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Meaning of POUCH

Pronunciation:  pawch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
  2. [n]  a small or medium size bag-like container for holding or carrying things
  3. [n]  an enclosed space
  4. [v]  swell or protrude outwards; "His eyes bulged with surprise"
  5. [v]  send by pouch
  6. [v]  put into a pouch

POUCH is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bulge, pocket, pocket, protrude, sac, sack
 See Also: atrial auricle, auricle, auricula, auricula atrii, auricular appendage, auricular appendix, bag, bag, bulk, cavity, change form, change shape, cheek pouch, deform, enclosed space, gastric mill, get off, gizzard, mail, mail pouch, mailbag, marsupium, pocket, sac, scrotum, sporran, tobacco pouch, utricle, utriculus, ventriculus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
       (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
       (e) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain,
           etc., from shifting.
    {Pouch mouth}, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.
  2. \Pouch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pouched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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