• Pocket Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
- (n.) A bight on a lee shore.
- (n.) A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
- (n.) A socket for receiving the foot of a post, stake, etc.
- (n.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
- (v. t.) To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
- (n.) A hole containing water.
- (n.) A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
- (n.) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
- (n.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
- (n.) One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
- (n.) Same as Pouch.
- (v. t.) To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
- (n.) A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
• Pocket veto Definition & Synonyms
- () The retention by the President of the United States of a bill unsigned so that it does not become a law, in virtue of the following constitutional provision (Const. Art. I., sec. 7, cl. 2): "If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law." Also, an analogous retention of a bill by a State governor.