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Meaning of POUCH

Pronunciation:  pawch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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
           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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
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
 

 

 

 

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