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Pouch definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag to be carried in the pocket.
2. A protuberant belly.
3. The bag or sack of a fowl, as that of the pelican.
POUCH, v.t. To pocket; to save.
1. To swallow; used of fowls, whose crop is called in French, poche.
2. To pout. [Not used.]
POUCH'-MOUTHED, a. Blubber-lipped. [Not used.]
POUL'-DAVIS, n. A sort of sail cloth. [Not used.]
POULE. [See Pool.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
2: an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air" [syn: pouch, sac, sack, pocket]
3: (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican) [syn: pouch, pocket] v
1: put into a small bag
2: send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels
3: swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal" [syn: bulge, pouch, protrude]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English pouche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pocca bag Date: 14th century 1. a small drawstring bag carried on the person 2. a. a bag of small or moderate size for storing or transporting goods; specifically a lockable bag for first-class mail or diplomatic dispatches b. chiefly Scottish pocket c. packet 3. an anatomical structure resembling a pouch pouched adjective II. verb Date: circa 1566 transitive verb 1. to put or form into or as if into a pouch 2. to transmit by pouch intransitive verb 1. to bulge or stick out or down in a manner suggesting a pouch <pouching cheeks> 2. to transmit mail or dispatches by pouch

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a small bag or detachable outside pocket. 2 a baggy area of skin underneath the eyes etc. 3 a a pocket-like receptacle in which marsupials carry their young during lactation. b any of several similar structures in various animals, e.g. in the cheeks of rodents. 4 a soldier's leather ammunition bag. 5 a lockable bag for mail or dispatches. 6 Bot. a baglike cavity, esp. the seed-vessel, in a plant. --v.tr. 1 put or make into a pouch. 2 take possession of; pocket. 3 make (part of a dress etc.) hang like a pouch. Derivatives: pouched adj. pouchy adj. Etymology: ME f. ONF pouche: cf. POKE(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pouch Pouch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pouched; p. pr. & vb. n. Pouching.] 1. To put or take into a pouch. 2. To swallow; -- said of fowls. --Derham. 3. To pout. [Obs.] --Ainsworth. 4. To pocket; to put up with. [R.] --Sir W. Scott.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pouch Pouch, n. [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.] 1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc. 2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: (a) A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials. (c) (Med.) A cyst or sac containing fluid. --S. Sharp. (d) (Bot.) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse. (e) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting. Pouch mouth, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pouches) 1. A pouch is a flexible container like a small bag. N-COUNT 2. The pouch of an animal such as a kangaroo or a koala bear is the pocket of skin on its stomach in which its baby grows. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Bag (small), sack.

Moby Thesaurus

bag, balloon, beetle, belly, belly out, bilge, billow, bouge, bug, bulge, dilate, distend, goggle, jut, overhang, pocket, poke, pooch, pop, pout, project, protrude, purse, reticule, round out, sack, stand out, stick out, swell, swell out

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