The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 meters out
The two cards dealt to you face down in hold'em, or the first two face down in seven card stud are your pocket cards, or hole cards Hold'em players tend to call them pocket cards, stud players tend to call them hole cards See also pocket pair
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"
A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace
A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc
If you are out of pocket, you have less money than you should have or than you intended, for example because you have spent too much or because of a mistake. They were well out of pocket -- they had spent far more in Hollywood than he had earned see also out-of-pocket
A protected area formed by members of the offensive line several yards behind the line of scrimmage within which the quarterback sets up to pass
The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 metres out
If you say that someone pockets something such as a prize or sum of money, you mean that they win or obtain it, often without needing to make much effort or in a way that seems unfair. He pocketed more money from this tournament than in his entire three years as a professional
If someone who is in possession of something valuable such as a sum of money pockets it, they steal it or take it for themselves, even though it does not belong to them. Dishonest importers would be able to pocket the VAT collected from customers
an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
disapproval If you say that someone is lining their own or someone else's pockets, you disapprove of them because they are making money dishonestly or unfairly. It is estimated that 5,000 bank staff could be lining their own pockets from customer accounts
A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity
(anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
You can use pocket in a lot of different ways to refer to money that people have, get, or spend. For example, if someone gives or pays a lot of money, you can say that they dig deep into their pocket. If you approve of something because it is very cheap to buy, you can say that it suits people's pockets. ladies' fashions to suit all shapes, sizes and pockets
One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven
a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck 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"
A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth
a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
A pocket of something is a small area where something is happening, or a small area which has a particular quality, and which is different from the other areas around it. He survived the earthquake after spending 3 days in an air pocket The army controls the city apart from a few pockets of resistance
n The cradle of motive and the grave of conscience In woman this organ is lacking; so she acts without motive, and her conscience, denied burial, remains ever alive, confessing the sins of others
A pocket is a kind of small bag which forms part of a piece of clothing, and which is used for carrying small things such as money or a handkerchief. He took his flashlight from his jacket pocket and switched it on The man stood with his hands in his pockets
(diminutive of poche, a pouch) To put one's hand in one's pocket To give money (generally to some charity) Put your pride in your pocket Lay your pride aside for the nonce To be in pocket To be a gainer by some transaction To be out of pocket To be a loser by some transaction
disapproval If you say that someone is in someone else's pocket, you disapprove of the fact that the first person is willing to do whatever the second person tells them, for example out of weakness or in return for money. The board of directors must surely have been in Johnstone's pocket
The Central West End Midtown Development Corp. has shed its somewhat unwieldy moniker for the sleeker Park Central Development Corp. The new name is meant to reflect the relationship of the neighborhoods to Forest Park, Tower Grove Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden and numerous pocket parks.
A pocket knife is a small knife with several blades which fold into the handle so that you can carry it around with you safely. = penknife. pocket knives a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle = penknife
Any of various small, nocturnal North American burrowing rodents of the genus Perognathus, related to the kangaroo rat and having fur-lined external cheek pouches, small ears, and a long tail. Any of about 30 species of nocturnal North American rodents constituting the genus Perognathus (family Heteromyidae), having fur-lined, external cheek pouches that open alongside the mouth. Pocket mice are yellowish brown to dark gray and are 2.5-5 in. (6-13 cm) long, excluding a tail of about the same length. They are usually solitary and inhabit dry and desert regions. They carry food (mainly seeds) in their pouches and store it in their burrows. Spiny pocket mice (most in the genera Liomys and Heteromys; family Heteromyidae), found from Mexico through Central America, are gray, brown, or black nocturnal burrowers that inhabit wet, forested regions as well as dry country
A computer that fits in the palm of your hand which runs the latest Windows CE Operating System 3 0 Includes Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks as well as other applications For more information read Pocket PC Articles and the PC Companion Feature Comparison
Microsoft's latest operating system for handheld or PDA devices There are currently several hardware manufacturers selling devices that come with Pocket PC: Compaq (iPaq), HP (Jornada 545 & 548) and Casio (Cassiopeia E115) Pocket PCs come with Microsoft Reader pre-installed For more see Pocket PC eBooks Watch - ceBooks blogspot com
2): "If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law
approval If you describe something as pocket-sized, you approve of it because it is small enough to fit in your pocket. a handy pocket-sized reference book. small enough to fit into your pocket or be carried easily
(deyim) Deep pocket is an American slang term; it usually means "extensive financial wealth or resources". It is usually used in reference to big companies or organizations (ex: the American tobacco companies have "deep pockets"), although it can be used in reference to individuals (e.g., Bill Gates, Donald Trump)
The maximum amount that you need to pay for eligible medical expenses during each calendar year After you reach the Plan's out-of-pocket limit, the Plan pays 100% of covered expenses, except for substance abuse treatment, for the rest of the calendar year
[ 'pä-k&t ] (noun.) 15th century. From Middle English pocket (“bag, sack”), from Anglo-Norman poket, diminutive of Old Northern French poque, poke (“bag, sack”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *pokka (“pouch”), from Proto-Germanic *puk-, *pūka- (“bag, pouch”), from Proto-Indo-European *buk-, *bu-, *beu- (“to blow, swell”). Cognate with Middle Dutch poke, Alemannic German Pfoch (“purse, bag”), Old English pocca, pohha (“poke, pouch, pocket, bag”), Old Norse poki (“bag, pocket”). See also Modern French pochette.
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