- 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)
- 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
Related formspock·et·less, adjectivepock·et·like, adjectiveun·pock·et, verb (used with object)
British Dictionary definitions for in one's 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 Formspocketable, adjectivepocketless, adjective
Word Origin for pocket
Medicine definitions for in one's pocket
Idioms and Phrases with in one's pocket (1 of 2)
in one's pocket
In one's power or possession, under one's influence. For example, The defense lawyer had the jury in his pocket. [Mid-1800s]
in each other's pockets. In very close proximity or mutual dependence, as in Bert and Harry work in the same office, live in the same house, belong to the same clubs—they're constantly in each other's pockets. [Mid-1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with in one's 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