Definitions for pocketˈpɒk ɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pocket(noun)

    a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles

  2. pouch, sac, sack, pocket(noun)

    an enclosed space

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  3. pocket(noun)

    a supply of money

    "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"

  4. pocket(noun)

    (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left

    "the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"

  5. scoop, pocket(noun)

    a hollow concave shape made by removing something

  6. air pocket, pocket, air hole(noun)

    a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

  7. pocket(noun)

    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"

  8. pouch, pocket(noun)

    (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)

  9. pocket(verb)

    an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

  10. pocket(verb)

    put in one's pocket

    "He pocketed the change"

  11. pocket, bag(verb)

    take unlawfully

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pocket(n.)

    An isolated group or area which has properties in contrast to the surrounding area; as, a pocket of poverty in an affluent region; pockets of resistance in a conquered territory; a pocket of unemployment in a booming ecomony.

  2. Pocket(n.)

    (Football) The area from which a quarterback throws a pass, behind the line of scrimmage, delineated by the defensive players of his own team who protect him from attacking opponents; as, he had ample time in the pocket to choose an open receiver.

  3. Pocket(n.)

    (Baseball) The part of a baseball glove covering the palm of the wearer's hand.

  4. Pocket(n.)

    (Bowling) the space between the head pin and one of the pins in the second row, considered as the optimal point at which to aim the bowling ball in order to get a strike.

  5. Pocket(n.)

    Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use; specif.: (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. (d) a small cavity in the body, especially one abnormally filled with a fluid; as, a pocket of pus. (e) (Dentistry) a small space between a tooth and the adjoining gum, formed by an abnormal separation of the gum from the tooth.

  6. Origin: [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.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pocket(Noun)

    A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.

  2. pocket(Noun)

    An indention and cavity with a net sack or similar structure (into which the balls are to be struck) at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table.

  3. pocket(Noun)

    An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another.

    The drilling expedition discovered a pocket of natural gas.

  4. pocket(Noun)

    An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river (Australian English)

  5. pocket(Noun)

    The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 meters out.

  6. pocket(Noun)

    The region directly behind the offensive line in which the quarterback executes plays.

  7. pocket(Noun)

    An area where military units are completely surrounded by enemy units.

  8. pocket(Verb)

    To put (something) into a pocket.

  9. pocket(Verb)

    To cause a ball to go into one of the pockets of the table; to complete a shot.

  10. pocket(Verb)

    To take and keep (especially money) that which is not one's own.

  11. pocket(Verb)

    To shoplift, to steal.

  12. pocket(Adjective)

    Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.

    pocket dictionary

  13. pocket(Adjective)

    Smaller or more compact than usual.

    pocket battleship

  14. pocket(Adjective)

    Referring to the two initial hole cards.

    A pocket pair of kings.

  15. Origin: From pocket, from poket, diminutive of poque, poke, of origin, from *, from puk-, from buk-. Cognate with poke, Pfoch, pocca, pohha, poki. See also Modern pochette.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pocket(noun)

    a bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth

  2. Pocket(noun)

    one of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven

  3. Pocket(noun)

    a large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc

  4. Pocket(noun)

    a hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like

  5. Pocket(noun)

    a cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity

  6. Pocket(noun)

    a hole containing water

  7. Pocket(noun)

    a strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace

  8. Pocket(noun)

    same as Pouch

  9. Pocket(verb)

    to put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change

  10. Pocket(verb)

    to take clandestinely or fraudulently

  11. Origin: [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.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pocket

    A pocket is a bag- or envelope-like receptacle either fastened to or inserted in an article of clothing to hold small items. Pockets may also be attached to luggage, backpacks, and similar items. In older usage, a pocket was a separate small bag or pouch.

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pocket

    The seat of the human soul.

CrunchBaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pocket

    Pocket is a service that lets you save what you find on the web to watch and read on any device, anytime.Founded in August 2007 by Nate Weiner, it is now based in San Francisco.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pocket' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3016

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pocket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1951

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pocket' in Nouns Frequency: #896

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