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pocket

Definitions

  • Reach Into Another Pocket and Dig up Another Roll 171
    Reach Into Another Pocket and Dig up Another Roll 171
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pocket put in one's pocket "He pocketed the change"
    • v pocket take unlawfully
    • n pocket a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
    • n pocket an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
    • n pocket (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
    • n pocket 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"
    • n pocket a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
    • n pocket a supply of money "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
    • n pocket a hollow concave shape made by removing something
    • n pocket (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"
    • n pocket an enclosed space "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book
Exterior View of Five Pocket Dry Kilns Exterior View of Five Pocket Dry Kilns
The Editor's Pocket-Book Jottings and Pencillings Here, There and Everywhere The Editor's Pocket-Book Jottings and Pencillings Here, There and Everywhere
Pocket Globe of James Ferguson, 1750 Pocket Globe of James Ferguson, 1750
Pocket Map Pocket Map
A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art history books in the pockets of his coat A man teaching others proudly about an art piece has his true nature discovered when a couple of men discover art...
SOLOMON CROW'S CHRISTMAS POCKETS SOLOMON CROW'S CHRISTMAS POCKETS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket
    • Pocket A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
    • Pocket A bight on a lee shore.
    • Pocket A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
    • Pocket (Mining) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
    • Pocket (Mining) A hole containing water.
    • Pocket (Arch) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
    • Pocket A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
    • Pocket a small cavity in the body, especially one abnormally filled with a fluid; as, a pocket of pus.
    • Pocket a small space between a tooth and the adjoining gum, formed by an abnormal separation of the gum from the tooth.
    • Pocket A socket for receiving the foot of a post, stake, etc.
    • Pocket (Nat) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
    • Pocket An isolated group or area which has properties in contrast to the surrounding area; as, a pocket of poverty in an affluent region; pockets of resistance in a conquered territory; a pocket of unemployment in a booming ecomony.
    • n Pocket Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
    • Pocket One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
    • Pocket (Zoöl) Same as Pouch.
    • Pocket (Football) The area from which a quarterback throws a pass, behind the line of scrimmage, delineated by the defensive players of his own team who protect him from attacking opponents; as, he had ample time in the pocket to choose an open receiver.
    • Pocket (Baseball) The part of a baseball glove covering the palm of the wearer's hand.
    • Pocket (Bowling) the space between the head pin and one of the pins in the second row, considered as the optimal point at which to aim the bowling ball in order to get a strike.
    • Pocket To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change. "He would pocket the expense of the license."
    • Pocket To take clandestinely or fraudulently. "He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a special diaper for babies that has a pocket
    • n pocket A small pouch or bag; specifically, a small pouch inserted in a garment for” carrying money or other small articles.
    • n pocket That which is carried in the pocket; money; means; financial resources.
    • n pocket One of the small bags or nets at the corners and sides of some billiard-tables.
    • n pocket Any cavity or opening forming a receptacle: as, a brace-pocket, a post-pocket, etc.
    • n pocket In a window lifted with sashes, the hole for a pulley.
    • n pocket In mining, an irregular cavity filled with veinstone and ore; a swelling of the lode in an irregular manner, in which a more or less isolated mass of ore occurs. A pockety lode is one in which the ore is thus distributed, instead of being disseminated somewhat uniformly through the body of the lode.
    • n pocket A glen or hollow among mountains.
    • n pocket A certain quantity of hops, wool, etc., equal to about 168 pounds.
    • n pocket In racing slang, a position in a race where one contestant is surrounded by three or more others, so that, owing to the impeding of his advance, he has no chance to win.
    • n pocket In zoology and anatomy: A blind sac; a sac-shaped cavity
    • n pocket The external cheek-pouch of a rodent, as of the Geomyidæ and Saccomyidæ. See cuts under Geomyidæ and Perognathus.
    • n pocket The abdominal pouch of a marsupial
    • n pocket The abdominal cavity of a halibut or other fish.
    • n pocket The trap of a weir, in which the fish are retained or caught. The fish pass from the little pound into the pocket, which is a frame about 16 feet long and 10 feet wide, with sides of netting and a board floor. The fish are left in the pocket by the receding tide, and are taken out at low water. In a deep-water weir the fish are not left by the tide, but must be lifted out with a seine or purse-net. See weir.
    • pocket To put in a pocket or in one's pocket: as. to pocket a ball in billiards; to pocket a penknife.
    • pocket To appropriate to one's self or for one's own use; take possession of.
    • pocket In racing slang, to surround in such a way as to leave no room for getting out or in front: as, he was pocketed at the beginning of the race.
    • pocket To carry in or as in the pocket; specifically, of a president, governor, or other executive officer, to prevent (a bill) from becoming law by retaining it unsigned. See pocket veto, under pocket, n.
    • pocket To accept meekly or without protest or resentment; submit to tamely or without demand for redress, apology, etc.: as, to pocket an insult.
    • pocket To conceal; give no indication of; suppress: as, to pocket one's pride.
    • pocket To control or have the control of, as if carried in one's pocket: as, to pocket a borough.
    • pocket In mech., placed in a case or pocket: as, a pocketed valve. See valve
    • pocket To submit tamely to; accept without protest or murmur.
    • n pocket A small cavity in a rock-surface or in the channel of an intermittent stream, sometimes holding a pool of water. Also called a water-pocket.
    • n pocket In Australia: A bar formed by a river at a bend, much curved and hollowed out near its shore end.
    • n pocket A circular, hollowed-out spot in thick scrub.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People say that cracking your bones will cause arthritis when you get older. Actually all you are doing is popping air pockets, and does not cause arthritis.
    • n Pocket pok′et a little pouch or bag, esp. one attached to a dress or to a billiard table: any cavity in which anything can lie: in mining, an irregular cavity filled with veinstone and ore: money, as being carried in the pocket: a bag of wool, &c., containing about 168 lb
    • v.t Pocket to put in the pocket: to take stealthily: to conceal:—pr.p. pock′eting; pa.t. and pa.p. pock′eted
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Quotations

  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman%20Vincent%20Peale
    “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Our last garment is made without pockets.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude%20Stein
    “Money is always there but the pockets change.”
  • William Carlos Williams
    William Carlos Williams
    “Empty pockets make empty heads.”

Idioms

Deep pockets - If someone has deep pockets, they are wealthy.
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Deep pockets but short arms - Someone who has money but never puts his hand in his pocket to pay for anything has deep pockets but short arms.
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In someone's pocket - If a person is in someone's pocket, they are dependent, especially financially, on them.
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Money burns a hole in your pocket - If someone has money burning a hole in their pocket, they are eager to spend it, normally in a wasteful manner.
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Out of pocket - If you are out of pocket on a deal, you have lost money.
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Out of your own pocket - If someone does something out of their own pocket, they pay all the expenses involved.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F. pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche,; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder, and Pouch

Usage

In literature:

The stranger took a small flask from his pocket and wrenched a metal cup from the end.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
You may have promised to pay the child threepence a week pocket-money.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
He thrust his hand into his one trouser pocket.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The society is not a cent out of pocket over him, and forlorn and friendless he lands here with from $2 to $15 in his pocket.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
And you could put him in your reefer pocket.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
A leather pocket-case came from an inside pocket and this Beale opened.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
Herr Francke drew from his pocket a pack of greasy cards and began to shuffle them.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He turned his pockets deliberately inside out.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
The children followed him about, and he appeared to be pocketing money on all sides.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He took it from his pocket-book and examined it by the fading light.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
See, I've got three-ha'pence in my pocket.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
He had money in his pocket and laughter in his soul.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
He folded the letter and put it in his pocket.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
His hand went to his coat-pocket.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
She began rubbing it with her pocket-handkerchief.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Put it in your pocket, and read it after I am gone.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
I suppose most men, when asked such a question, would first think of their pocket-books.
"The Young Adventurer" by Horatio Alger
I always carry it in the right-hand pocket of my waistcoat.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
A band in fantastic livery was playing away in the marble hall; but Pocket had no ear for their music, though he was fond enough of a band.
"" by E.W. Hornung
The pocket arms shown in Figs.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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In poetry:

Ring a Ring O' Roses,
A pocketful of posies,
Atishoo! Atishoo!
We all fall down!
"Ring a Ring O' Roses" by Anonymous British
It was the butcher's youngest son,--
His voice was broke with sighs,
And with his pocket-handkerchief
He wiped his little eyes;
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I tell a wanderer's tale, the same
I began long ago, a boy in a barn,
I am always lost in it. THe place
is always strange to me. In my pocket
"Encounter at St. Martin's" by Ken Smith
She's pitten her ban in her pocket,
An gin the porter guineas three;
Says, "Take ye that, ye proud porter,
An bid the bridegroom speak to me."
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang
How the folks looked askance
At the seats of our pants,
When those giant skyrockets
Went off in our pockets!
Gee whiz!
What fun the Fourth is!
"The Glorious Fourth And Its Memories" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Oh, come you in from eastward or come you in from the west,
Here's good cheer to greet you and welcome of the best:
Oh come you with your pockets full or come you home poor,
Here's a place by the fireside and an open door.
"Traveller's Rest" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Ben Howland has pocket aces and might possibly get another on the flop, now he's got to decide how to play the hand.
Triple Pocket Protectors In 9mm &.380 ACP.
Stockpile food, get a pocket radio, hoard batteries, and find an easily sealed place in your apartment.
The iPhone and iPad maker pockets billions in profits while exploiting workers.
As any analyst worth his pocket-square will tell you, this is a passing league.
The CityCenter Fine Art Collection app is like having a docent in your pocket.
The one secret I've had in my back pocket this whole time – I don't have any money saved up for a down payment .
A few pockets of dryland fields in Texas are surviving the drought.
There were scattered pockets of production.
Pockets of Texas dryland crops survived the drought.
This 3.4 mile walk features seven pocket parks, native planting, and scenic soft-bottom river.
Clowes pockets ' Eightball '.
What have we done to inflict appliqués and stitching patterns on our back pockets.
A pocket full of posies.
Fanny Espinoza was earning extra pocket money working behind the counter at a doughnut shop on Fordham Road in the Bronx when she met her husband, Luis, in 1988.
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In science:

At such dopings correlations are relatively strong, but not enough so to break a large normal state Fermi surface (FS) into the hole and electron pockets.
Reduced effect of impurities on the universal pairing scale in the cuprates
The pseudogap temperature T ∗ then becomes a scale at which the system develops such precursors, while the pairing emerges at a smaller temperature due to interaction between electron pockets.
Reduced effect of impurities on the universal pairing scale in the cuprates
The X-pocket is shifted to the Γ-pocket for easier comparison of their areas (after (73)).
FeAs-based superconductivity: a case study of the effects of transition metal doping on BaFe2As2
Such hybridization can clearly break the typical stage composed of disconnected small hole and electron pockets.
Magnetic Ordering in Blocking Layer and Highly Anisotropic Electronic Structure of High-Tc Iron-based Superconductor Sr2VFeAsO3: LDA+U Studies
Moreover, our folded result clearly shows that the nesting between those hole and electron pockets is well and the spin fluctuation with the nesting vector is expected to be strongly enhanced.
Magnetic Ordering in Blocking Layer and Highly Anisotropic Electronic Structure of High-Tc Iron-based Superconductor Sr2VFeAsO3: LDA+U Studies
The dark and light surfaces stand for electron and hole pockets, respectively.
Magnetic Ordering in Blocking Layer and Highly Anisotropic Electronic Structure of High-Tc Iron-based Superconductor Sr2VFeAsO3: LDA+U Studies
The right panel shows a sliced Fermi surface at kz = 0. (b) and (c) describe Fermi surfaces separately for hole and electron pockets, respectively.
Magnetic Ordering in Blocking Layer and Highly Anisotropic Electronic Structure of High-Tc Iron-based Superconductor Sr2VFeAsO3: LDA+U Studies
This observation has led to suggestion that there are small pockets of carriers in the vicinity of the d–wave nodes at (π/2, π/2) at low doping.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
The presence of the pseudogap in the normal state also offers an explanation of the loss of spectral weight seen in transport measurements in the underdoped samples which, when interpreted in conventional terms, suggests the presence of small pockets at (π/2, π/2).
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
The dotted line that would extend the short Fermi surface arc to form a closed pocket centered at (π/2, π/2) corresponds to weak features of uncertain, possibly structural origin.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
The authors suggest theoretical scenarios that would fold the zone along the dashed line and give rise to a closed pocket.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
R > ˜R + ˜∆. A spatial slice of the geometry one gets in this way can be easily visualized in the ‘rubber membrane’ picture. A small Alcubierre bubble surrounds a neck leading to a ‘pocket’ with a large internal volume, with a flat region in the middle.
On the (im)possibility of warp bubbles
As said above, it is the most realistic of the three, including elements such as number of lanes, speed limits, signal plans, weaving and turn pockets, lange changing both for vehicle speed optimization and for plan following, etc.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
The second micro-simulation, PA, uses simplified signal plans, and it does neither include pocket lanes nor lane changing for plan following.
The dynamics of iterated transportation simulations
According to this model, the O-rich SN II ejecta ‘pollute’ certain pockets of gas around the site of the explosion, from which new stars form with enhanced oxygen abundances.
Light Element Abundance Patterns in the Orion Association: I) HST Observations of Boron in G-dwarfs
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