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Definitions of pocket

  1. a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
  2. take unlawfully
  3. a small pouch in a garment for carrying small articles
  4. a supply of money; " they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
  5. a hollow concave shape made by removing something
  6. put in one's pocket; " He pocketed the change"
  7. a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  8. an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
  9. a small isolated group of people; " they were concentrated in pockets inside the city"; " the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"
  10. ( bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins next bnehind it on the right or left; " the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"
  11. an enclosed space; " the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
  12. Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
  13. A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
  14. A bight on a lee shore.
  15. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
  16. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
  17. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
  18. A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
  19. A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
  20. A hole containing water.
  21. A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
  22. Same as Pouch.
  23. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
  24. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
  25. To put in a pocket; to take unlawfully, as money; to receive ( an insult), without showing any feeling.
  26. A little pouch or bag, esp. one attached to a dress.
  27. To put in the pocket: to take stealthily:- pr. p. pocketing; pa. t. and pa. p. pocketed.
  28. A small bag. esp. one attached to a dress.
  29. To put in the pocket; take quietly.
  30. To put into a pocket; appropriate; accept, as an insult without resentment.
  31. A pouch attached to a garment; a cavity, opening, or receptacle.
  32. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles; a small bag or net to receive the balls at billiards; a certain quantity, as of hops.
  33. To conceal in the pocket; to take clandestinely. To pocket an insult, & c., to receive it without resenting it.
  34. A small pouch or bag attached to or inserted in a garment; in billiards, one of the nets that receive the balls; a certain quantity contained in a bag, as of hops.
  35. To put or conceal in a pocket.
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Usage examples for pocket

  1. " Yes, I said I'd pay out of my own pocket sooner; and I'm not the sort to go from my word. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. I had my flash- light in my pocket, so I wasn't afraid of being lost. – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  3. " Looks like T. O." Dave put his hand in his pocket. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  4. Suppose you put some of it in your pocket." – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  5. I thrust it into my pocket. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. " Let us understand one another," he said, drawing something from his pocket. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  7. He took Colonel Butler's letter from his pocket and handed it to her. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  8. " Dear Miss Havisham," said Miss Sarah Pocket. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  9. Then he put it into his pocket, and went out to James. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  10. At this point William thrust his order- book into his pocket and quickened his pace. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  11. " I put it into my pocket. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  12. I've got some here in my pocket. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  13. They won't come out of your pocket in the long run, I can tell you. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. He took it from his pocket as he spoke. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. No, no; it's safe in my pocket! – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  16. Then what do you keep it in your pocket for? – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  17. Perhaps she put it in her pocket, and forgot to give it me back. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  18. What's the good of a key if a man can never keep it in his pocket? – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  19. Here it is in my pocket. – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  20. Yet you cannot tell whose pocket- book this is! – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
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