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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 ?
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.
But, after some difficulty having opened his bag, he commenced fumbling in it, and presently pulled out a sort of tomahawk, and a seal-skin wallet with the hair on.
I recollect one young fellow - a tinker, I suppose, from his wallet and brazier - who had a woman with him, and who faced about and stared at me thus; and then roared to me in such a tremendous voice to come back, that I halted and looked round.
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.
Little John turned the Sheriff's wallet inside out.
We see that Danglars was collected enough to jest; at the same time, as though to disprove the ogreish propensities, the man took some black bread, cheese, and onions from his wallet, which he began devouring voraciously.
She gave him a goat skin full of black wine, and another larger one of water; she also gave him a wallet full of provisions, and found him in much good meat.
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.
My physician, having recovered from the fatigues of his exertions, as if anxious to make amends for the pain to which he had subjected me, now took some herbs out of a little wallet that was suspended from his waist, and moistening them in water, applied them to the inflamed part, stooping over it at the same time, and either whispering a spell, or having a little confidential chat with some imaginary demon located in the calf of my leg.
Presently he took from his coat pocket a wallet, placed the paper carefully in it, and deposited both in a writing-desk, which he locked.
Thus saying, he produced a red leather wallet, and took from it a number of papers.
had he beheld ribald fellows, marching in bands of four, beneath his window, and setting him at defiance, in doublets but no shirts, hats without crowns, with wallet and bottle at their side?