pocket

A pocket is a kind of pouch that's sewn into your clothes. If you are worried about your ink pen leaking in your shirt pocket, then you might spring for a pocket protector. Nice look!

You can keep things like your keys in a pocket, or you can use your pockets to keep your hands warm. Jackets and jeans have pockets, and so do kangaroos and pool tables. In the case of kangaroos, it's a handy pouch in a mother's belly where she can keep a baby kangaroo warm and comfortable. And when you shoot pool, you aim for the pockets. As a verb, pocket can literally mean "put into your pocket," or more figuratively, "steal money." To be "in someone's pocket" is to be under their control or influence.

Primary Meanings of pocket

1.
nv
a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
put in one's pocket
2.
n
an enclosed space
3.
n
(bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
4.
n
a small isolated group of people
Full Definitions of pocket
1

n a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles

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breast pocket
a pocket inside of a man's coat
hip pocket
a pocket in rear of trousers
patch pocket
a flat pocket sewn to the outside of a garment
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
fob, watch pocket
a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
Type of:
pouch
a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

n (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)

Synonyms:
pouch
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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
auricula, auricular appendage, auricular appendix
a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
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
Type of:
sac
a structure resembling a bag in an animal

n a supply of money

“they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets
Type of:
cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource
assets in the form of money

v put in one's pocket

“He pocketed the change”
Type of:
take
take into one's possession

v take unlawfully

Synonyms:
bag
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent
2

n an enclosed space

“the trapped miners found a pocket of air”
Synonyms:
pouch, sac, sack
Type of:
cavity, enclosed space
space that is surrounded by something

n a hollow concave shape made by removing something

Synonyms:
scoop
Type of:
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
a shape that curves or bends inward

n a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

Synonyms:
air hole, air pocket
Type of:
atmospheric phenomenon
a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
3

n (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”
Type of:
space
an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

n an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

Types:
corner pocket
a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
side pocket
a pocket on the side of a billiard table
Type of:
gap, opening
an open or empty space in or between things
4

n 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”
Type of:
people
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

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