Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: pocket  pó-kit
  1. A small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
     
  2. An enclosed space
    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air";
    - pouch, sac, sack
     
  3. A supply of money
    "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
     
  4. (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
    "the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"
     
  5. A hollow concave shape made by removing something
    - scoop
     
  6. A local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
    - air pocket, air hole
     
  7. A small isolated group of people
    "they were concentrated in pockets inside the city"; "the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"
     
  8. (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial, gopher or pelican)
    - pouch
     
  9. An opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
     
  10. (American football) the region directly behind the offensive line in which the quarterback executes plays
Verb: pocket  pó-kit
  1. Put in one's pocket
    "He pocketed the change"
     
  2. Take unlawfully
    - bag

Derived forms: pocketed, pocketing, pockets

Type of: atmospheric phenomenon, cash in hand, cavity, concave shape, concavity, enclosed space, finances, funds, gap, incurvation, incurvature, monetary resource, opening, pecuniary resource, people, pouch, sac, space, steal, take

Part of: billiard table, garment, pool table, snooker table

Encyclopedia: Pocket, Sacramento, California