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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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The Bag of Tricks activity that we trialled with our students proved to be productive in enhancing their understanding of the features of three-dimensional objects.
"Joey Haddad ask me what he was going to do and I said Jake has a whole bag of tricks, six or seven moves.
"If he's playing against us, the guys will have to be ready for anything because he's got a good bag of tricks - pace, great agility and good hands as well."
out of its bag of tricks amazing compositions like Vegas and Acid Pro that have very distinctive usefulness but why continue to update a basic audio editor when your core media production software can handle it all?
The September 2010 issue had a good article, "From Denial to Final" It makes a good point, and I have it in my bag of tricks.
Once we had a sufficient bag of tricks, we sequenced together a routine.
Williams's visual bag of tricks is almost identical to Peli's, including some jump-out-of-your-skin boos and bangs that should have those of a nervous disposition cowering.
Director Tod Williams' visual bag of tricks is almost identical to Peli's, including some jump-out-of-your-skin moments as Kristi (Sprague Grayden) and Daniel (Brian Boland) welcome baby Hunter into their home, which they share with Daniel's teenage daughter Ali (Molly Ephraim) from his first marriage.
The truth is government has a limited bag of tricks when it comes to economics.
Local entertainer Wolly the Clown had a big bag of tricks up his sleeve, including plate-spinning, juggling and stilt walking.
While photographers working with chemicals and enlargers in darkrooms certainly came up with a variety of techniques for manipulating images, digital photography opened up a larger and much more diverse bag of tricks. Meehan (professional photographer, writer, teacher) shares the possibilities for photographic interpretation digital photography offers and combines those with enough technical background (lenses, filters, and composition, for example) to allow enthusiasts who are not professionals to get professional results.
Mozart's Sonata in F major K332 is a real bag of tricks. The opening Allegro is as changeable as the English weather: it begins with blue skies but in a blink we are tumbling through minor keys into a musical storm.