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. Pam Fergus:

    The pocket's gotten pretty deep.

  2. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Feel for others--in your pocket.

  3. Le Govic:

    You have the dark room in your pocket.

  4. Dave Stewart:

    This is like a money manager in your pocket.

  5. Charlie Emery:

    I was doing everything out of my own pocket.

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