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English noun: bag

1. bag (artifact) a flexible container with a single opening

SamplesHe stuffed his laundry into a large bag.

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)air bag, back pack, backpack, beanbag, bladder, body bag, book bag, burlap bag, burn bag, carrier bag, carryall, drawstring bag, dust bag, envelope, feedbag, gamebag, gasbag, golf bag, gunny sack, gunnysack, haversack, holdall, human remains pouch, ice bag, ice pack, knapsack, mailbag, nosebag, packsack, pannier, paper bag, personnel pouch, plastic bag, poke, postbag, pouch, purse, ragbag, rosin bag, rucksack, sachet, sack, saddlebag, sandbag, schoolbag, shopping bag, sick bag, sickbag, skin, sleeping bag, sponge bag, sweat bag, tea bag, toilet bag, tool bag, tote, tote bag, tucker-bag, vacuum bag

2. bag (quantity) the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)

SamplesHis bag included two deer.

Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

3. bag (artifact) a place that the runner must touch before scoring

SamplesHe scrambled to get back to the bag.


Broader (hypernym)baseball equipment

Narrower (hyponym)first base, home, home base, home plate, plate, second base, third, third base

Part meronymbaseball diamond, diamond, infield

4. bag (artifact) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

SamplesShe reached into her bag and found a comb.

Synonymshandbag, pocketbook, purse

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)clutch, clutch bag, etui, evening bag, reticule, shoulder bag

Part holonymclasp

5. bag (quantity) the quantity that a bag will hold

SamplesHe ate a large bag of popcorn.


Broader (hypernym)containerful

6. bag (artifact) a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

SamplesHe carried his small bag onto the plane with him.

Synonymsgrip, suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag

Broader (hypernym)baggage, luggage

Narrower (hyponym)carpetbag, garment bag, Gladstone, Gladstone bag, gripsack, overnight bag, overnight case, overnighter, portmanteau, weekender

7. bag (person) an ugly or ill-tempered woman

SamplesHe was romancing the old bag for her money.

Synonymsold bag

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman

8. bag (animal) mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)


Broader (hypernym)mamma, mammary gland

Part meronymcow, ewe, moo-cow, nanny, nanny-goat, she-goat

9. bag (act) an activity that you like or at which you are superior

SamplesChemistry is not my cup of tea.
His bag now is learning to play golf.
Marriage was scarcely his dish.

Synonymscup of tea, dish

Broader (hypernym)activity

English verb: bag

1. bag (contact) capture or kill, as in hunting

SamplesBag a few pheasants.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)capture, catch

Domain categoryhunt, hunting

2. bag (stative) hang loosely, like an empty bag

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)droop, flag, sag, swag

3. bag (stative) bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out

Narrower (hyponym)protuberate

4. bag (possession) take unlawfully

ExamplesThey bag the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)steal

5. bag (contact) put into a bag

SamplesThe supermarket clerk bagged the groceries.

ExamplesThey bag the goods

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pack

Narrower (hyponym)pouch

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