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POCK'ET, n.

1. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles.

2. A small bag or net to receive the balls in billiards.

3. A certain quantity; as a pocket of hops, as in other cases we use sack. [Not used in America.]

POCK'ET, v.t. To put or conceal in the pocket; as, to pocket a penknife.

1. To take clandestinely.

To pocket an insult or affront, to receive it without resenting it, or at least without seeking redress. [In popular use.]




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POCK'ET, n.

1. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles.

2. A small bag or net to receive the balls in billiards.

3. A certain quantity; as a pocket of hops, as in other cases we use sack. [Not used in America.]

POCK'ET, v.t. To put or conceal in the pocket; as, to pocket a penknife.

1. To take clandestinely.

To pocket an insult or affront, to receive it without resenting it, or at least without seeking redress. [In popular use.]


POCK'ET, n. [Fr. pochette, from poche, pocket, pouch; Sax. pocca.]

  1. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles.
  2. A small bag or net to receive the balls in billiards.
  3. A certain quantity; as, a pocket of hops, as in other cases we use sack. [Not used in America.] – Johnson.

POCKET, v.t.

  1. To put or conceal in the pocket; as, to pocket a penknife.
  2. To take clandestinely. To pocket an insult or affront, to receive it without resenting it, or at least without seeking redress. [In popular use.]

Pock"et
  1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
  2. To put, or conceal, in the pocket] as, to pocket the change.

    He would pocket the expense of the license. Sterne.

  3. Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;

    specif.: (a)
  4. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
  5. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.

    He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead. Macaulay.

    To pocket a ball (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table. -- To pocket an insult, affront, etc., to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I must pocket up these wrongs." Shak.

  6. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.

    * In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity, the articles being sold by actual weight.

  7. A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
  8. A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.

    (b)
  9. A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
  10. Same as Pouch.

    * Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation of compound words usually of obvious signification; as, pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or pocket-picking, etc.

    Out of pocket. See under Out, prep. -- Pocket borough, a borough "owned" by some person. See under Borough. [Eng.] -- Pocket gopher (Zoöl.), any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher. -- Pocket mouse (Zoöl.), any species of American mice of the family Saccomyidæ. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc. -- Pocket piece, a piece of money kept in the pocket and not spent. -- Pocket pistol, a pistol to be carried in the pocket. -- Pocket sheriff (Eng. Law), a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer. Burrill.

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Pocket

POCK'ET, noun

1. A small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles.

2. A small bag or net to receive the balls in billiards.

3. A certain quantity; as a pocket of hops, as in other cases we use sack. [Not used in America.]

POCK'ET, verb transitive To put or conceal in the pocket; as, to pocket a penknife.

1. To take clandestinely.

To pocket an insult or affront, to receive it without resenting it, or at least without seeking redress. [In popular use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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LIEF, a. [See Love.] Dear; beloved. Obs.

LIEF, adv. [supra. This word coincides with love, L. lubet, libet, and the primary sense is to be free, prompt, ready.]

Gladly; willingly; freely; used in familiar speech, in the phrase, I had as lief go as not. It has been supposed that had in this phrase is a corruption of would. At any rate it is anomalous.

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