American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small bag often closing with a drawstring and used especially for carrying loose items in one's pocket.
- n. A bag or sack used to carry mail or diplomatic dispatches.
- n. A leather bag or case for carrying powder or small-arms ammunition.
- n. A sealed plastic or foil container used in packaging frozen or dehydrated food.
- n. Something resembling a bag in shape: one's pouches under one's eyes.
- n. Zoology A saclike structure, such as the cheek pockets of the gopher or the external abdominal pocket in which marsupials carry their young.
- n. Anatomy A pocketlike space in the body: the pharyngeal pouch.
- n. Scots A pocket.
- n. Archaic A purse for small coins.
- v. To place in or as if in a pouch; pocket.
- v. To cause to resemble a pouch.
- v. To swallow. Used of certain birds or fishes.
- v. To assume the form of pouch or pouchlike cavity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag or sack of any sort; especially, a poke or pocket, or something answering the same purpose, as the bag carried at the girdle in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and serving as a purse to carry small articles.
- n. A mail-pouch. See mail-bag.
- n. In zoology, a dilated or sac-like part, capable of containing something. A sac-like dilatation of the cheeks, commonly called
cheek-pouch. See cheek-pouch, and cuts under Geomysand Perognathus.
- n. In botany, a silicle; also, some other purselike vessel, as the sac at the base of some petals.
- n. In anatomy, a cæcum, especially when dilated or saccular, or some similar sac or recess. See cut under lamprey.
- n. A bag for shot or bullets; hence, after the introduction of cartridges, a cartridge-box.
- n. A small bulkhead or partition in a ship's hold to prevent grain or other loose cargo from shifting.
- To pocket; put into a pouch or pocket; inclose as in a pouch or sack.
- To swallow, as a bird or fish.
- To pocket; submit quietly to.
- To fill the pockets of; provide with money.
- To purse up.
- To form a pouch; bag.
- n. A small bag usually closed with a drawstring
- n. A pocket in which a marsupial carries its young
- n. Any pocket or bag shaped object; as, a cheek pouch
- v. transitive To enclose within a pouch.
- v. transitive To transport within a pouch, especially a diplomatic pouch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag
- n. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch.
- n. A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule.
- n. (Zoöl.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young.
- n. (Med.) A cyst or sac containing fluid.
- n. (Bot.) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.
- n. A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.
- v. To put or take into a pouch.
- v. To swallow; -- said of fowls.
- v. obsolete To pout.
- v. rare To pocket; to put up with.
- v. put into a small bag
- v. swell or protrude outwards
- n. an enclosed space
- n. (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
- v. send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels
- n. a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
- From Old Northern French pouche, borrowed from Old French poche, puche (whence French poche; compare also the Anglo-Norman variant poke), of Germanic origin: from Old Low Franconian *poka (“pouch”) (compare Middle Dutch poke, Old English pocca, dialectal German Pfoch) or Frankish. Compare pocket, poke. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The end of a metaphysical debate timprov: So if you make something that's half muffin and half kangaroo, but then you only frost it inside the pouch, is it a muffin or a cupcake?”
“She wore a small buckskin pouch like a locket on neck with the Thoreau newspaper scrap in it and told Trefethan she wished the Thoreau man would happen along so she could marry him.”
“While Europeans are experimenting with milk in pouch style packaging, Walmart's discount club store Sam's Club is switching its gallon milk packaging to a square case-less jug.”
“Method's refill pouch is now widely available across the country and according to Method's Katie Molinari will be expanding into other forms of their liquid soaps by March.”
“Wrapping a lap band around a gastric pouch is an operation that makes no sense and they have just multiplied the problems of a gastric bypass by the problems of the band for limited if any benifit.”
“A group of four hospitals, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, are starting a large-scale study this spring examining how children respond to various types of weight-loss surgery, including the gastric bypass, in which a pouch is stapled off from the rest of the stomach and connected to the small intestine.”
“So, I went tromping out to get some weather features and test a new camera rain pouch (it's a Pelican collapsible rain pouch and soft-sided blimp - two thumbs up).”
“Moreover there fell to me last night a pair of saddle-bags, full of gold, and a young lady worth more than the money in pouch; and I have left all that with my mother in the cave.”
“Then he put hand in pouch, but found not a single dirham and said to”
“Take it out and throw it to them and spare not; for as often as thou thrustest fingers in pouch thou shalt find it full of coin.”
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