Pocket vs Void - What's the difference?

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Pocket is a related term of void.


As nouns the difference between pocket and void

is that pocket is a bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items while void is an empty space; a vacuum or void can be .

As verbs the difference between pocket and void

is that pocket is to put (something) into a pocket while void is (label) to make invalid or worthless.

As adjectives the difference between pocket and void

is that pocket is of a size suitable for putting into a pocket while void is containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.

pocket

English

Noun

(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

    Verb

    (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.

    Synonyms

    * (sense) pot * (sense) trouser

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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 .

    Synonyms

    * (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 ----

    void

    English

    (wikipedia void)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) vuit'', ''voide (modern vide).

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.
  • * Bible, Genesis i. 2
  • The earth was without form, and void .
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll get me to a place more void .
  • * Massinger
  • I'll chain him in my study, that, at void hours, / I may run over the story of his country.
  • Having no incumbent; unoccupied; said of offices etc.
  • * Camden
  • divers great offices that had been long void
  • Being without; destitute; devoid.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xi. 12
  • He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.
  • Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.
  • * Bible, Isa. lv. 11
  • [My word] shall not return to me void , but it shall accomplish that which I please.
  • * Bible, Jer. xix. 7
  • I will make void the counsel of Judah.
  • Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification.
  • null and void
  • Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • idol, void and vain
  • (computing, programming, of a function or method) That does not return a value.
  • * 2005 , Craig Larman, Applying UML and patterns
  • In particular, the roll method is void — it has no return value.
  • * 2007 , Andrew Krause, Foundations of GTK+ Development
  • The return value can safely be ignored if it is a void function.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An empty space; a vacuum.
  • Nobody has crossed the void since one man died trying three hundred years ago; it's high time we had another go.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, / And fills up all the mighty void of sense.
  • (astronomy) An extended region of space containing no galaxies
  • (materials science) A collection of adjacent vacancies inside a crystal lattice.
  • (fluid mechanics) A pocket of vapour inside a fluid flow, created by cavitation.
  • Synonyms
    * pore * bubble

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To make invalid or worthless.
  • :
  • * (1609-1674)
  • *:It was become a practiceto void the security that was at any time given for money so borrowed.
  • *(w) (1643-1715)
  • *:after they had voided the obligation of the oath he had taken
  • To empty.
  • :
  • To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge.
  • :
  • *
  • *:You, that did void your rheum upon my beard, And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur
  • *(John Webster) (c.1580-c.1634)
  • *:With shovel, like a fury, voided out / The earth and scattered bones.
  • *(Isaac Barrow) (1630-1677)
  • *:a watchful application of mind in voiding prejudices
  • To withdraw, depart.
  • *:
  • *:BY than come in to the feld kynge Ban as fyers as a lyon/ Ha a said kyng Lot we must be discomfyte / for yonder I see the moste valyaunt knyght of the world / and the man of the most renoume / for suche ij bretheren as is kyng Ban & kyng bors ar not lyuynge / wherfore we must nedes voyde or deye
  • To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave.
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  • *
  • *:If they will fight with us, bid them come down, / Or void the field.
  • Synonyms
    * (make invalid or worthless) annul, cancel * evacuate

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of (voidee).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • * 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 68:
  • Late on the final evening, as the customary ‘void ’ – spiced wine and sweetmeats – was served, more elaborate disguisings in the great hall culminated in the release of a flock of white doves.

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