- noun one of several little bags sewn into the inside of a piece of clothing such as a coat, in which you can keep things, e.g. money, handkerchief or keys
- noun a large sack of dry hops
- A recess in a wall to receive an end of a beam.
- A recess in a wall to receive part or all of an architectural item, such as a curtain or folding door.
- The slot on the pulley stile of a double-hung window through which the sash weight is placed in the sash weight channel.
- noun to have made a profit of £25
to have lost £25
- noun a cavity in the body
- noun paper folded like an envelope and glued inside the cover of a book to hold a map or other insert
- noun a type of envelope with a triangular flap
- noun a small bag attached to the inside of a piece of clothing to hold money, keys and other small articles
Origin & History of “pocket”
A pocket is etymologically a ‘small bag’. It comes from Anglo-Norman poket, a diminutive form of poke ‘bag’ (source of English poke ‘bag’ (13th c.), now used only in the expression ‘buy a pig in a poke’). Its Old French equivalent was poche, source of English pouch (14th c.) (and of poach). this was acquired from Frankish *pokka ‘bag’, a derivative of the same Germanic base (*puk-) as produced English pock (whose plural has become pox) and pucker.