Definition of luggage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlʌɡɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌɡɪdʒ//
(especially British English) (also baggage especially in North American English) [uncountable] Departments in stores
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bags, cases, etc. that contain somebody’s clothes and things when they are travelling There's room for one more piece of luggage. You stay there with the luggage while I find a cab. CollocationsTravel and tourismHolidays/​vacations have/​take (British English) a holiday/(North American English) a vacation/​a break/​a day off/(British English) a gap year go on/​be on holiday/​vacation/​leave/​honeymoon/​safari/​a trip/​a tour/​a cruise/​a pilgrimage go backpacking/​camping/​hitchhiking/​sightseeing plan a trip/​a holiday/​a vacation/​your itinerary book accommodation/​a hotel room/​a flight/​tickets have/​make/​cancel a reservation/(especially British English) booking rent a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a holiday cottage (especially British English) hire/ (especially North American English) rent a car/​bicycle/​moped stay in a hotel/​a bed and breakfast/​a youth hostel/​a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a caravan cost/​charge $100 a/​per night for a single/​double/​twin/​standard/(British English) en suite room check into/​out of a hotel/​a motel/​your room pack/​unpack your suitcase/​bags call/​order room service cancel/​cut short a trip/​holiday/​vacationForeign travel apply for/​get/​renew a/​your passport take out/​buy/​get travel insurance catch/​miss your plane/​train/​ferry/​connecting flight fly (in)/travel in business/​economy class make/​have a brief/​two-day/​twelve-hour stopover/(North American English also) layover in Hong Kong experience/​cause/​lead to delays check (in)/collect/​get/​lose (your) (especially British English) luggage/(especially North American English) baggage be charged for/​pay excess baggage board/​get on/​leave/​get off the aircraft/​plane/​ship/​ferry taxi down/​leave/​approach/​hit/​overshoot the runway experience/​hit/​encounter severe turbulence suffer from/​recover from/​get over your jet lag/​travel sicknessThe tourist industry attract/​draw/​bring tourists/​visitors encourage/​promote/​hurt tourism promote/​develop ecotourism build/​develop/​visit a tourist/​holiday/(especially British English) seaside/​beach/​ski resort work for/​be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/​compete with low-cost/(especially North American English) low-fare/​budget airlines book something through/​make a booking through/​use a travel agent contact/​check with your travel agent/​tour operator book/​be on/​go on a package deal/​holiday/​tour buy/​bring back (tacky/​overpriced) souvenirs Which Word?baggage / luggage Luggage is the usual word in British English, but baggage is also used, especially in the context of the bags and cases that passengers take on a flight. In North American English baggage is usually used. Both these words are uncountable nouns:Do you have a lot of luggage? Two pieces of luggage have gone missing. Never leave baggage unattended. see also hand luggage, left-luggage office More Like This Uncountable nouns often used wrongly accommodation, advice, chewing gum, feedback, furniture, equipment, information, luggage, news, progress, softwareSee worksheet. See related entries: Departments in stores Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally denoting inconveniently heavy baggage): from lug (verb) + -age.Extra examples I always carry a first-aid kit in my luggage. She packed all the luggage into the back of the car. The car has a lot of luggage space. They like you to check your luggage in an hour before the flight. You are only allowed one piece of hand luggage. a new set of luggage Can I leave my luggage here? My bags were all safely stowed in the luggage compartment. My luggage was missing. One small piece of hand luggage may be taken on the aircraft. Only one item of luggage is allowed in the main cabin. Several items fell from the luggage rack. The luggage was loaded onto the bus. There is a 20 kilo luggage allowance on most flights. They each had ten pieces of luggage. We checked in our luggage with just minutes to spare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: luggage