pocket


pocket
pock•et
[[t]ˈpɒk ɪt[/t]] n.
1) clo a shaped piece of fabric attached inside or outside a garment and forming a pouch used esp. for carrying small articles
2) means; financial resources:
gifts to suit every pocket[/ex]
3) a bag or pouch
4) any pouchlike receptacle, compartment, or cavity
5) cvb an isolated group, area, or element contrasted with a surrounding element or group:
pockets of resistance[/ex]
6) min a small, well-defined mass of ore, frequently isolated
7) gam any of the pouches at the corners and sides of a pool table
8) a position in which a competitor in a race is so hemmed in by others that his or her progress is impeded
9) spog Football. the area from which a quarterback throws a pass, usu. a short distance behind the line of scrimmage and protected by a wall of blockers
10) Bowling. the space between the headpin and the pin next behind to the left or right, taken as the target for a strike
11) spo baseball the deepest part of a mitt or glove, roughly the center of the palm, where most balls are caught
12) bui a recess, as in a wall, for receiving a sliding door, sash weights, etc
14) small enough for carrying in the pocket:
a pocket calculator[/ex]
15) relatively small; small-scale:
a pocket war[/ex]
16) to put into one's pocket:
to pocket one's keys[/ex]
17) to take as one's own, often dishonestly; appropriate:
to pocket public funds[/ex]
18) to endure without protest:
to pocket an insult[/ex]
19) to conceal or suppress:
to pocket one's pride[/ex]
20) to enclose; confine; hem in or as if in a pocket:
The town was pocketed in a small valley[/ex]
21) gam to drive (a ball) into the pocket of a pool table
22) gov to retain (a legislative bill) without action and thus prevent from becoming a law
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME poket < ONF (Picard) poquet (OF pochet, pochette), dim. of poque < MD poke poke II; see -et

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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