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Definition of "pocket" []

  • A small baglike attachment forming part of a garment and used to carry small articles, as a flat pouch sewn inside a pair of pants or a piece of material sewn on its sides and bottom to the outside of a shirt. (noun)
  • A small sack or bag. (noun)
  • A receptacle, cavity, or opening. (noun)
  • Financial means; money supply: The cost of the trip must come out of your own pocket. (noun)
  • A small cavity in the earth, especially one containing ore. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pocket" in a sentence
  • "The term "pocket deal" usually implies that a broker is intimately involved in working with the seller, despite the lack of an official listing."
  • "Cash in pocket is liquid, house values are illiquid."
  • "I knew he was well off, so probably he could afford the £5; but at the end of the term pocket-money was not a plentiful commodity."