, stuff …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 baggage — bag|gage [ˈbægıdʒ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: bagage, from Old French bague bundle ] 1.) [U] especially AmE the cases, bags, boxes etc carried by someone who is travelling = ↑luggage ▪ Check your baggage in at the desk. 2.) [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 baggage — noun 1 (U) especially AmE the cases, bags, boxes, etc carried by someone who is travelling; luggage: Check your baggage in at the desk. 2 (U) informal the beliefs, opinions, and experiences that someone has, which make them think in a particular… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 baggage —   Ukana, ope ope.    ♦ Baggage car, ka a ukana.    ♦ To carry baggage, hali ukana …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary