What does Pocket mean?

Definitions for Pocket
ˈpɒk ɪtPock·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pocket.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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.]


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pocket

    pok′et, n. a little pouch or bag, esp. one attached to a dress or to a billiard table: any cavity in which anything can lie: in mining, an irregular cavity filled with veinstone and ore: money, as being carried in the pocket: a bag of wool, &c., containing about 168 lb.—v.t. to put in the pocket: to take stealthily: to conceal:—pr.p. pock′eting; pa.t. and pa.p. pock′eted.ns. Pock′et-book, a note-book: a book for holding papers or money carried in the pocket: a book for frequent perusal, to be carried in the pocket; Pock′et-bor′ough (see Borough); Pock′et-cloth, a pocket-handkerchief; Pock′etful, as much as a pocket will hold; Pock′et-glass, a small looking-glass for the pocket; Pock′et-hand′kerchief, a handkerchief carried in the pocket; Pock′et-hole, the opening into a pocket; Pock′et-knife, a knife with one or more blades folding into the handle for carrying in the pocket; Pock′et-mon′ey, money carried for occasional expenses; Pock′et-pick′ing, act or practice of picking the pocket; Pock′et-pis′tol, a pistol carried in the pocket: a small travelling flask for liquor.—Pocket an insult, affront, &c., to submit to or put up with it; Pocket edition, a small portable edition of a standard book.—In pocket, in possession of money; Out of pocket, to lose money by a transaction; Pick a person's pocket, to steal from his pocket. [Fr. pochette, dim. of poche, pouch.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. pocket

    The seat of the human soul.


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pocket

    A commercial quantity of wool, containing half a sack. Also, the frog of a belt.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pocket in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pocket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Pocket in a Sentence

  1. Stefan Worrall:

    There's no question that the FOMC is expected to provide the much-needed clarity global markets need in order to move forward with some sense of conviction, ahead of that, we're seeing a very pregnant pause and an air pocket of conviction.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. You are standing on a huge pocket watch, falling into a deep abyss of illusions, you hear the clock knock and your skin aging, you understand that soon you will break into death on the solid earth of reality, thereby you will know the pure form awareness and deep understanding. 2. In nobility there is nothing but love and light. It sees the beautiful beauty lurking in the depths of ugliness. Nobleness is the only medicine that heals with love, the only thing that can heal this world is love - it is a gentle fire that caresses, but does not burn, and always warms, illuminating everything and everything in you and everything around you, giving the true , eternal happiness, it protects you from the darkness of the lies of evil. Love is an eternal embrace, from which nothing will ever get out of anything, thereby destroying any evil with its warmth and amazingly beautiful, bright tenderness. Be noble no matter what, be light and hope, and the time will come and you will understand that you lived not in vain, keep only love in yourself, and a sunny flower will open in you, true eternal happiness. Heal the dying world with your love and nobility, because you, like everyone else, were sent to this world not for entertainment, but for salvation, you, like everyone else, are the savior, this is your true meaning of being in the world. 3. Insight is the wormhole of the universe of lies. 4. To see how ridiculous our reality is, just turn it inside out. 5. The human race ride only on the most terrible attractions and carousels of the world. In a creepy amusement park called madness. 6. You are a small fish that was launched into the great chain of water slides of the great water park, which will lead into the great ocean of the other world. 7. The human world is a Halloween costume party in which everyone portrays someone. 8. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Take a look at them, they are all wearing virtual glasses, all people see only what they want to see. Look at them, they cannot take them off. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 9. There are no locks in an honest world. 10. The inner world of man is a portal. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. William Terrill:

    Many, many times I see officers pull money out of their pocket and buy someone a coffee, buy someone a meal, take them inside and let them warm up, i've seen officers let folks in the back of their car to warm up while they're handling an incident. They see someone on the corner and they say, 'Why don't you hang out in the car while I handle this incident.' It had nothing to do with them. They're just letting them warm up.

  4. Leslie Anderson:

    Bill has proven himself worthy of continued employment as our executive director. He has done good work here and has improved the lives of the people of western North Carolina. We continue to stand in support of Bill Murdock. i called Joe and he, out of his own pocket, paid for the family to go, and then we decided, you know, there's needs in our community.

  5. Robert Holderith:

    If we're able to generate $50,000 in losses, we put that $25,000 back in your pocket.

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