“All baggage must be stowed in the overhead container.”
You've just boarded an airplane. Everyone is now on the plane, but people are still putting away their bags and other things. The flight attendant says this.
All baggage must be stowed in the overhead container.
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This is a form that people use for giving formal instructions. It means that everyone has to do this. For example:
The word "baggage" means suitcases, bags, and other things that people take on trips.
Airline and airport employees use the word "baggage". Passengers don't usually call it "baggage", though. They call it "luggage" or "bags" or "suitcases".
The verb "stow" means "put". You "stow" something in a place when you want to keep or hide it.
The word "stow" is especially used on boats and airplanes.
A "container" is a thing that you put stuff in. These things are all "containers":
- a box
- a tub
- a drawer
- a jar
An "overhead container" is the place on an airplane that people can put their suitcases and other baggage in.