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wal·let

 (wŏl′ĭt)
n.
A flat pocket-sized folding case, usually made of leather, for holding paper money, cards, or photographs; a billfold.

[Middle English walet, knapsack, possibly from Old North French *walet, roll, knapsack; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

wallet

(ˈwɒlɪt)
n
1. a small folding case, usually of leather, for holding paper money, documents, etc
2. (Tools) a bag used to carry tools
3. archaic chiefly Brit a rucksack or knapsack
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old English weallian, Old High German wallōn to roam, German wallen to go on a pilgrimage]

wal•let

(ˈwɒl ɪt, ˈwɔ lɪt)

n.
1. a flat, folding case with compartments for paper money and other items, as credit cards, driver's license, and sometimes coins, carried in a pocket or handbag.
2. Brit. a bag for carrying articles during a journey.
[1350–1400; Middle English walet]

wallet

A wallet is a small, flat case made of leather or plastic, in which someone, especially a man, keeps banknotes and other small things such as credit cards.

In American English, a man's wallet is sometimes called a billfold, and a woman's wallet is sometimes called a pocketbook. A small bag for carrying money is called a change purse or a coin purse.

In British English, a woman's wallet is usually called a purse.

See purse

wallet

billfold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wallet - a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper moneywallet - a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

wallet

noun purse, pocketbook, notecase, pouch, case, holder, money-bag I took a business card from my wallet and handed it to him.
Translations
حافِظَة للأدَواتمَحْفَظَةمَحْفَظَه
peněženka
tegnebogetuitaske
lompakko
novčanik
pénztárcaszerszámtáskatárca
taska, hulsturveski
財布
지갑
futrāliskabatas portfelis
denarnicalistnica
plånbok
กระเป๋าใส่เงินผู้ชาย

wallet

[ˈwɒlɪt] Ncartera f, billetera f (esp LAm)

wallet

[ˈwɒlɪt] nportefeuille m

wallet

nBrieftasche f

wallet

[ˈwɒlɪt] nportafoglio

wallet

(ˈwolit) noun
1. a small (usually folding) case made of soft leather, plastic etc, carried in the pocket and used for holding (especially paper) money, personal papers etc. He has lost all his money – his wallet has been stolen.
2. a similar case containing other things. a plastic wallet containing a set of small tools.

wallet

مَحْفَظَة peněženka tegnebog Brieftasche πορτοφόλι cartera lompakko portefeuille novčanik portafoglio 財布 지갑 portemonnee lommebok portfel carteira бумажник plånbok กระเป๋าใส่เงินผู้ชาย cüzdan 皮夹
References in classic literature ?
One day, having to go a long way from home, he mounted his horse, taking with him a small wallet in which he had put a few biscuits and dates, because he had to pass through the desert where no food was to be got.
As he spoke he threw his shabby old tattered wallet over his shoulders, by the cord from which it hung, and Eumaeus gave him a stick to his liking.
A woman, bent with age, with a wallet on her back, and a short, long-haired, young man in a black garment had rushed back to the gate on seeing the carriage driving up.
Then Le Renard Subtil will go," returned the runner, coolly raising his little wallet from the place where it had lain at his feet; "and the pale faces will see none but their own color.
He sat down at once, and with an evidently accustomed movement slipped the straps of his wallet first off one shoulder and then off the other.
They informed Captain Bonneville, however, that not far from his quarters they had found a wallet of fresh meat and a cord, which they supposed had been left by some prowling Blackfeet.
Wait for me here a moment while I take from the Arab's body the wallet that he stole from me," and Werper stepped quickly to the dead man's side, and, kneeling, sought with quick fingers the pouch of jewels.
One portion he put into an old canvas wallet that hung over his shoulder; the other he devoured voraciously.
He made me a present of his embalmed head; took out his enormous tobacco wallet, and groping under the tobacco, drew out some thirty dollars in silver; then spreading them on the table, and mechanically dividing them into two equal portions, pushed one of them towards me, and said it was mine.
We cannot send bailiffs to the Government to demand our dues for us; and as the wallet must be filled somehow," he said, striking his stomach, "we cannot afford to wait.
I have carried all that I had into France in a wallet, and it hath taken four sumpter-mules to carry it back again.
Captain," resumed the other, untying his little wallet with great deliberation, and even in a manner to show he found satisfaction in the delay, "I wish to offer you a small matter of trade.