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POCKET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pocket mean? 

POCKET (noun)
  The noun POCKET has 9 senses:

1. a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
2. an enclosed space
3. a supply of money
4. (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left
5. a hollow concave shape made by removing something
6. a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
7. a small isolated group of people
8. (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
9. an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

  Familiarity information: POCKET used as a noun is familiar.


POCKET (verb)
  The verb POCKET has 2 senses:

1. put in one's pocket
2. take unlawfully

  Familiarity information: POCKET used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POCKET (noun)


Sense 1pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

pouch (a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things)

Meronyms (parts of "pocket"):

pocket flap (a flap that covers the access to a pocket)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pocket"):

breast pocket (a pocket inside of a man's coat)

hip pocket (a pocket in rear of trousers)

patch pocket (a flat pocket sewn to the outside of a garment)

slash pocket (a pocket in a garment (usually below the waist) to which access is provided by a vertical or diagonal slit in the outside of the garment)

vest pocket (a small pocket in a man's vest)

Holonyms ("pocket" is a part of...):

garment (an article of clothing)


Sense 2pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enclosed space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

sac; pocket; pouch; sack

Context example:

the trapped miners found a pocket of air

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

cavity; enclosed space (space that is surrounded by something)


Sense 3pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A supply of money

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

cash in hand; finances; funds; monetary resource; pecuniary resource (assets in the form of money)


Sense 4pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

space (an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things))

Domain category:

bowling (a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them)


Sense 5pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hollow concave shape made by removing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

scoop; pocket

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)


Sense 6pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

air pocket; air hole; pocket

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)


Sense 7pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small isolated group of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

they were concentrated in pockets inside the city / the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)


Sense 8pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

pouch; pocket

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

sac (a structure resembling a bag in an animal)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pocket"):

gastric mill; gizzard; ventriculus (thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food)

utricle; utriculus (a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open)

atrial auricle; auricle; auricula atrii (a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart)

auricula; auricular appendage; auricular appendix (a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart)

cheek pouch (a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher))

marsupium (an external abdominal pouch in most marsupials where newborn offspring are suckled)

scrotum (the external pouch that contains the testes)


Sense 9pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("pocket" is a kind of...):

gap; opening (an open or empty space in or between things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pocket"):

side pocket (a pocket on the side of a billiard table)

corner pocket (a pocket at the corner of a billiard table)

Holonyms ("pocket" is a part of...):

billiard table; pool table; snooker table (game equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played)


POCKET (verb)


Sense 1pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in one's pocket

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

He pocketed the change

Hypernyms (to "pocket" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Sentence example:

They pocket the money


Sense 2pocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take unlawfully

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

pocket; bag

Hypernyms (to "pocket" is one way to...):

steal (take without the owner's consent)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They pocket the money


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