BAG, n.[Norm. bage, a bag, a coffer, bagnes, baggage. This word seems to be from the root of pack, pouch.]1. A sack; a pouch, usually of cloth or leather, used to
BAG, n. [Norm. bage, a bag, a coffer; bagnes, baggage. This word seems to be from the root of pack, pouch, Fr. poche, or of the same family; or it is from the sense of tying, binding; Sp. baga, a rope or cord for fastening loads on beasts of burden. Hence baggage; It. bagaglia; Sp. bagage; Port. bagagem; Fr. bagage; Arm. pacq, a pack, and bagaich.]
- A sack; a pouch, usually of cloth or leather, used to hold, preserve or convey corn, and other commodities.
- A sack in animal bodies containing some fluid or other substance; the udder of a female beast.
- Formerly, a sort of silken purse tied to the hair.
- In commerce, a certain quantity of a commodity, such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of pepper or hops; a bag of corn.
- Among farriers, a bag of asafetida and savin is tied to the bits of horses to restore their appetites. – Encyc.
To swell like a full bag, as sails when filled with wind.
- To put into a bag.
- To load with bags.
- A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a
bag of meal or of money.
- To put into a bag] as, to
- To swell
or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing
- A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies,
containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of poison in
the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.
- To seize, capture, or entrap; as, to bag
an army; to bag game.
- To swell with arrogance.
- A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's
hair behind, by way of ornament.
- To furnish or load with a bag or with a well
- To become pregnant.
- The quantity of game bagged.
- A certain quantity of a commodity,
such as it is customary to carry to market in a sack; as, a bag of
pepper or hops; a bag of coffee.