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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pouch(noun)

    a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

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

    an enclosed space

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  3. pouch, pocket(verb)

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

  4. pouch(verb)

    put into a small bag

  5. pouch(verb)

    send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

  6. bulge, pouch, protrude(verb)

    swell or protrude outwards

    "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"


  1. pouch(Noun)

    A small bag usually closed with a drawstring

  2. pouch(Noun)

    A pocket in which a marsupial carries its young

  3. pouch(Noun)

    Any pocket or bag shaped object; as, a cheek pouch

  4. pouch(Verb)

    To enclose within a pouch.

  5. pouch(Verb)

    To transport within a pouch, especially a diplomatic pouch.

    We pouched the encryption device to our embassy in Beijing.

  6. Origin: From pouche, poche, from Old Low Franconian *poka 'pouch' (compare Middle Dutch poke, Old English pocca, German dial. Pfoch).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pouch(noun)

    a small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc

  2. Pouch(noun)

    that which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch

  3. Pouch(noun)

    a protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule

  4. Pouch(noun)

    a sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials

  5. Pouch(noun)

    a cyst or sac containing fluid

  6. Pouch(noun)

    a silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse

  7. Pouch(noun)

    a bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting

  8. Pouch(verb)

    to put or take into a pouch

  9. Pouch(verb)

    to swallow; -- said of fowls

  10. Pouch(verb)

    to pout

  11. Pouch(verb)

    to pocket; to put up with

  12. Origin: [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.]


  1. Pouch

    The pouch is a distinguishing feature of female marsupials; the name marsupial is derived from the Latin marsupium, meaning "pouch". Marsupials give birth to a live but relatively undeveloped fetus called a joey. When the joey is born it crawls from inside the mother to the pouch. The pouch is a fold of skin with a single opening that covers the nipples. Inside the pouch, the blind offspring attaches itself to one of the mother’s nipples and remains attached for as long as it takes to grow and develop into a young replica of the parents.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pouch

    powch, n. a poke, pocket, or bag: the bag or sac of an animal.—v.t. to put into a pouch: to pocket, submit to.—adj. Pouched, having a pouch.—Pouched mouse, a genus of small, lean, long-tailed, agile rodents, with cheek-pouches; Pouched rat, a genus of plump, short-tailed rodents, with cheek-pouches which open externally. [O. Fr. poche; cf. Poke, a bag.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pouch

    A type of abdominal receptacle or structure in which a marsupial carries its new offspring.

    A marsupial has a pouch in its abdominal area to carry its new offspring when they need it.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on July 30, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pouch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pouch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pouch in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Curran:

    I carry it on me every day, it's right here in a little pouch.

  2. Apeel CEO James Roger:

    If you don't need to install electricity grids and refrigeration equipment at every point along that supply chain — and can instead deliver a pouch of our material, which is lightweight and low cost to distribute, to a remote region where it can then be applied — you now have an extra week to transport it without refrigeration, that has the opportunity to be really transformative.

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