pocket

[ pok-it ]
/ ˈpɒk ɪt /
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noun

adjective

small enough or suitable for carrying in the pocket: a pocket watch.
relatively small; smaller than usual: a pocket war; a pocket country.

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. poché,
  2. pocill.,
  3. pock,
  4. pock-mark,
  5. pocked,
  6. pocket battleship,
  7. pocket billiards,
  8. pocket borough,
  9. pocket calculator,
  10. pocket chisel

Idioms

Origin of pocket

1250–1300; Middle English poket < Old North French (Picard) poquet (Old French pochet, pochette), diminutive of poque < Middle Dutch poke poke2; see -et

Related formspock·et·less, adjectivepock·et·like, adjectiveun·pock·et, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for pocket

pocket

/ (ˈpɒkɪt) /

noun

verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)

Derived Formspocketable, adjectivepocketless, adjective

Word Origin for pocket

C15: from Anglo-Norman poket a little bag, from poque bag, from Middle Dutch poke poke ², bag; related to French poche pocket

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Word Origin and History for pocket
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Medicine definitions for pocket

pocket

[ pŏkĭt ]

n.

In anatomy, a cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
A diseased space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth.
A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.

v.

To enclose within a confined space.
To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess which is about to rupture.

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Idioms and Phrases with pocket

pocket

In addition to the idioms beginning with pocket

  • pocket money
  • pocket veto

also see:

  • deep pockets
  • in one's pocket
  • in pocket
  • line one's pockets
  • money burns a hole in one's pocket
  • out of pocket
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