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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. ( anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals ( as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
  5. a supply of money; " they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
  6. a hollow concave shape made by removing something
  7. put in one's pocket; " He pocketed the change"
  8. a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  9. an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
  10. 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"
  11. ( 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"
  12. an enclosed space; " the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
  13. Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
  14. A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
  15. A socket for receiving the foot of a post, stake, etc.
  16. A bight on a lee shore.
  17. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
  18. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
  19. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
  20. A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
  21. A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
  22. A hole containing water.
  23. A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
  24. Same as Pouch.
  25. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
  26. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
  27. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles; a small netted bag in a billiard table for catching the balls; a hole or opening in a mine; as, a gold pocket.
  28. To put in a pocket; to take unlawfully, as money; to receive ( an insult), without showing any feeling.
  29. 1. A cul- de- sac or pouch- like cavity. 2. An abnormal space between the gum and the root of a tooth. 3. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac. 4. To enclose the stump of the pedicle of an ovarian or other abdominal tumor between the lips of the external wound.
  30. A little pouch or bag, esp. one attached to a dress.
  31. To put in the pocket: to take stealthily:- pr. p. pocketing; pa. t. and pa. p. pocketed.
  32. A small bag. esp. one attached to a dress.
  33. To put in the pocket; take quietly.
  34. To put into a pocket; appropriate; accept, as an insult without resentment.
  35. A pouch attached to a garment; a cavity, opening, or receptacle.
  36. 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.
  37. To conceal in the pocket; to take clandestinely. To pocket an insult, & c., to receive it without resenting it.
  38. 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.
  39. To put or conceal in a pocket.
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Usage examples for pocket

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