Webster 1913 Edition
A small bag; usually, a leathern bag;
pouchfor money; a shot
pouch; a mail
That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as:
A protuberant belly; a paunch; – so called in ridicule.
A sac or bag for carrying food or young;
as, the cheek.
pouchesof certain rodents, and the
A cyst or sac containing fluid.
A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd’s purse.
A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.
a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put or take into a pouch.
To swallow; – said of fowls.
To pocket; to put up with.
Sir W. Scott.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A small bag; usually, a leathern bag to be carried in the pocket.
2.A protuberant belly.
3.The bag or sack of a fowl, as that of the pelican.
1.To swallow; used of fowls, whose crop is called in French, poche.
2.To pout. [Not used.]
pouch (plural pouches)
- A small bag usually closed with a drawstring.
- A pocket in which a marsupial carries its young.
- Any pocket or bag-shaped object, such as a cheek pouch.
- (slang, dated, derogatory) A protuberant belly; a paunch.
- A cyst or sac containing fluid.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of S. Sharp to this entry?)
- (botany) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.
- A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain etc. from shifting.
pocket in which a marsupial carries its young
pouch (third-person singular simple present pouches, present participle pouching, simple past and past participle pouched)
- (transitive) To enclose within a pouch.
- (transitive) To transport within a pouch, especially a diplomatic pouch.
- We pouched the encryption device to our embassy in Beijing.
- (of fowls and fish) To swallow.
- 1713, William Derham, Physico-theology, or a Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God:
- And, to name no more, the common Heron hath its most remarkable Parts adapted to this Service; long Legs for wading; and a long Neck answerable thereto to reach Prey; a wide, extensive Throat to pouch it; long Toes, with strong hooked Talons […]
- 1820, Thomas Frederick Salter, The Trollerʻs Guide: A New and Complete Practical Treatise on the Art of Trolling Or Fishing for Jack and Pike:
- […] } but if they shake the line and move, after they have remained still three or four minutes, you may conclude the fish has pouched the bait and feels the hooks, then wind up your slack and and strike, but not violently, and always mind to keep the point of your rod a little raised while you are playing and killing your fish […]
- (obsolete) To pout.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)
- (obsolete) To pocket; to put up with.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
to transport in a diplomatic pouch