pocketful


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pock·et·ful

 (pŏk′ĭt-fo͝ol′)
n. pl. pock·et·fuls or pock·ets·ful (pŏk′ĭts-fo͝ol′)
The amount that a pocket can hold.

pocketful

(ˈpɒkɪtfʊl)
n, pl pocketfuls or pocketsful
1. as much as a pocket will hold
2. informal a large amount: it cost him a pocketful of money.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocketful - the quantity a pocket will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
مِلء جَيْب
plná kapsa
lommefuld
zsebnyi
vasafylli
plné vrecko
cep dolusu

pocketful

[ˈpɒkɪtfʊl] N (pocketfuls (pl)) a pocketful of nutsun bolsillo (lleno) de nueces

pocketful

n a pocketfuleine Tasche voll

pocketful

[ˈpɒkɪtfʊl] ntascata

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.
References in classic literature ?
I wrote to them the other day, to tell them of my happy prospects, and now, instead of a bundle of congratulations, I've got a pocketful of bitter execrations and reproaches.
He promised to bring me a pocketful of apples and pears, and then he kissed his children, said good-bye, and set off.
Sing a song 'a vic'try, A pocketful 'a bullets, Five an' twenty dead men Baked in a--pie.
We emerged upon the sidewalk, each with a pocketful of money.
In his boyish, elemental way he just wanted to take a revolver and a pocketful of cartridges, and prowl.
In any case Marija would bring back a huge pocketful of cakes and sandwiches for the children, and stories of all the good things she herself had managed to consume.
Reluctantly Martin yielded to the claims of the grocer, paying his bill with him in full, and receiving in change a pocketful of jingling coin.
Chopper, his father's head man, and received from that gentleman a document which he exchanged at Hulker & Bullock's for a whole pocketful of money.
When he had concluded this narration, during which he had made several pauses, for the convenience of cracking and eating nuts, of which he seemed to have a pocketful, the blind man pulled a flask from his pocket, took a draught himself, and offered it to his companion.
He seems to have quite a pocketful of money, but nobody knows what his trade is.
GENEROUS support from South Wales businesses and the public has made the Pocketful of Presents campaign another Christmas success.
MODELS unveiled a pocketful of poses last night at the launch of Belfast Fashion Week.