1Personal belongings packed in suitcases for traveling; luggage.
- A sheet left inside suitcase luggage or travel baggage can prevent musty odors.
- The new powers, announced yesterday, include the authority to search personal baggage of travellers arriving from countries outside the European Union.
- She travels with her baggage allowance of 70 pounds.
1.1The portable equipment of an army.
- The Roman army baggage train contained all the features of subsequent logistic tails - food, ammunition, and specialist equipment.
- The retreating army and its baggage carried the plague home with them in autumn 1349.
- Gallus eventually got his army away in the night, but he left behind 6,000 dead and all of his artillery and baggage.
2Past experiences or long-held ideas regarded as burdens and impediments: the emotional baggage I’m hauling around the party jettisoned its traditional ideological baggage
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- If you want to drop a load of emotional baggage and experience some psychic weight loss, Gemini time makes it easy to lighten up.
- And that could be said for everybody except Paddy, who carries the least burdensome emotional baggage.
- Exonerating can help free family members up from unnecessary burdens of past baggage.
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