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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

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).


A flexible cover used in bag molding.
A container made of paper, plastic, or cloth without rigid walls to transport or store material.

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 heard his colostomy bag was leaking at the time of the break-in.
Ever the stoic, she jokes how before long she'll be campaigning for nicer colostomy bags and says she'd put on false tan "in case there's a dishy doctor" but I know inside she's terrified of the indignity of it all.
His comments come after allegations that 18-year-old Jamie Cooper, injured while serving with the Royal Green Jackets in Basra, Iraq, last November, had been left by staff who had allowed his colostomy bag to overflow.
The rubber-masked version has a colostomy bag and says things like ``Proper Bo'' and sings ``Craaaaaig David''.
Glasto organiser Michael Eavis said of his cancer battle: "I was in quite a lot of discomfort and had to struggle around with a colostomy bag for six months while the surgery healed.
Earlier this year it was reported that nurses refused to empty the colostomy bag of teenage soldier Jamie Cooper, which eventually overflowed.
His bowel tore and he needed emergency surgery to remove his entire colon, leaving him dependent on a colostomy bag for life.
He had surgery for severe damage to his rectum and large intestine and doctors fitted a colostomy bag.
And the visual humour includes a scene where a colostomy bag ends up in the ice bucket after leaking all over someone's face.
Two are seriously hurt - the knife just missed one man's eye and the other needs a colostomy bag.
Earlier this year it was claimed one 18-year-old soldier spent a night lying in his faeces after staff allowed his colostomy bag to overflow.