Pocket vs Bay - What's the difference?

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Pocket is a related term of bay.

As a noun pocket

is a bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.

As a verb pocket

is to put (something) into a pocket.

As an adjective pocket

is of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.

As an adverb bay is





(en noun)
  • A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.
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  • , title=(w) , chapter=1 citation , passage= “Do I fidget you ?” he asked apologetically, whilst his long bony fingers buried themselves, string, knots, and all, into the capacious pockets of his magnificent tweed ulster.}}
  • Such a receptacle seen as housing someone's money; hence, financial resources.
  • * 2012 , (Simon Heffer), "In Fagin's Footsteps", Literary Review , 403:
  • There was, for much of the period, no cheap public transport; and even the Underground, or one of Shillibeer's horse-drawn omnibuses, was beyond the pocket of many of the poor.
  • (sports, billiards, pool, snooker) An indention and cavity with a net sack or similar structure (into which the balls are to be struck) at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table.
  • An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another.
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  • She knew from avalanche safety courses that outstretched hands might puncture the ice surface and alert rescuers. She knew that if victims ended up buried under the snow, cupped hands in front of the face could provide a small pocket of air for the mouth and nose. Without it, the first breaths could create a suffocating ice mask.
  • (Australia) An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river.
  • (Australian rules football) The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 meters out.
  • (American Football) The region directly behind the offensive line in which the quarterback executes plays.
  • (military) An area where military units are completely surrounded by enemy units.
  • (rugby)
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Matt Stevens was crumpled by Euan Murray in another scrum, allowing Parks to kick for the corner, and when Richie Gray's clean take from the subsequent line-out set up a series of drives under the posts, Parks was back in the pocket to belt over a drop-goal to make it 9-3 at the interval.}}
  • A large bag or sack formerly used for packing various articles, such as ginger, hops, or cowries.
  • (architecture) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, etc.
  • (mining) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
  • (nautical) A strip of canvas sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
  • The pouch of an animal.
  • (bowling) The ideal point where the pins are hit by the bowling ball.
  • Derived terms

    * patch pocket * pocketable * subpocket


    (en verb)
  • To put (something) into a pocket.
  • (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To cause a ball to go into one of the pockets of the table; to complete a shot.
  • (slang) To take and keep (especially money) that which is not one's own.
  • (slang) To shoplift, to steal.
  • To receive (an insult, an affront, etc.) without open resentment, or without seeking redress.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Well, ruffian, I must pocket up these wrongs.


    * (sense) pot * (sense) trouser


  • Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.
  • pocket dictionary
  • Smaller or more compact than usual.
  • Referring to the two initial hole cards.
  • A pocket pair of kings .


    * (of a size suitable for a pocket) pocket-size, pocket-sized

    Derived terms

    * air pocket * burn a hole in one's pocket * fob pocket * line one's pockets * pickpocket * piss in someone's pocket * pocketbook * pocket flask * pocketknife * pocket veto * pocket watch

    See also

    * bag * pouch * purse * sack 1000 English basic words ----



    (wikipedia bay)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) baye, baie, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A berry.
  • , a shrub of the family Lauraceae , having dark green leaves and berries.
  • The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • both you here with many a cursed oth, / Sweare she is yours, and stirre vp bloudie frayes, / To win a willow bough, whilest other weares the bayes .
  • The leaf of this or certain other species of shrub, used as a herb.
  • * Trumbull
  • The patriot's honours and the poet's bays .
  • (US, dialect) A tract covered with bay trees.
  • A kind of mahogany obtained from (Campeche) in Mexico.
  • Synonyms
    * bay laurel, Grecian laurel, laurel, sweet bay, true laurel
    Derived terms
    * bayberry * bay laurel * bay leaf * bay rum * bay rum tree * bay tree * red bay * sweet bay

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) baie, from baia.


    (en noun)
  • (geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
  • A bank or dam to keep back water.
  • Synonyms
    * (body of water) gulf
    Derived terms
    * California bay

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) baie, from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  • An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
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  • The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
  • (nautical) Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  • (rail transport) A bay platform.
  • Shortened form of bay window.
  • Derived terms
    * bay platform * bay window * bomb bay * buggy bay * loading bay

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) bay, combined with aphesized form of abay; verbal form (etyl) baier, abaier.


    (en noun)
  • The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  • (by extension) The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
  • (figuratively) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
  • * (rfdate) (Dryden)
  • Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay .
  • * (rfdate) I. Taylor
  • The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by incessant efforts.
    Derived terms
    * at bay


    (en verb)
  • To howl.
  • * (rfdate) (Dryden)
  • The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed .
  • To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
  • to bay the bear
  • To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
  • Derived terms
    * bay at the moon

    Etymology 5

    From (etyl) baie, from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
  • Derived terms
    * bay cat * bay lynx


  • A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
  • A horse of this color.
  • See also

    * abeyance * badinage * baize * daphne * voe * * *


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