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What is the difference between baggage and bag?

What is the difference between baggage and bag?
Bag is a synonym of baggage. Baggage is a derived term of bag. As nouns the difference between baggage and bag is that baggage is (usually|uncountable) luggage; traveling equipment while bag is a flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc. As a verb bag is to put into a bag.





  • (usually, uncountable) Luggage; traveling equipment
  • Please put your baggage in the trunk.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1929, author=Charles Georges Souli, title=Eastern Shame Girl, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=As soon as they had determined on their course, Ya-nei slid under the bed, and made himself a place among the baggages . }}

  • * {{quote-news, year=1991, date=September 20, author=Jonathan Rosenbaum, title=Love Films: A Cassavetes Retrospective, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Alone, she clings to her baggages on the street. }}

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  • (uncountable, informal) Factors, especially psychological ones, which interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively..
  • He’s got a lot of emotional baggage .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1846, author=Henry Francis Cary, title=Lives of the English Poets, chapter=, edition= citation
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  • (obsolete, countable, pejorative) A woman
  • * {{quote-book, year=1828, author=Various, title=The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 288, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Betty and Molly (they were soft-hearted baggages ) felt for their master–pitied their poor master! }}

  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=Charles Whibley, title=A Book of Scoundrels, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But he had a roving eye and a joyous temperament; and though he loved me better than any of the baggages to whom he paid court, he would not visit me so often as he should. }}

  • * {{quote-book, year=1910, author=Gertrude Hall, title=Chantecler, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But your perverse attempts to wring blushes from little baggages in convenient corners outrage my love of Love! }}

  • (military, countable, and, uncountable) An army’s portable equipment; its baggage train.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1865, author=Thomas Carlyle, title=History of Friedrich II of Prussia, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Friedrich decides to go down the River; he himself to Lowen, perhaps near twenty miles farther down, but where there is a Bridge and Highway leading over; Prince Leopold, with the heavier divisions and baggages , to Michelau, some miles nearer, and there to build his Pontoons and cross. }}

  • * 2007 , Norman Davies, No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939–1945 , New York: Penguin, p 305:
  • In Poland, for example, the unknown Boles?aw Bierut, who appeared in 1944 in the baggage of the Red Army, and who played a prominent role as a ‘non-party figure’ in the Lublin Committee, turned out to be a Soviet employee formerly working for the Comintern.


    * (luggage) luggage, gear, stuff, bags

    Derived terms

    * baggage carousel
    * baggage claim
    * baggage handler
    * baggage reclaim
    * baggage train
    * bag and baggage
    * blind baggage
    * excess baggage



    (wikipedia bag )


    (en noun )

  • A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  • (label) A handbag
  • A suitcase.
  • A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  • One’s preference.
  • (label) An ugly woman.
  • (label) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
  • (label) First, second, or third base.
  • (label) A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  • (label) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
  • A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
  • A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men’s hair behind, by way of ornament.
  • The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  • A scrotum.
  • (label) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  • Synonyms

    * (flexible container) poke (obsolete), sack, tote
    * (handbag) handbag, purse (US)
    * (preference) cup of tea, thing
    * (ugly woman) dog, hag
    * (in mathematics) multiset


    * (flexible container) bindle



  • To put into a bag.
  • To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
  • To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  • (label) To furnish or load with a bag.
  • * Dryden
  • To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
  • To laugh uncontrollably.
  • To criticise sarcastically.
  • (label) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
  • To swell or hang down like a full bag.
  • To swell with arrogance.
  • (Chaucer)
  • To become pregnant.
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, airbag, air bag
    , bagboy
    , baggage
    , bagger
    , baggy
    , bag lady
    , bag lunch
    , bag of bones
    , bag of tricks
    , bag snatcher
    , beanbag
    , binbag
    , carrier bag
    , clutch bag
    , dilly bag
    , dime bag
    , doggy bag
    , double bagger
    , douche bag
    , dumb as a bag of hammers
    , face like a bag of spanners
    , handbag
    , gladstone bag
    , goody bag, goodie bag
    , grab bag
    , holdall, carryall, tote, tote bag
    , in the bag
    , kitbag
    , let the cat out of the bag
    , mixed bag
    , moneybag
    , overnight bag
    , paper bag
    , plastic bag
    , schoolbag
    , shopping bag
    , shoulder bag
    , sickbag
    , sleeping bag
    , teabag
    , toolbag
    , windbag}}


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