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English noun: pouch

1. pouch (artifact) a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things

Broader (hypernym)bag

Narrower (hyponym)belt bag, mail pouch, mailbag, pocket, sporran, tobacco pouch, waist pack

2. pouch (shape) an enclosed space

SamplesThe trapped miners found a pocket of air.

Synonymspocket, sac, sack

Broader (hypernym)cavity, enclosed space

3. pouch (body) (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)


Broader (hypernym)sac

Narrower (hyponym)atrial auricle, auricle, auricula, auricula atrii, auricular appendage, auricular appendix, cheek pouch, gastric mill, gizzard, marsupium, scrotum, utricle, utriculus, ventriculus

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

English verb: pouch

1. pouch (contact) put into a small bag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bag

2. pouch (contact) send by special mail that goes through diplomatic channels

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)get off, mail

3. pouch (change) swell or protrude outwards

SamplesHis stomach bulged after the huge meal.

Synonymsbulge, protrude

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

Narrower (hyponym)bulk

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