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pouch

 (pouch)
n.
1. A small bag often closing with a drawstring and used especially for carrying loose items in one's pocket.
2. A bag or sack used to carry mail or diplomatic dispatches.
3. A leather bag or case for carrying powder or small-arms ammunition.
4. A sealed plastic or foil container used for packaging food or drink.
5. Something resembling a bag in shape: the pouches under one's eyes.
6. Zoology A saclike structure, such as the cheek pockets of the gopher or the external abdominal pocket in which marsupials carry their young.
7. Anatomy A pocketlike space in the body: the pharyngeal pouch.
8. Scots A pocket.
9. Archaic A small purse for coins.
v. pouched, pouch·ing, pouch·es
v.tr.
1. To place in or as if in a pouch; pocket.
2. To cause to resemble a pouch.
3. To swallow. Used of certain birds or fishes.
v.intr.
To assume the form of a pouch or pouchlike cavity.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]

pouch′y adj.

pouch

(paʊtʃ)
n
1. a small flexible baglike container: a tobacco pouch.
2. (Zoology) a saclike structure in any of various animals, such as the abdominal receptacle marsupium in marsupials or the cheek fold in rodents
3. (Anatomy) anatomy any sac, pocket, or pouchlike cavity or space in an organ or part
4. another word for mailbag
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a Scot word for pocket
vb
6. (tr) to place in or as if in a pouch
7. to arrange or become arranged in a pouchlike form
8. (Zoology) (tr) (of certain birds and fishes) to swallow
[C14: from Old Norman French pouche, from Old French poche bag; see poke2]
ˈpouchy adj

pouch

(paʊtʃ)

n.
1. a bag, sack, or similar receptacle, esp. one for small articles or quantities: a tobacco pouch.
2. a small moneybag.
3. a bag for carrying mail.
4. a bag or case of leather, used by soldiers to carry ammunition.
5. something shaped like or resembling a bag or pocket.
6. a baggy fold of flesh under the eye.
7. a baglike anatomical structure, as the dilated cheeks of certain rodents or the receptacle for the young of marsupials.
v.t.
8. to put into or enclose in a pouch, bag, or pocket; pocket.
9. to arrange in the form of a pouch.
10. (of a fish or bird) to swallow.
v.i.
11. to form a pouch.
[1350–1400; Middle English pouche < Anglo-French; Old French poche]

pouch


Past participle: pouched
Gerund: pouching

Imperative
pouch
pouch
Present
I pouch
you pouch
he/she/it pouches
we pouch
you pouch
they pouch
Preterite
I pouched
you pouched
he/she/it pouched
we pouched
you pouched
they pouched
Present Continuous
I am pouching
you are pouching
he/she/it is pouching
we are pouching
you are pouching
they are pouching
Present Perfect
I have pouched
you have pouched
he/she/it has pouched
we have pouched
you have pouched
they have pouched
Past Continuous
I was pouching
you were pouching
he/she/it was pouching
we were pouching
you were pouching
they were pouching
Past Perfect
I had pouched
you had pouched
he/she/it had pouched
we had pouched
you had pouched
they had pouched
Future
I will pouch
you will pouch
he/she/it will pouch
we will pouch
you will pouch
they will pouch
Future Perfect
I will have pouched
you will have pouched
he/she/it will have pouched
we will have pouched
you will have pouched
they will have pouched
Future Continuous
I will be pouching
you will be pouching
he/she/it will be pouching
we will be pouching
you will be pouching
they will be pouching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pouching
you have been pouching
he/she/it has been pouching
we have been pouching
you have been pouching
they have been pouching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pouching
you will have been pouching
he/she/it will have been pouching
we will have been pouching
you will have been pouching
they will have been pouching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pouching
you had been pouching
he/she/it had been pouching
we had been pouching
you had been pouching
they had been pouching
Conditional
I would pouch
you would pouch
he/she/it would pouch
we would pouch
you would pouch
they would pouch
Past Conditional
I would have pouched
you would have pouched
he/she/it would have pouched
we would have pouched
you would have pouched
they would have pouched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying thingspouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
mail pouch, mailbag - pouch used in the shipment of mail
pocket - a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
sporran - a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
tobacco pouch - a pouch for carrying pipe tobacco
belt bag, waist pack - a small pouch (usually with a zipper) that attaches to a belt and is worn around the waist
2.pouch - an enclosed spacepouch - an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
enclosed space, cavity - space that is surrounded by something
3.pouch - (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
Verb1.pouch - put into a small bag
bag - put into a bag; "The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"
2.pouch - send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels
mail, get off - send via the postal service; "I'll mail you the check tomorrow"
3.pouch - swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
bulk - stick out or up; "The parcel bulked in the sack"

pouch

noun bag, pocket, sack, container, purse, poke (dialect) a leather pouch full of tobacco

pouch

verb
To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
Translations
جِرابكيسمِحْفَظَه
vakváček
pung
pussittaa
erszény
pokitaska, poki
kapšaskapšiukaspagurklissterblė
maisiņšmaisspazodesoma
ağız kesesicepgöz altı torbacığıkese

pouch

[paʊtʃ] N (for tobacco) → petaca f; (for ammunition) → cartuchera f; (hunter's) → morral m (Zool, Anat) → bolsa f

pouch

[ˈpaʊtʃ] n
(ZOOLOGY) [animal] → poche f
(= small bag) → pochette f
(for tobacco)blague f tobacco pouch

pouch

nBeutel m; (under eyes) → (Tränen)sack m; (of pelican, hamster)Tasche f; (Mil) → (Patronen)tasche f; (Hist: for gunpowder) → (Pulver)beutel m; (esp US: = mail pouch) → Postsack m

pouch

[paʊtʃ] n (Anat) (for tobacco) → borsa; (for money) → borsellino (Zool) → marsupio

pouch

(pautʃ) noun
1. a small bag. a tobacco-pouch.
2. something bag-like. This animal stores its food in two pouches under its chin.
3. the pocket of skin in which the young of certain kinds of animal, eg the kangaroo, are reared.

pouch

n. bolsa, saco, cavidad.

pouch

n (surg) reservorio; ileal — reservorio ileal
References in classic literature ?
Each wore a large, flapping hat, a brown linen pouch slung over one shoulder, and carried a long staff.
Not unlike an alligator in shape, with spikes on its head and tail, with a warty, squatty ridge-encrusted body, a big pouch beneath its chin, and long-toed claws, it was enough to strike terror into the heart of almost any one.
His tobacco pouch, which he laid upon the table, was a fantastic embroidered silk affair, evidently the handiwork of a woman.
A pouch and horn completed his personal accouterments, though a rifle of great length**, which the theory of the more ingenious whites had taught them was the most dangerous of all firearms, leaned against a neighboring sapling.
Soon I proposed a social smoke; and, producing his pouch and tomahawk, he quietly offered me a puff.
There's the stuff, flinging the pouch upon the anvil.
Then Retief drew the paper from a leather pouch, which set out the boundaries of the grant of land, and it was translated to the king by an interpreter.
Having thus spoken, he crossed himself again and again, and after many genuflections and muttered prayers, he delivered the reliquary to Brother Ambrose, his attendant monk, while he himself swept up with less ceremony, but perhaps with no less internal satisfaction, the golden chain, and bestowed it in a pouch lined with perfumed leather, which opened under his arm.
Having thus, in obedience to your majesty's commands, diligently searched all his pockets, we observed a girdle about his waist made of the hide of some prodigious animal, from which, on the left side, hung a sword of the length of five men; and on the right, a bag or pouch divided into two cells, each cell capable of holding three of your majesty's subjects.
His eyes fell on the girdle which, he took up, and whilst inspecting the precious stones set in it he noticed a little pouch sewn to the girdle and fastened by a loop.
So the next morning he got up early, and put some food in his pouch and slung an extra skin over his shoulders, for he knew not how long his journey would take, nor what sort of country he would have to go through.
Sancho from his sack, and the goatherd from his pouch, furnished the Ragged One with the means of appeasing his hunger, and what they gave him he ate like a half-witted being, so hastily that he took no time between mouthfuls, gorging rather than swallowing; and while he ate neither he nor they who observed him uttered a word.