ETYM Old Eng. bagge; cf. Icel. baggi, and also Old Fren. bague, bundle, Late Lat. baga.
1. A flexible (usually cloth, paper, or plastic) container with a single opening.
2. The quantity that a bag will hold; SYN. bagful.
3. A sack used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); SYN. handbag, pocketbook, purse.
4. A portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes; SYN. traveling bag, grip, suitcase.
5. The quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person).
6. An ugly or ill-tempered woman; SYN. old bag.
ETYM Old Eng. bogett, bouget, French bougette bag, wallet, dim. of Old Fren. boge, bouge, leather bag. Related to Budge, Bouget.
1. A sum of money allocated for a particular purpose.
2. A summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them.
Estimate of income and expenditure for some future period, used in financial planning. National budgets set out estimates of government income and expenditure and generally include projected changes in taxation and growth.
Interim budgets are not uncommon, in particular, when dramatic changes in economic conditions occur. Governments will sometimes construct a budget deficit or surplus as part of macroeconomic policy.
ETYM French réceptacle, Latin receptaculum, from receptare, v. intens. from recipere to receive. Related to Receive.
1. A container that is used to put or keep things in.
2. An electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert.
3. Enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.
The enlarged end of a flower stalk to which the floral parts are attached. Normally the receptacle is rounded, but in some plants it is flattened or cup-shaped. The term is also used for the region on that part of some seaweeds which becomes swollen at certain times of the year and bears the reproductive organs.
1. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; SYN. poke, paper bag, carrier bag.
2. A woman's full loose hip-length jacket; SYN. sacque.
3. The quantity contained in a sack; SYN. sackful.