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1    a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height  
2    any pocket of air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, as in a pipe  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    a small bag or pouch in a garment for carrying small articles, money, etc.  
2    any bag or pouch or anything resembling this  
a    a cavity or hollow in the earth, etc., such as one containing gold or other ore  
b    the ore in such a place  
4    a small enclosed or isolated area  
a pocket of resistance     
5    any of the six holes with pouches or nets let into the corners and sides of a billiard table  
6    a position in a race in which a competitor is hemmed in  
7      (Australian Rules football)   a player in one of two side positions at the ends of the ground  
back pocket, forward pocket     
8      (S. African)   a bag or sack of vegetables or fruit  
9    in one's pocket   under one's control  
10    in or out of pocket   having made a profit or loss, as after a transaction  
11    line one's pockets   to make money, esp. by dishonesty when in a position of trust  
12    modifier   suitable for fitting in a pocket; small  
a pocket edition     
      vb   , -ets, -eting, -eted   tr  
13    to put into one's pocket  
14    to take surreptitiously or unlawfully; steal  
15    usually passive   to enclose or confine in or as if in a pocket  
16    to receive (an insult, injury, etc.) without retaliating  
17    to conceal or keep back (feelings)  
he pocketed his pride and accepted help     
18      (Billiards, etc.)   to drive (a ball) into a pocket  
19      (U.S.)   (esp. of the President) to retain (a bill) without acting on it in order to prevent it from becoming law  
   See also       pocket veto  
20    to hem in (an opponent), as in racing  
     (C15: from Anglo-Norman poket a little bag, from poque bag, from Middle Dutch poke poke2, bag; related to French poche pocket)  
  pocketable      adj  
  pocketless      adj  

air pocket  
1    a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height  
2    any pocket of air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, as in a pipe  
hip pocket  
      n   a pocket at the back of a pair of trousers  
out of pocket  
      adj   out-of-pocket when prenominal  
1    postpositive   having lost money, as in a commercial enterprise  
2    without money to spend  
3    prenominal   (of expenses) unbudgeted and paid for in cash  
patch pocket  
      n   a pocket on the outside of a garment  
pocket battleship  
      n   a small heavily armoured and armed battle cruiser specially built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament, esp. any of those built by Germany in the 1930s  
pocket billiards  
      n   functioning as sing     (Billiards)  
1       another name for       pool   2       5  
2    any game played on a table in which the object is to pocket the balls, esp. snooker and pool  
pocket borough  
      n   (before the Reform Act of 1832) an English borough constituency controlled by one person or family who owned the land  
   Compare       rotten borough  
pocket gopher  
      n      the full name for       gopher       1  
pocket money  
1      (Brit)   a small weekly sum of money given to children by parents as an allowance  
2    money for day-to-day spending, incidental expenses, etc.  
pocket mouse  
      n   any small mouselike rodent with cheek pouches, of the genus Perognathus, of desert regions of W North America: family Heteromyidae  
pocket veto  
      n     (U.S.)  
1    the action of the President in retaining unsigned a bill passed by Congress within the last ten days of a session and thus causing it to die  
2    any similar action by a state governor or other chief executive  
slash pocket  
      n   a pocket in which the opening is a slit in the seam of a garment  
slit pocket  
      n   a pocket on the underside of a garment, reached through a vertical opening  
      n   modifier     (Chiefly U.S.)   small enough to fit into a waistcoat pocket  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    bag, compartment, hollow, pouch, receptacle, sack  
2    abridged, compact, concise, little, miniature, pint-size(d)     (informal)   portable, potted     (informal)   small  
3    appropriate, cabbage     (Brit. slang)   filch, help oneself to, lift     (informal)   pilfer, purloin, snaffle     (Brit. informal)   steal, take  
4    accept, bear, brook, endure, put up with     (informal)   stomach, swallow, take, tolerate  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
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