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pock·et

 (pŏk′ĭt)
n.
1. A small baglike attachment forming part of a garment and used to carry small articles, as a flat pouch sewn inside a pair of pants or a piece of material sewn on its sides and bottom to the outside of a shirt.
2. A small sack or bag.
3. A receptacle, cavity, or opening.
4. Financial means; money supply: The cost of the trip must come out of your own pocket.
5.
a. A small cavity in the earth, especially one containing ore.
b. A small body or accumulation of ore.
6. A pouch in an animal body, such as the cheek pouch of a rodent or the abdominal pouch of a marsupial.
7. Games One of the pouchlike receptacles at the corners and sides of a billiard or pool table.
8. Sports The webbing attached to the head of a lacrosse stick, in which the ball is caught and held.
9. Baseball The deepest part of a baseball glove, just below the web, where the ball is normally caught.
10. Sports A racing position in which a contestant has no room to pass a group of contestants immediately to his or her front or side.
11.
a. A small, isolated, or protected area or group: pockets of dissatisfied voters.
b. Football The area a few yards behind the line of scrimmage that blockers attempt to keep clear so that the quarterback can pass the ball.
12. An air pocket.
13. A bin for storing ore, grain, or other materials.
adj.
1. Suitable for or capable of being carried in one's pocket: a pocket handkerchief; a pocket edition of a dictionary.
2. Small; miniature: a pocket backyard; a pocket museum.
3. Designating the two cards that are dealt to a player face down in Texas hold'em: was holding pocket eights.
tr.v. pock·et·ed, pock·et·ing, pock·ets
1. To place in a pocket: pocketed her key.
2. To take possession of for oneself, especially dishonestly: pocketed the receipts from the charity dance.
3.
a. To accept or tolerate (an insult, for example).
b. To conceal or suppress: I pocketed my pride and asked for a raise.
4. To prevent (a bill) from becoming law by failing to sign until the adjournment of the legislature.
5. Sports To hem in (a competitor) in a race.
6. Games To hit (a ball) into a pocket of a pool or billiard table.
Idioms:
in (one's) pocket
In one's power, influence, or possession: The defendant had the jury in his pocket.
in pocket
1. Having funds.
2. Having gained or retained funds of a specified amount: was a hundred dollars in pocket after a day at the races.
out of pocket
1. Out of one's own resources: fees paid out of pocket.
2. Without funds or assets: a traveler who was caught out of pocket.
3. In a state of having experienced a loss, especially a financial one.

[Middle English, pouch, small bag, from Anglo-Norman pokete, diminutive of Old North French poke, bag, of Germanic origin.]

pock′et·a·ble adj.
pock′et·less adj.

pocket

(ˈpɒkɪt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a small bag or pouch in a garment for carrying small articles, money, etc
2. any bag or pouch or anything resembling this
3. (Mining & Quarrying)
a. a cavity or hollow in the earth, etc, such as one containing gold or other ore
b. the ore in such a place
4. a small enclosed or isolated area: a pocket of resistance.
5. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker any of the six holes with pouches or nets let into the corners and sides of a billiard table
6. (General Sporting Terms) a position in a race in which a competitor is hemmed in
7. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football a player in one of two side positions at the ends of the ground: back pocket; forward pocket.
8. South African a bag or sack of vegetables or fruit
9. in one's pocket under one's control
10. (Banking & Finance) in pocket having made a profit, as after a transaction
11. (Rugby) in the pocket rugby (of a fly half) in an attacking position slightly further back from play than normal, making himself available for a drop goal attempt
12. (Banking & Finance) out of pocket having made a loss, as after a transaction
13. line one's pockets to make money, esp by dishonesty when in a position of trust
14. (modifier) suitable for fitting in a pocket; small: a pocket edition.
15. (modifier) poker slang denoting a pair formed from the two private cards dealt to a player in a game of Texas hold 'em: pocket queens.
vb (tr) , -ets, -eting or -eted
16. to put into one's pocket
17. to take surreptitiously or unlawfully; steal
18. (usually passive) to enclose or confine in or as if in a pocket
19. to receive (an insult, injury, etc) without retaliating
20. to conceal or keep back (feelings): he pocketed his pride and accepted help.
21. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker to drive (a ball) into a pocket
22. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US (esp of the President) to retain (a bill) without acting on it in order to prevent it from becoming law. See also pocket veto
23. (General Sporting Terms) to hem in (an opponent), as in racing
[C15: from Anglo-Norman poket a little bag, from poque bag, from Middle Dutch poke poke2, bag; related to French poche pocket]
ˈpocketable adj
ˈpocketless adj

pock•et

(ˈpɒk ɪt)

n.
1. a shaped piece of fabric attached inside or outside a garment and forming a pouch used esp. for carrying small articles.
2. means; financial resources: gifts to suit every pocket.
3. a bag or pouch.
4. any pouchlike receptacle, compartment, or cavity.
5. an isolated group, area, or element contrasted with a surrounding element or group: pockets of resistance.
6. a small, well-defined mass of ore, frequently isolated.
7. any of the pouches at the corners and sides of a pool table.
8. a position in which a competitor in a race is so hemmed in by others that his or her progress is impeded.
9. Football. the area from which a quarterback throws a pass, usu. a short distance behind the line of scrimmage and protected by a wall of blockers.
10. Bowling. the space between the headpin and the pin next behind to the left or right, taken as the target for a strike.
11. Baseball. the deepest part of a mitt or glove, roughly the center of the palm, where most balls are caught.
12. a recess, as in a wall, for receiving a sliding door, sash weights, etc.
adj.
14. small enough for carrying in the pocket: a pocket calculator.
15. relatively small; small-scale: a pocket war.
v.t.
16. to put into one's pocket: to pocket one's keys.
17. to take as one's own, often dishonestly; appropriate: to pocket public funds.
18. to endure without protest: to pocket an insult.
19. to conceal or suppress: to pocket one's pride.
20. to enclose; confine; hem in or as if in a pocket: The town was pocketed in a small valley.
21. to drive (a ball) into the pocket of a pool table.
22. to retain (a legislative bill) without action and thus prevent from becoming a law.
Idioms:
1. in someone's pocket, completely under someone's influence.
2. line one's pockets, to profit, esp. at the expense of others.
3. out of pocket, having suffered a financial loss; poorer.
[1250–1300; Middle English poket < Old North French (Picard) poquet (Old French pochet, pochette), diminutive of poque < Middle Dutch poke poke2; see -et]

Pocket

 a collection or small quantity, as of ore. See also layer.
Examples: pocket of air; of clay crops, 1872; of earth; of gold, 1850; of hops, 1767; of nuggets of gold, 1896; of red soil, 1893; of water, 1852; of wool (half a sack), 1706.

pocket


Past participle: pocketed
Gerund: pocketing

Imperative
pocket
pocket
Present
I pocket
you pocket
he/she/it pockets
we pocket
you pocket
they pocket
Preterite
I pocketed
you pocketed
he/she/it pocketed
we pocketed
you pocketed
they pocketed
Present Continuous
I am pocketing
you are pocketing
he/she/it is pocketing
we are pocketing
you are pocketing
they are pocketing
Present Perfect
I have pocketed
you have pocketed
he/she/it has pocketed
we have pocketed
you have pocketed
they have pocketed
Past Continuous
I was pocketing
you were pocketing
he/she/it was pocketing
we were pocketing
you were pocketing
they were pocketing
Past Perfect
I had pocketed
you had pocketed
he/she/it had pocketed
we had pocketed
you had pocketed
they had pocketed
Future
I will pocket
you will pocket
he/she/it will pocket
we will pocket
you will pocket
they will pocket
Future Perfect
I will have pocketed
you will have pocketed
he/she/it will have pocketed
we will have pocketed
you will have pocketed
they will have pocketed
Future Continuous
I will be pocketing
you will be pocketing
he/she/it will be pocketing
we will be pocketing
you will be pocketing
they will be pocketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pocketing
you have been pocketing
he/she/it has been pocketing
we have been pocketing
you have been pocketing
they have been pocketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pocketing
you will have been pocketing
he/she/it will have been pocketing
we will have been pocketing
you will have been pocketing
they will have been pocketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pocketing
you had been pocketing
he/she/it had been pocketing
we had been pocketing
you had been pocketing
they had been pocketing
Conditional
I would pocket
you would pocket
he/she/it would pocket
we would pocket
you would pocket
they would pocket
Past Conditional
I would have pocketed
you would have pocketed
he/she/it would have pocketed
we would have pocketed
you would have pocketed
they would have pocketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocket - a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articlespocket - a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
breast pocket - a pocket inside of a man's coat
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
hip pocket - a pocket in rear of trousers
patch pocket - a flat pocket sewn to the outside of a garment
pocket flap - a flap that covers the access to a pocket
pouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
slash pocket - a pocket in a garment (usually below the waist) to which access is provided by a vertical or diagonal slit in the outside of the garment
vest pocket - a small pocket in a man's vest
2.pocket - an enclosed spacepocket - an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
enclosed space, cavity - space that is surrounded by something
3.pocket - a supply of money; "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
4.pocket - (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"
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
5.pocket - a hollow concave shape made by removing something
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
6.pocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenlypocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
7.pocket - 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"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
8.pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
gastric mill, gizzard, ventriculus - thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food
utricle, utriculus - a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open
atrial auricle, auricle, auricula atrii - a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart
auricular appendage, auricular appendix, auricula - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
cheek pouch - a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher)
marsupium - an external abdominal pouch in most marsupials where newborn offspring are suckled
scrotum - the external pouch that contains the testes
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
9.pocket - an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
corner pocket - a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
billiard table, pool table, snooker table - game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
side pocket - a pocket on the side of a billiard table
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
Verb1.pocket - put in one's pocket; "He pocketed the change"
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
2.pocket - take unlawfullypocket - take unlawfully      
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

pocket

noun
1. pouch, bag, sack, hollow, compartment, receptacle a canvas container with customised pockets for each tool
2. budget, means, finances, resources There are PCs to suit every pocket.
3. area, centre, island, district, patch, cluster There are a few remaining pockets of resistance in the city.
adjective
1. small, compact, miniature, portable, little, potted (informal), concise, pint-size(d) (informal), abridged a pocket dictionary
verb
1. steal, take, lift (informal), appropriate, trouser (slang), knock off (slang), pilfer, purloin, filch, help yourself to, snaffle (Brit. informal) He pocketed a wallet from the bedside of a dead man.

pocket

noun
A space in an otherwise solid mass:
Translations
جَيْبجَيْب في طاولة البلياردوجَيْب هوائيمَدْخول، ماليَسْرُق، يَخْتَلِس
kapsakapesnístrčit do vlastní kapsyvakdát si do kapsy
lommelomme-netpengepung=-lomme
poŝo
bolsillobolsaembolsartronerameterse/guardar en el bolsillo
taskutasku-
taskutaskukokoinenpussipussittaa
džep
zsebzsebre tesz/váglyuk
afmarkaî svæîi; einangraîur hópurpyngja; tekjur, efnisetja í vasastelavasi
ポケット
주머니
įdėti į kišenęįsidėti į kišenękišenėkišeniniskišenpinigiai
gaisa bedreielikt kabatāienākumikabatakabatas-
dať do vreckastrčiť do vlastného vreckavrecko
žep
ficka
กระเป๋า
túi

pocket

[ˈpɒkɪt]
A. N
1. (in trousers etc) → bolsillo m, bolsa f (Mex)
with his hands in his pocketscon las manos (metidas) en los bolsillos
to have sth/sb in one's pockettener algo/a algn en el bolsillo
to line one's pocketsforrarse
to live in each other's or one another's pockets (Brit) → vivir el uno para el otro, no dejarse ni a sol ni a sombra
to put one's hand in one's pocketechar mano al bolsillo
see also pick B5
2. (fig) (= finances, budget) to have deep pocketstener muchos posibles, tener las espaldas bien cubiertas
that hurts his pocketeso le duele en el bolsillo
to be in pocketsalir ganando
to be £5 in pockethaber ganado 5 libras
to be out of pocketsalir perdiendo
to be £5 out of pockethaber perdido 5 libras
3. (Billiards) → tronera f
4. (fig) (= restricted area, space) pocket of resistancefoco m de resistencia
pocket of warm airbolsa f de aire caliente
B. VT
1. (lit) → meter or guardar en el bolsillo
to pocket one's prideaguantarse, tragarse el orgullo
2. (Billiards) → entronerar
3. (fig) (= gain, steal) → embolsar
he pocketed half the takingsse embolsó la mitad de la recaudación
C. CPDde bolsillo
pocket battleship Nacorazado m de bolsillo
pocket calculator Ncalculadora f de bolsillo
pocket diary Nagenda f de bolsillo
pocket edition Nedición f de bolsillo
pocket handkerchief Npañuelo m (de bolsillo)
pocket money Ndinero m para gastos (personales); (children's) → dinero m de bolsillo

pocket

[ˈpɒkɪt]
n
[coat, trousers, jacket] → poche f
with one's hands in one's pockets
The man stood with his hands in his pockets → L'homme était debout, les mains dans les poches.
to be out of pocket (British) (= have less money than one should) → en être de sa poche
I'm £200 out of pocket (British)Ça m'a coûté 200 livres.
to burn a hole in sb's pocket
The money was burning a hole in his pocket → Ça lui démangeait de dépenser cet argent.
to put money in sb's pocket (= benefit) → profiter à qn (= make money for) → rapporter de l'argent à qn
to be in sb's pocket → être aux ordres de qn
to line one's pockets → se remplir les poches
to pick sb's pocket → faire les poches à qn pocket dictionary
(in case, bag)poche f
inside pocket → poche intérieure
(= small amount) a pocket of air → une poche d'air
a pocket of resistance → une poche de résistance
There were only pockets of fighting after the cease-fire → Il n'y avait plus que quelques combats isolés après le cessez-le-feu.
vt
(= put in one's pocket) → empocher
(= take for oneself) → empocherpocket billiards npl (US)billard m américain

pocket

n
(in garment) → Tasche f; take your hands out of your pockets!nimm die Hände aus der Tasche!; to have somebody/something in one’s pocket (fig)jdn/etw in der Tasche haben (inf); to be in somebody’s pocket (fig)jdm hörig sein; money burns a hole in his pocketer gibt sein Geld immer schnell aus; to live in each other’s or one another’s pockets (fig)unzertrennlich sein
(= receptacle) (in suitcase, file etc) → Fach nt; (in book cover: for map etc) → Tasche f; (Baseball) → Tasche f; (Billiards) → Loch nt
(= resources)Geldbeutel m; to be a drain on one’s pocketjds Geldbeutel strapazieren (inf); that hit his pocketdas hat seinen Geldbeutel ganz schön strapaziert (inf); I was £100 in pocket after the salenach dem Verkauf war ich um £ 100 reicher; to pay for something out of one’s own pocketetw aus der eigenen Tasche bezahlen; to put one’s hand in one’s pockettief in die Tasche greifen; to have deep pockets (fig)großzügig sein; investors with deep pockets (fig)großzügige Investoren pl ? out-of-pocket
(= restricted area, space)Gebiet nt; (smaller) → Einsprengsel nt; pocket of resistanceWiderstandsnest nt; pocket of unemploymentGebiet ntmit hoher Arbeitslosigkeit; pocket of infectionAnsteckungsgebiet nt; a pocket of oreein Einschluss mvon Erz
(Aviat: = air pocket) → Luftloch nt
adj (= for the pocket)Taschen-; pocket diaryTaschenkalender m; pocket dictionaryTaschenwörterbuch nt
vt
(= put in one’s pocket)einstecken; to pocket one’s prideseinen Stolz überwinden
(= gain) money, prize, awardkassieren; (= misappropriate)einstecken (inf), → einsacken (inf); the treasurer pocketed the club fundsder Schatzmeister hat die Vereinsgelder in die eigene Tasche gesteckt
(Billiards) → ins Loch bringen, einlochen
(US Pol) durch Veto aufschieben

pocket

:
pocket battleship
nWestentaschenkreuzer m
pocket billiards
n sing
(US) → Poolbillard nt
(hum sl)Taschenbillard (sl) nt
pocketbook
n
(= notebook)Notizbuch nt
(esp US: = wallet) → Brieftasche f
(US: = handbag) → Handtasche f
pocket borough
n (Brit Hist) vor 1832 ein Wahlbezirk, der sich praktisch in den Händen einer Person oder Familie befand
pocket calculator
pocket camera
n (Phot) → Pocketkamera f

pocket

:
pocket handkerchief
nTaschentuch nt; a pocket(-sized) gardenein Garten mim Westentaschenformat
pocketknife
nTaschenmesser nt
pocket money
n (esp Brit) → Taschengeld nt
pocket-size(d)
adj bookim Taschenformat; personwinzig; gardenim Westentaschenformat; pocket camera/TVMiniaturkamera f/-fernseher m
pocket veto
n (US Pol) Verzögerung der Gesetzesverabschiedung durch aufschiebendes Veto des Präsidenten

pocket

[ˈpɒkɪt]
1. n (in garment) → tasca
breast pocket → taschino
with his hands in his pockets → con le mani in tasca
to have sb in one's pocket (fig) → tenere in pugno qn
to have sth in one's pocket (fig) → avere qc (già) in tasca
to be in pocket → guadagnarci
to be out of pocket → rimetterci
to line one's pockets → arricchirsi, fare i soldi
to put one's hand in one's pocket (fig) → metter mano al portafoglio
to go through sb's pockets → frugare le tasche di qn
to live in each other's pockets → rimanere or essere sempre appiccicati
pocket of resistance/warm air → sacca di resistenza/di aria calda
2. vt (fig) (gain, take) → intascare
to pocket one's pride (fig) → metter da parte l'orgoglio
3. adj (edition, calculator) → tascabile

pocket

(ˈpokit) noun
1. a small bag sewn into or on to clothes, for carrying things in. He stood with his hands in his pockets; a coat-pocket; (also adjective) a pocket-handkerchief, a pocket-knife.
2. a small bag attached to the corners and sides of a billiard-table etc to catch the balls.
3. a small isolated area or group. a pocket of warm air.
4. (a person's) income or amount of money available for spending. a range of prices to suit every pocket.
verb
1. to put in a pocket. He pocketed his wallet; He pocketed the red ball.
2. to steal. Be careful he doesn't pocket the silver.
ˈpocketful noun
the amount contained by a pocket. a pocketful of coins.
ˈpocket-book noun
a wallet for holding papers.
ˈpocket-money noun
money for personal use, especially a child's regular allowance. He gets $2 a week pocket-money.
ˈpocket-size(d) adjective
small enough to carry in one's pocket. a pocket-size(d) dictionary.

pocket

جَيْب kapsa lomme Tasche τσέπη bolsillo tasku poche džep tasca ポケット 주머니 zak lomme kieszeń bolso карман ficka กระเป๋า cep túi 衣袋

pock·et

n. saco, bolsa; [clothing] bolsillo.
References in classic literature ?
March, patting her pocket as if she had got a treasure there.
At that instant Tom flashed a pocket electric lamp he had taken from beneath his pillow and in the gleam of it he and Ned saw fluttering about the tent some dark, shadow-like form, at the sight of which Tom's chum cried:
Before I got into the wagon, he took a book out of his pocket, opened it, and showed me a page with two alphabets, one English and the other Bohemian.
She silently reached out to him, and he, understanding, took the rings from his vest pocket and dropped them into her open palm.
Sarah Pocket," returned Cousin Raymond, "if a man is not his own neighbour, who is?
I took up the two officers in my hands, put them first into my coat-pockets, and then into every other pocket about me, except my two fobs, and another secret pocket, which I had no mind should be searched, wherein I had some little necessaries that were of no consequence to any but myself.
You put twenty-thousand francs in my pocket and I knew nothing either
LITTLE Benjamin said that the first thing to be done was to get back Peter's clothes, in order that they might be able to use the pocket handkerchief.
They were untouched; the hundred louis he had reserved for his journey from Rome to Venice were in his trousers pocket, and in that of his great-coat he found the little note-case containing his letter of credit for 5,050,000 francs.
bijou = jewel; mouchoir de poche = pocket handkerchief}
Totty immediately with great gravity lifted up her frock, and showed a tiny pink pocket at present in a state of collapse.
But scarcely had this little piece of brass seen the light, than the poet appeared to have committed an imprudence, and made a movement to put it back again in his pocket.