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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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"We do allow guests with colostomy bags to use our pools, slides and flumes and it is regrettable we made a mistake in this instance.
Robert Gale from Newport posted a picture of himself with his colostomy bag visible on social media, which got both positive and negative reaction MARK LEWIS
class="MsoNormalSUPPORT SYSTEM class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBWe provide support to other ostomates even buying colostomy bags for those who cannot afford them.
"The picture is how I had to change my colostomy bag yesterday in the disabled toilet when I went to the theatre.
A small pouch, or colostomy bag, is then placed over the stoma to collect waste products that would normally pass through a person's rectum.
"He has been happy to deal with the incontinence and doctors have not recommended a colostomy bag in the past because of the potential complications - for a start he may have difficulties keeping it hygienic.
He must also wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his days.
Perhaps they should consider the possibility of providing all employees with a colostomy bag - but then I suppose people would say they would be taking the urine.
Michael, 48, of Tyburn Lane, Emley, now has a colostomy bag - and he couldn't be happier.