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pocket - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'pocket' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Pocket [ n.]
- A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
- One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
- A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
- A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
- A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
- A hole containing water.
- A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
- Same as Pouch.
2 . Pocket [ v. t.]
- To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
- To take clandestinely or fraudulently.

Meaning of 'pocket' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . pocket [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
Example in sentence:
  • the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike
Meaning (2):
- a small isolated group of people
Example in sentence:
  • the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance;
  • they were concentrated in pockets inside the city
Meaning (3):
- an enclosed space
Example in sentence:
  • the trapped miners found a pocket of air
Meaning (4):
- a supply of money
Example in sentence:
  • they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets
5 . pocket [ v]
Meaning (5):
- put in one's pocket
Example in sentence:
  • He pocketed the change