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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbaggagebag‧gage /ˈbæɡɪdʒ/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable] especially American EnglishDLT the cases, bags, boxes etc carried by someone who is travelling syn luggage Check your baggage in at the desk.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say bags rather than baggage:Shall I help you take your bags upstairs?GRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable?Baggage is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural. You say: We can put our baggage in the locker. Don’t say: We can put our baggages in the locker.Baggage is always followed by a singular verb: What happens if my baggage gets lost?When talking about one suitcase or bag, you say a piece of baggage or an item of baggage: Each piece of baggage can weigh up to 20 kilos.2 [uncountable] informalOPINION the beliefs, opinions, and experiences that someone has, which make them think in a particular way, especially in a way that makes it difficult to have good relationships Each employee brings his or her own psychological baggage to the workplace.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + baggagehand baggage (=a bag you are allowed to carry with you onto a plane)You are only allowed one item of hand baggage on the plane.excess baggage (=baggage that weighs more than you are allowed to take on a plane)Passengers will be charged for excess baggage.checked baggage (=baggage that you check in rather than carry onto the plane yourself)You can claim for loss or damage to checked baggage.baggage + NOUNbaggage allowance (=the amount of baggage you are allowed to take on a plane)There's a 20 kilo baggage allowance.baggage reclaim (also baggage claim American English) (=the place where you collect your baggage after a flight)We waited for almost an hour in baggage reclaim.a baggage handler (=one of the people who put baggage on and off planes)A strike by baggage handlers caused major flight delays.a baggage trolley British English, a baggage cart American EnglishWait here while I go and get a baggage trolley.phrasesan item/piece of baggageHow many pieces of baggage do you have?
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baggageAfter baggage and passport checks, passengers are individually quizzed by interrogators.Being abused as a child, she brings a lot of baggage into the marriage.carry-on baggageBut be assured, most people carry more writing-related baggage than a mail carrier does letters.David jumped down on to the platform and put up his hands for the baggage.