American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flat pocket-sized folding case, usually made of leather, for holding paper money, cards, or photographs; a billfold.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long bag with a slit in the middle, and space for the contents at the two ends: a form familiar in silk knitted purses, and revived for larger bags for women's use.
- n. Anything protuberant and swagging. Compare wattle.
- n. A flat bag of leather, with a flap, or a hinged opening with a clasp, at the top: used for tools, etc., or in a small size for carrying coin on the person.
- n. A pocketbook, especially a large one for containing papers, bank-notes laid flat and not folded, and the like.
- n. A small kit carried by anglers. A wallet generally includes thread and needles, aw1, waxed ends, shoemakers' wax, a few hobnails, coarse and fine twine, a pair of small pliers, a file, a spring-balance to weigh fish, court-plaster, shellac varnish, prepared glue, boiled linseed-oil, etc.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a scrip. See scrip
- n. A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.
- n. by extension, slang A person's bank account or assets.
- n. A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.
- n. archaic A bag or pouch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.
- n. A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
- n. Anything protuberant and swagging.
- n. a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
- Middle English walet ("wallet, bag, knapsack"). Of uncertain origin. Possibly from an assumed Old Northern French *walet "bag, knapsack", from Proto-Germanic *wal- (“to roll”). More at walk, well, wallow. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English walet, knapsack, possibly from Old North French *walet, roll, knapsack; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Another gun I am considering checking out that seems a little easier on the wallet is the Mossberg Whitetail Lightning combo.”
“In my wallet is a kind of birthday card presented by the Social Security Administration three months ago when I reached a chronological milestone.”
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“For example, the administrative search of a vehicle when taken to the impound lot after being towed; opening a lost wallet to locate the rightful owner (note, a lost wallet is not abandoned).”
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