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baggage Explained

baggage at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


baggage at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1440, from O.Fr. bagage, from bague "pack, bundle," ult. from the same Scand. source that yielded bag. ///

baggage at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: 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] informal the beliefs, opinions, and experiences that someone has, which make them think in a particular way, especially in a way that makes it difficult to have good relationships: --Each employee brings his or her own psychological baggage to the workplace.//

baggage at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "baggage":
Gladstone, Jezebel, apparatus, attache case, backpack, bad woman,
bag, bag and baggage, bandbox, bitch, briefcase, broad, cargo,
carpetbag, carryall, chippy, clitoromaniac, cocotte, consignment,
ditty bag, drab, duffel, duffel bag, dunnage, easy lay, easy woman,
flight bag, floozy, footlocker, frail sister, freight, freightage,
gear, goods, grip, grisette, handbag, harridan, haversack, holdall,
hussy, hysteromaniac, impedimenta, jade, kit, kit bag, knapsack,
lading, load, loose woman, luggage, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac,
outfit, overnight bag, pack, payload, pickup, portmanteau, quean,
rucksack, satchel, sea bag, shipment, slattern, slut, strumpet,
suitcase, tackle, tart, tote bag, tramp, traps, traveling bag,
trollop, trull, trunk, uteromaniac, wanton, wench, whore

BAGGAGE at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

know if the painting is authentic.
2 true and accurate:
an authentic account of life in the desert * the authentic voice of young black Americans
3 made to be exactly the same as the original:
an authentic model of the ancient town * Take a trip on an authentic Spanish galleon to the famous Papagayo beach.
authentically adverb:
authentically flavoured Mexican dishes * an authentically constructed Wild West townverb
[VN] ~ (sth as sth) to prove that sth is genuine, real or true:
The letter has been authenticated by handwriting experts. * Experts have authenticated the writing as that of Byron himself.
authentication noun [U]noun
[U] the quality of being genuine or true:
The authenticity of the letter is beyond doubt. * A sentry checked the ID card's authenticity then activated the electronic turnstile.noun, verb
1 a person who writes books or the person who wrote a particular book:
Who is your favourite author? * He is the author of three books on art. * best-selling author Joan Collins * Who's the author?
2 the person who creates or starts sth, especially a plan or an idea:
As the author of the proposal I cannot agree with you.
verb [VN] (formal) to be the author of a book, report, etc.noun
(old-fashioned) a woman authoradjective
[usually before noun] (technical) coming from or connected with the author of sth:
the authorial voice that speaks to the readernoun
[U] (computing) creating computer programs without using programming language, fo

Baggage at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Baggage \Bag"gage\, n. [F. bagage, from OF. bague bungle. In
senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute. See {Bag}, n.]
1. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.

Note: ``The term itself is made to apply chiefly to articles
of clothing and to small personal effects.'' --Farrow.

2. The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler
carries with him on a journey; luggage.

The baronet's baggage on the roof of the coach.

We saw our baggage following below. --Johnson.

Note: The English usually call this luggage.

3. Purulent matter. [Obs.] --Barrough.

4. Trashy talk. [Obs.] --Ascham.

5. A man of bad character. [Obs.] --Holland.

6. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.

A disreputable, daring, laughing, painted French
baggage. --Thackeray.

7. A romping, saucy girl. [Playful] --Goldsmith.

baggage at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a case used to carry belongings when traveling [syn: {luggage}]
2: a worthless or immoral woman

baggage at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » lang=enm|bagage, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » lang=fro|bagage, from Inter: term » lang=fro|bague||bundle, from Germanic (compare bag).


* Inter: enPR » băg'ĭj, Inter: IPA » /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"b{gIdZ/
  • Inter: hyphenation » bag|gage
  • Inter: rhymes » æɡɪdʒ


    Inter: en-noun » -|s

  • Inter: usually » uncountable Luggage; traveling equipment
    1. : Please put your baggage in the trunk.
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1929|author=Charles Georges Souli|title=Eastern Shame Girl|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |passage=As soon as they had determined on their course, Ya-nei slid under the bed, and made himself a place among the baggages.
  • Inter: quote-news » year=1991|date=September 20|author=Jonathan Rosenbaum|title=Love Films: A Cassavetes Retrospective|work=Chicago Reader|url=

  • |passage=Alone, she clings to her baggages on the street.
    1. Inter: uncountable » usually|pejorative|informal Factors that restrict a person's freedom, often in an intellectual or psychological way
    2. : Hes got a lot of emotional baggage.''
    3. Inter: quote-book » year=1846|author=Henry Francis Cary|title=Lives of the English Poets|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |passage={{...|Yet he was unreasonable enough to continue his expectations that Mason should do what he had, without any apparent compunction, omitted to do himself; for after speaking of Brown, the unfortunate author of Barbarossa, who was also an ecclesiastic, he adds: "How much shall I honour one, who has a stronger propensity to poetry, and has got a greater name in it, if he performs his promise to me of putting away these idle baggages after his sacred espousal. }}
  • Inter: obsolete » countable|pejorative A woman
  • Inter: quote-book » year=1828|author=Various|title=The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 288|chapter=|edition=|url=

  • |passage=Betty and Molly (they were soft-hearted baggages) felt for their master--pitied their poor master!
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1897|author=Charles Whibley|title=A Book of Scoundrels|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |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.
  • Inter: quote-book » year=1910|author=Gertrude Hall|title=Chantecler|chapter=|edition=|url=

  • |passage=But your perverse attempts to wring blushes from little baggages in convenient corners outrage my love of Love!
    1. Inter: military » countable|and|uncountable An army's portable equipment; its baggage train.
    2. Inter: quote-book » year=1865|author=Thomas Carlyle|title=History of Friedrich II of Prussia|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |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 Bolesław 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.


    * Inter: sense » luggage luggage, gear, stuff, bags

    Derived terms

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


    Inter: trans-top » luggage
  • Arabic: Inter: Arab » امتعة Inter: IPAchar » (’amtiʕa) {{f}}
  • : Morocco: Inter: tø » ary|بكاج|tr=bakāž|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ուղեբեռ|tr=ułebeṙ|sc=Armn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|багаж
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|equipatge|m, Inter: t- » ca|bagatge|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|行李|tr=xíngli|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|箱籠|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|箱笼|tr=xiānglǒng|sc=Hani
  • Crimean Tatar: bagaj
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zavazadlo, Inter: t- » cs|zavazadla
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|bagage|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bagage|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|pakaĵo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bagage|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gepäck|n, Inter: t- » de|Gepäckstück|n, Inter: qualifier » metaphorical Inter: t+ » de|Ballast|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αποσκευές|f|p|tr=aposkevés|sc=Grek
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|σκεῦος|n|sc=polytonic
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מטען|m|tr=mit'an

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|सामान|m (sāmān)
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|bagasi
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|bagagli
    • Japanese: 荷物 (にもつ, nimotsu), 手荷物 (てにもつ, tenimotsu)
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|수하물|tr=suhamul|sc=Hang
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|багаж|m|tr=bagáž
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|bagasje|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|چمدان|sc=fa-Arab
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|багаж|m|tr=bagáž
    • Sardinian:
    • : Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|bagalliu
    • : Logudorese Sardinian: Inter: tø » src|badàlcu, Inter: tø » src|badalculu
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|equipaje|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bagage
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|సామాను (saamaanu)
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|bagaj
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|سامان|m (sāmān)

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » baggage
    Translation: el » baggage
    Translation: eo » baggage
    Translation: fa » baggage
    Translation: fr » baggage
    Translation: gl » baggage
    Translation: ko » baggage
    Translation: io » baggage
    Translation: id » baggage
    Translation: it » baggage
    Translation: kn » baggage
    Translation: hu » baggage
    Translation: mg » baggage
    Translation: ml » baggage
    Translation: my » baggage
    Translation: fj » baggage
    Translation: pl » baggage
    Translation: pt » baggage
    Category: simple:baggage -
    Translation: fi » baggage
    Translation: sv » baggage
    Translation: ta » baggage
    Translation: te » baggage
    Translation: vi » baggage
    Translation: zh » baggage