- a small orebody or mass of ore, frequently isolated.
- a bin for ore or rock storage.
- a raise or small slope fitted with chute gates.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for pocket
- having suffered a financial loss; poorer: He had made unwise land purchases, and found himself several thousand dollars out of pocket.
- lacking money.
- Informal. not available; unreachable: I'll be out of pocket all afternoon.
Origin of pocket
OTHER WORDS FROM pocketpock·et·less, adjectivepock·et·like, adjectiveun·pock·et, verb (used with object)
Words nearby pocket
British Dictionary definitions for in pocket
- a cavity or hollow in the earth, etc, such as one containing gold or other ore
- the ore in such a place
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
Derived forms of pocketpocketable, adjectivepocketless, adjective
Word Origin for pocket
Medical definitions for in pocket
Idioms and Phrases with in pocket (1 of 2)
Having funds; also, having a particular amount of extra funds that constitute a profit. For example, Tom's in pocket this week so let him treat us all, or After a day at the races she was a hundred dollars in pocket. [Mid-1700s] Also see in one's pocket.
Idioms and Phrases with in pocket (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with pocket
- pocket money
- pocket veto
- deep pockets
- in one's pocket
- in pocket
- line one's pockets
- money burns a hole in one's pocket
- out of pocket