Definition for pocketing (2 of 2)
- 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)
Origin of pocket
Related formspock·et·less, adjectivepock·et·like, adjectiveun·pock·et, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for pocketing
When we have to pay so much for basic goods and services, someone at the top is pocketing the profits.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA|Monica Potts|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her cut was $100 an hour, half of what the women, who accused her of pocketing money, were charging customers.The Oldest Profession Evolves—How the Web Transformed Prostitution|Gregory Gilderman|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She sits on six Fortune 500 boards, pocketing more than $4 million over the last three fiscal years.
First of all, he continued to search through the letters, pocketing those which were obviously bills.Adrien Leroy|Charles Garvice
“That old wreck of a heating plant ought to be argument enough,” Dan returned, pocketing the list.Dan Carter and the Money Box|Mildred A. Wirt
"If the account is a just charge upon the Morgan estate I certainly will," said Morgan, pocketing the written statement.Sons and Fathers|Harry Stillwell Edwards
The Chileans made no serious attempt to conquer the interior, contenting themselves with pocketing the Peruvian customs revenues.The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)|Thomas C. Dawson
And the count left his young friend, after pocketing the bank-notes.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for pocketing
- 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 pocketing
Idioms and Phrases with pocketing
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