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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Luggage \Lug"gage\, noun [From 4th {Lug}.] That which is lugged; anything cumbrous and heavy to be carried; especially, a traveler's trunks, baggage, etc., or their contents.

I am gathering up my luggage, and preparing for my journey. --Swift.

What do you mean, To dote thus on such luggage! --Shak.

Syn: Plunder; baggage.

{Luggage van}, a vehicle for carrying luggage; a railway car, or compartment of a car, for carrying luggage. [Eng.]

{Luggage compartment}, the compartment in a train, bus or other vehicle designed for storage of luggage during a journey. Separate from the {passenger compartment}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

baggage \bag"gage\ (b[a^]g"g[asl]j), noun [F. bagage, from OF. bague bundle. In senses 6 and 7 cf. F. bagasse a prostitute. See {Bag}, noun]

1. The clothes, tents, utensils, and provisions of an army.

Note: "The term itself is made to apply chiefly to articles of clothing and to small personal effects." --Farrow.

2. The trunks, valises, satchels, etc., which a traveler carries with him on a journey; luggage.

The baronet's baggage on the roof of the coach. --Thackeray.

We saw our baggage following below. --Johnson.

Note: The English usually call this {luggage}.

3. Purulent matter. [Obs.] --Barrough.

4. Trashy talk. [Obs.] --Ascham.

5. A man of bad character. [Obs.] --Holland.

6. A woman of loose morals; a prostitute.

A disreputable, daring, laughing, painted French baggage. --Thackeray.

7. A romping, saucy girl. [Playful] --Goldsmith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

luggage

noun

1: cases used to carry belongings when traveling [syn: {baggage}, {luggage}]


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