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1. any of various measures of quantity, such as a bag containing 1 hundredweight of coal
2. any pouch or sac forming part of the body of an animal, esp the udder of a cow
3. Hunting the quantity of quarry taken in a single hunting trip or by a single hunter
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What does it mean when you dream about a bag?

Bags can carry connotations of secrecy, particularly sexual secrets (bags can symbolize wombs). Placing something in a bag or similar receptacle may represent something unpleasant we wish to avoid, so a bag dream could indicate the repression of awareness. Bags can also hold gifts and nourishment (grocery bags), and represent our hopes, wishes and plans. The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. (See also Basket, Sack).

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A flexible cover used in bag molding.
A container made of paper, plastic, or cloth without rigid walls to transport or store material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bag, sack

A quantity of portland cement: 94 lb in the United States, 87.5 lb in Canada, 112 lb (50.8 kg) in the United Kingdom, and 50 kg in most countries using the metric system.
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POBOL Y CWM (S4C): AS the day of the AS exam results arrives, Eileen is a bag of nerves, but it doesn't seem that Sioned cares about the outcome at all.
MARK is a bag of nerves as he prepares to take Natasha to see the flat he bought.
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But John Westwood, 51, said Lee's best man, fellow golf professional Stuart Cage, was "a bag of nerves".
Liz said: "I will be a bag of nerves." Meanwhile, Harry is set to receive one of Limerick's top honours - a civic reception - as his grandmother, Theresa, was born in Caherline village.
RICKY FOSTER knows from experience how an anxious Ibrox crowd can make the Rangers players a bag of nerves.
HOME & AWAY - FIVE FOLLOWING his shock decision to plead not guilty, the Braxtons are a bag of nerves as Brax faces his trial.
My taxi is also my family car so when I have to leave the house to pick my partner up from work I also have to take my two young kids with me and I'm a bag of nerves.
"He just put me at ease because I was a bag of nerves.
Barney merely has to produce decent darts and he'll win every leg against a lady arrersmith who was a bag of nerves in her world final in which she averaged just 63.
CAGED BEAST: Etim The mil-mannered Muay Thai and Jui Jitsu specialist is one of the nicest but quietest men you would ever meet outside of the gym and stick a dictaphone under his nose and he's a bag of nerves.