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Meaning of POCKET

Pronunciation:  'pâkit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small pouch in a garment for carrying small articles
  2. [n]  (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
  3. [n]  a supply of money; "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
  4. [n]  a hollow concave shape made by removing something
  5. [n]  an enclosed space
  6. [v]  put in one's pocket; "He pocketed the change"
  7. [v]  take unlawfully

POCKET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bag, pouch, pouch, sac, sack, scoop
 See Also: atrial auricle, auricle, auricula, auricula atrii, auricular appendage, auricular appendix, breast pocket, cash in hand, cavity, cheek pouch, concave shape, concavity, enclosed space, finances, funds, garment, gastric mill, gizzard, hip pocket, incurvation, incurvature, marsupium, monetary resource, patch pocket, pecuniary resource, pocket flap, pouch, sac, scrotum, slash pocket, steal, take, utricle, utriculus, ventriculus, vest pocket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pock"et\, n.
    Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
    (a) A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
    (b) A socket for receiving the foot of a post, stake, etc.
    (c) A bight on a lee shore.
  2. \Pock"et\, n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F.
    pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of
    Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a pocket, and cf. {Poach} to cook
    eggs, to plunder, and {Pouch}.]
    1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a
       garment for carrying small articles, particularly money;
       hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
    2. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into
       which the balls are driven.
    3. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as
       ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
    Note: In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a
          sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity,
          the articles being sold by actual weight.
    4. (Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of
       board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
    5. (Mining.)
       (a) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or
           other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a
       (b) A hole containing water.
    6. (Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a
       batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
    7. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Pouch}.
    Note: Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation
          of compound words usually of obvious signification; as,
          pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket
          handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or
          pocket-picking, etc.
    {Out of pocket}. See under {Out}, prep.
    {Pocket borough}, a borough ``owned'' by some person. See
       under {Borough}. [Eng.]
    {Pocket gopher} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       American rodents of the genera {Geomys}, and {Thomomys},
       family {Geomyd[ae]}. They have large external cheek
       pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit
       North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the
       Pacific. Called also {pouched gopher}.
    {Pocket mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any species of American mice of
       the family {Saccomyid[ae]}. They have external cheek
       pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus
       {Dipadomys}), and are called {kangaroo mice}. They are
       native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
    {Pocket piece}, a piece of money kept in the pocket and not
    {Pocket pistol}, a pistol to be carried in the pocket.
    {Pocket sheriff} (Eng. Law), a sheriff appointed by the sole
       authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges
       in the exchequer. --Burrill.
  3. \Pock"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pocketed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pocketing}.]
    1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the
             He would pocket the expense of the license.
    2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
             He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long
             been dead.                            --Macaulay.
    {To pocket a ball} (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket
       of the table.
    {To pocket an insult}, {affront}, etc., to receive an affront
       without open resentment, or without seeking redress. ``I
       must pocket up these wrongs.'' --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a pocket in your dream, represents hidden talents and undeveloped abilities. You have not utilized your strengths to the fullest potential.
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