What does pouch mean?

Definitions for pouch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pouchnoun

    a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

  2. pouch, sac, sack, pocketnoun

    an enclosed space

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  3. pouch, pocketverb

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

  4. pouchverb

    put into a small bag

  5. pouchverb

    send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

  6. bulge, pouch, protrudeverb

    swell or protrude outwards

    "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"


  1. pouchnoun

    A small bag usually closed with a drawstring

  2. pouchnoun

    A pocket in which a marsupial carries its young

  3. pouchnoun

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

  4. pouchverb

    To enclose within a pouch.

  5. pouchverb

    To transport within a pouch, especially a diplomatic pouch.

    We pouched the encryption device to our embassy in Beijing.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pouchnoun

    Etymology: poche, Fr.

    Tester I’ll have in pouch, when thou shalt lack. William Shakespeare.

    From a girdle about his waist, a bag or pouch divided into two cells. Gulliver’s Travels.

    The spot of the vessel, where the disease begins, gives way to the force of the blood pushing outwards, as to form a pouch or cyst. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.

  2. To Pouchverb

    In January husband that poucheth the grotes,
    Will break up his lay, or be sowing of otes. Thomas Tusser.

    The common heron hath long legs for wading, a long neck to reach prey, and a wide extensive throat to pouch it. William Derham, Physico-Theology.


  1. pouch

    A pouch is a small container, usually with a closure, used for carrying or storing items. It can be made from various materials like cloth, leather, or plastic and can be designed to be carried by hand, worn around the waist, or attached to a larger item such as a backpack. The term can also refer to a natural pocket of skin in certain animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pouchnoun

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

  2. Pouchnoun

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

  3. Pouchnoun

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

  4. Pouchnoun

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

  5. Pouchnoun

    a cyst or sac containing fluid

  6. Pouchnoun

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

  7. Pouchnoun

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

  8. Pouchverb

    to put or take into a pouch

  9. Pouchverb

    to swallow; -- said of fowls

  10. Pouchverb

    to pout

  11. Pouchverb

    to pocket; to put up with

  12. Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pouch

    A case of strong leather for carrying ammunition, used by soldiers, marines, and small-arm men. Also, the crop of a shark.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pouch

    A case of strong leather, lined with tin divisions, for the purpose of carrying a soldier’s ammunition. It is covered by a flap to preserve the cartridges from wet. The leather cases containing primers, lanyard, etc., in field and heavy artillery, and those containing a gunner’s level, vent-punch, gimlet, etc., in heavy artillery, are also called pouches.


  1. Pouch

    in Trichoptera, a depressed, usually longitudinal area in a wing.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. POUCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pouch is ranked #73005 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pouch surname appeared 266 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pouch.

    89.8% or 239 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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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.

  3. Tracy Burgess:

    Once we got the pouch open, a tiny little hand came out with claws on it, so, yeah, there's a pinkie - very little baby unfurred possum, so she's a ferocious mother who has clearly done her best for her bub.

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