1. To swell or hang down like a full bag; as, the skin bags from containing morbid matter.

2. To swell with arrogance.

3. To become pregnant.

1. A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.

2. 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.

3. A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.

4. The quantity of game bagged.

5. 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. Bag and baggage, all that belongs to one. To give one the bag, to disappoint him.

Origin: OE. Bagge; cf. Icel. Baggi, and also OF. Bague, bundle, LL. Baga.

(01 Mar 1998)

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