Meaning of luggage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌɡɪdʒ/

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mass noun
  • 1Suitcases or other bags in which to pack personal belongings for travelling.

    ‘upon landing, we waited and waited for our luggage’
    • ‘The young woman's luggage was packed in apparent readiness to travel to California.’
    • ‘So you have the choice: five people and luggage, or seven of you travelling luggage-free.’
    • ‘There was a warm breeze and she found all her luggage packed and ready to go.’
    • ‘Jake, the limo driver, loaded their luggage in the trunk then got into the drivers seat.’
    • ‘My cousin went to open the trunk of the car and I helped the suitcase man wrap the luggage in a large plastic bag.’
    • ‘We explain that we are a large group, with many people, and much luggage.’
    • ‘He wanted a car small enough to thread through city streets, yet big enough to take three people and their luggage.’
    • ‘That's why in all my travels my luggage has ever been stolen, nor has anything ever been stolen from it.’
    • ‘When it comes to carrying luggage, pack all your bags, no matter how much space they occupy.’
    • ‘The last day we bought some more things to take back home and were again heavily loaded with luggage.’
    • ‘After the breakfast we went outside where the carriage was waiting with my luggage on the back.’
    • ‘The bag was discovered among luggage from the commuter trains lost after the attacks.’
    • ‘Strewn on the tarmac in front of the airplane is luggage and cargo from the plane.’
    • ‘Hoops have also been added to luggage racks to prevent luggage being thrown around.’
    • ‘The potential weapons were carried in clothing or stuffed into luggage.’
    • ‘Posting it would cost half as much again as its purchase price, so she casually slings it in her luggage.’
    • ‘His luggage, on every journey, is filled with tokens of the land, and people he had visited.’
    • ‘Shane said he thought that it would be safer to hang onto the tape of the demo tracks rather than leave it in his luggage.’
    • ‘She made her way uncomfortably past the piles of luggage to grab her own bags.’
    • ‘One of the women was seen carrying luggage and climbing into a car with two men.’
    baggage, bag and baggage, things, gear, belongings, kit, effects, goods and chattels, impedimenta, paraphernalia, accoutrements, rig, tackle
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    1. 1.1Past experiences or long-held ideas and opinions perceived as burdensome encumbrances.
      • ‘carrying emotional luggage from the past’


Late 16th century (originally denoting inconveniently heavy baggage): from lug+ -age.