- 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
Example sentences from the Web for pocket
Place your properly folded mask inside the bag and slip the bag into a pocket while you take a quick mask break.Why you shouldn’t ever wear your mask around your neck|Erin Fennessy|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
Worn down and chipped from frequent handling, these figurines look like they might have been carried around in pockets or bags.What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility|Annalee Newitz|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
It’s great fuel, and I can cram it in a ski-jacket pocket and eat it on the lift.
Why can’t this be a superpower that every developer has in their pocket.nextmv raises $8M Series A to increase accessibility to its automation optimization tech|Jordan Crook|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
On every trip that involves wildlife, I have a secret urge to pocket the animals and take them home.
I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
This leaves thousands of women at companies across the United States left to pay out of pocket for their birth control.
One African American woman brandished a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution while marching.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Being dapper is all about attention to detail, like sporting a perfectly tucked handkerchief in your suit pocket.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The young man smiled at the girl, as he crushed up the notes and stuffed them into his pocket.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Down in his galleries and chambers where it was dark as a pocket Grandfather Mole enjoyed himself thoroughly.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Absently his hands wandered through the pockets, and found his purse and the money in an outside pocket.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
“Of course we know it, sir,” rejoined Fogg, slapping his pocket—perhaps by accident.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Thinking it was a request for employment which he could not offer, Malcolm stuffed it carelessly into a pocket.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for 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 pocket
Idioms and Phrases with pocket
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