Meaning of POCKET in English


[] n [ME poket, fr. ONF pokete, dim. of poke bag, of Gmc origin; akin to OE pocca bag] (15c) 1 a: a small bag carried by a person: purse b: a small bag that is sewed or inserted in a garment so that it is open at the top or side "coat ~"

2: supply of money: means

3: receptacle, container: as a: an opening at the corner or side of a billiard table b: a superficial pouch in some animals

4: a small often isolated area or group "~s of unemployment": a (1): a cavity containing a deposit (as of gold, water, or gas) (2): a small body of ore b: air pocket

5: a place for a batten made by sewing a strip on a sail

6. a: blind alley b: the position of a contestant in a race hemmed in by others c: an area formed by blockers from which a football quarterback attempts to pass 7: the concave area at the base of the finger sections of a baseball glove or mitt in which the ball is normally caught -- n -- in one's pocket : in one's control or possession -- in pocket 1: provided with funds

2: in the position of having made a profit -- out of pocket 1: low on money or funds

2: having suffered a loss

[2]pocket vt (1589) 1 a: to put or enclose in or as if in one's pocket "~ed the change" b: to appropriate to one's own use: steal c: to refuse assent to (a bill) by a pocket veto

2: to put up with: accept

3: to set aside: suppress "~ed his pride"

4. a: to hem in b: to drive (a ball) into a pocket of a pool table

5: to cover or supply with pockets -- adj [3]pocket adj (1612) 1 a: small enough to be carried in the pocket b: small, miniature "a ~ park"

2. a: of or relating to money b: carried in or paid from one's own pocket

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