pocketbook

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pocketbook a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women) "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
    • n pocketbook pocket-sized paperback book
    • n pocketbook a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
    • n pocketbook your personal financial means "that car is too expensive for my pocketbook"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pocketbook A small book or case for carrying papers, money, etc., in the pocket; also, a notebook for the pocket.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pocketbook A book to be carried in the pocket; a note-book.
    • n pocketbook A book worthy to be constantly used, small enough to be carried in the pocket.
    • n pocketbook A small book or pouch, usually of flexible leather, divided into compartments, made for carrying money or memoranda in the pocket
    • n pocketbook Pecuniary resources, especially of one person.
    • n pocketbook A fresh-water mussel, Lampsilis capax or L. ventricosus, which has round valves of great depth.
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Usage

In literature:

I fancy my pocketbook too will be fatter to-morrow morning.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Out came pocketbooks, watches, rings, studs, bracelets, lace pins, and scores of other things.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Finally she got her key from her pocketbook.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
But what for did you bring a pocketbook?
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
Instead of doing as he was urged, after glancing at it, Merry carefully refolded it and placed it in a leather pocketbook.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
A smile, a laugh, a full pocketbook!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
Anne, rummaging in the drawer of her desk, produced a small and shabby pocketbook.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
What message could he bring to this people which would open their hearts and pocketbooks to help in the Lord's great work?
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Perhaps you have one in your pocketbook?
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
And all the while he was slily examining the contents of his pocketbook.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Mr. Rowlandson folded it precisely and put it into his pocketbook.
"Old Valentines" by Munson Aldrich Havens
But she was angry, too, for the pocketbook she had lost contained a good deal of money.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
Embroidered pocketbook of black silk with flowers in bright colors.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
Pass down that pocketbook.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
I went to my friends the next morning, and got my share of the spoil money, and my pocketbook that I had been robbed of.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
And in my pocketbook $400, the proceeds from the sale of the postcards.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
I handed Newcomb his pocketbook and baggage.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
Charles took up the pocketbook and went through it.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
It's a state of pocketbook.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
At last he pulled out his pocketbook.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
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In poetry:

The untidy lady revivalist
For whom the good Lord provides (He gave
Her a pocketbook, a pearl hatpin
And seven winter coats last August)
Prays under her breath that she may save
The art students in West Berlin.
"On Deck" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

How the helium shortage will affect your party and your pocketbook .
The Padres opened the pocketbook for draft picks.
Recycling aids the planet and your pocketbook .
These President's Day deals are easy on the pocketbook ANDREW M SEDER Steals & Deals.
When in doubt on election day, vote with your pocketbook .
A pocketbook full of memories.
GOP sees fertile ground in taxes, pocketbook issues.
GOP may be able to appeal to voters on taxes, pocketbook issues, King says.
WASHINGTON — Kitchen table worries pushed ahead of the war in Iraq over the past month, a shift toward pocketbook issues that has gained currency as the election year dawns.
Farmers Say This Year's Harvest Will Hit the Pocketbook Hard.
No-Sew, Fancy Kids' Pocketbook How-To 1.
Power to the people, their pocketbook.
The Effects of Obesity on Your Pocketbook.
Invasive species hit your pocketbook.
Pocketbook status quo for British queen and Southern mamma.
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In science:

Stegun, Pocketbook of mathematical functions, Verlag Harri Deutsch, Thun-Frankfurt am Main, 1984.
One-dimensional stochastic growth and Gaussian ensembles of random matrices
Stegun, Pocketbook of mathematical functions, Verlag Harri Deutsch, Thun-Frankfurt am Main, 1984.
Non-intersecting random walks in the neighborhood of a symmetric tacnode
Stegun, Pocketbook of mathematical functions, Verlag Harri Deutsch, ThunFrankfurt am Main, 1984. 2. T.
Free energy fluctuations for directed polymers in random media in 1+1 dimension
Pocketbook of Mathematical Functions, (abridged edition of Handbook of Mathematical Functions), M.
Multiscalar production amplitudes beyond threshold
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