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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Team captain Colin Montgomerie is also bound to collect a bagful of votes after masterminding Europe's win in Wales.
Having started the season on a positive note with a bagful of points in the F1 feeder series, the latter half of the season hasn't been very productive for him.
Jones has failed in a number of attempts to land a big name striker this summer, but knows Healy could score goals by the bagful at Championship level.
UNITED KINGDOM: A conman walked off with a bagful of cash from Barclays, Britain's third-biggest bank, by posing as its chairman, the bank admitted yesterday.
That's the price available today for Barry, a defender converted to central midfielder by Martin O'Neill this season with a shoot-on-sight policy that has rewarded him with a bagful of big goals down the years.
Shameless star James McAvoy has reached the dizzy heights of fame with a bagful of Hollywood roles coming up.
It's fair to assume, then, that the GB squad won't return from Turin with a bagful of medals and, indeed, there seems every reason to believe Coral will be paying out at 11/8 on Britain returning without a single gold medal - though both the men's and women's curling teams will be aiming to make that bet a loser.
The amount of garbage they saw varied from less than a bagful to so much it would fill several pickup trucks.
A ''bagful'' of Chinese-made pistols and huge quantity of explosives were also seized from the rebels at the Tibetan border town of Khasa, the radio said.
Mild to medium long green chilies, used for rellenos, are sold by the (big) bagful. When you get home, peel 'em, portion 'em, and freeze 'em.
To enhance the car's sporty feel, the company used a bagful of clever strategies, such as maintaining Porsche's traditional interior taper so that it's slimmer m the back than the front, while keeping an even distribution of weight.
When I was a very young lad, I was a "Post Boy." I carried my eight or ten Posts in a Post bag, slung over my shoulder, and went to pool halls, bowling alleys, and rode the trolleys selling my bagful of Posts for five cents each.