the contents of or amount held by a bag:
three bagfuls of groceries.
the quantity required to fill a bag.
a considerable amount:
He has a bagful of clever ideas.
We left the springs with a bagful of colorful rocks and one more story to tell.
Big-Sky West Texas: A Road Trip Through Hidden America Condé Nast Traveler March 17, 2014
“This bagful, your lordship,” replied Peronnik, showing the cloth-bag which he had stuffed with feathers and birdlime.
Breton Legends Anonymous
He very likely carries a bagful of golf-sticks, or is pumping up his bicycle.
Back Home Eugene Wood
He said Eliphalet Congdon had taken a bagful to pass on the unwary.
Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson
Youll find a bagful of white-hearts in the locker of the boat.
Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
Antonio bought a bagful of buns and seed-cakes, which they ate as they sat in the ox-cart on the edge of the crowd.
Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin Edith A. (Edith Augusta) Sawyer
He took out a bagful and told me that I was to throw them to the children, and this I did with great gusto.
A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago Anne Douglas Sedgwick
You didn’t have a thing but the clothes on your back and a bagful of diamonds.
The Huddlers William Campbell Gault
Another bagful was poured into the hopper and ground out; and then Addison and I brought along the third bagful.
When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
He returned from his first visit to New York “with an empty pocket and an empty stomach, but with a bagful of books.”
The Mentor: American Naturalists, Vol. 7, Num. 9, Serial No. 181, June 15, 1919 Ernest Ingersoll
c.1300, bagge-ful, from bag (n.) + -ful.
- Baggage claim
noun the location in an airport where arriving passengers collect luggage that was carried in the hold of the aircraft Contemporary Examples Schlepping Food,” she writes that, “At baggage claim, I can sometimes smell my suitcase before I see it. Eat It Now! Katrina Heron April 11, 2011 At the baggage claim, he sent his […]
a person employed, especially by a railroad, bus company, or steamship line, to take charge of passengers’ baggage. Historical Examples At midnight I was checking my sample-trunk for Albany, and persuading the baggagemaster that 218 pounds were exactly 120. A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
a form of lacrosse as played originally by the Ojibwa Indians.
a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth; pouch. something resembling or suggesting such a receptacle. a suitcase or other portable container for carrying articles, as in traveling. a purse or moneybag. the amount or quantity a bag can hold. any of various measures of capacity. […]
a person who packs groceries or other items into bags. a bag of cloth or plastic attached to a power lawn mower to collect grass as it is cut. Historical Examples The elevator buckets carry the crushed feed back to one of the bins or into the bagger. Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer He soon […]