Pocket vs Dip - What's the difference?

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Pocket is a related term of dip.

As nouns the difference between pocket and dip

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

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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , 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 ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) dippen, from (etyl) dyppan, from (etyl) , Dutch dopen, German taufen.


    (en noun)
  • A lower section of a road or geological feature.
  • There is a dip in the road ahead.
  • Inclination downward; direction below a horizontal line; slope; pitch.
  • The action of dipping or plunging for a moment into a liquid.
  • * Glover
  • the dip of oars in unison
  • A tank or trough where cattle or sheep are immersed in chemicals to kill parasites.
  • A dip stick.
  • A swim, usually a short swim to refresh.
  • I'm going for a dip before breakfast.
  • (colloquial, dated) A pickpocket.
  • * 1906 , Fred L. Boalt, " The Snitcher", McClure's Magazine v.26, p.633
  • The Moocher was a "dip " in a dilettante sort of way, and his particular graft was boarding street-cars with his papers and grabbing women's pocket-books.
  • A sauce for dipping.
  • This onion dip is just scrumptious.
  • (geology) The angle from horizontal of a planar geologic surface, such as a fault line.
  • (archaic) A dipped candle.
  • (Marryat)
    Derived terms
    * lucky dip


  • To lower into a liquid.
  • Dip your biscuit into your tea .
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
  • He dipped the end of a towel in cold water and with it began to flick him on the face, his wife all the while holding her face between her hands and sobbing in a way that was heart breaking to hear.
  • To immerse oneself; to become plunged in a liquid; to sink.
  • * Coleridge
  • The sun's rim dips ; the stars rush out.
  • (of a value or rate) To decrease slightly.
  • To lower a light's beam.
  • Dip your lights as you meet an oncoming car.
  • To lower (a flag), particularly a national ensign, to a partially hoisted position in order to render or to return a salute. While lowered, the flag is said to be “at the dip.” A flag being carried on a staff may be dipped by leaning it forward at an approximate angle of 45 degrees.
  • “The sailor rushed to the flag hoist to dip the flag in return.”
  • To treat cattle or sheep by immersion in chemical solution.
  • The farmer is going to dip the cattle today.
  • To use a dip stick to check oil level in an engine.
  • To consume snuff by placing a pinch behind the lip or under the tongue so that the active chemical constituents of the snuff may be absorbed into the system for their narcotic effect.
  • To immerse for baptism.
  • (Fuller)
  • * Charles Wheatly, A rational illustration of the Book of Common Prayer
  • during the reigns of King James and King Charles I, there were but very few children dipped in the font.
  • To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
  • * Milton
  • A cold shuddering dew / Dips me all o'er.
  • To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
  • * Dryden
  • He was dipt in the rebellion of the Commons.
  • To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; often with out .
  • to dip''' water from a boiler; to '''dip out water
  • To perform the action of plunging a dipper, ladle. etc. into a liquid or soft substance and removing a part.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Whoever dips too deep will find death in the pot.
  • To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
  • * Dryden
  • Live on the use and never dip thy lands.
  • To perform (a bow or curtsey) by inclining the body.
  • To incline downward from the plane of the horizon.
  • Strata of rock dip .
    Derived terms
    * dipper * you don't dip your pen in company ink

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A foolish person.
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