• WordNet 3.6
    • n wallet a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets
    • Wallet A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack. "His hood] was trussed up in his walet ."
    • Wallet A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.
    • Wallet Anything protuberant and swagging. "Wallets of flesh."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wallet A long bag with a slit in the middle, and space for the contents at the two ends: a form familiar in silk knitted purses, and revived for larger bags for women's use.
    • n wallet Anything protuberant and swagging. Compare wattle.
    • n wallet A flat bag of leather, with a flap, or a hinged opening with a clasp, at the top: used for tools, etc., or in a small size for carrying coin on the person.
    • n wallet A pocketbook, especially a large one for containing papers, bank-notes laid flat and not folded, and the like.
    • n wallet A small kit carried by anglers. A wallet generally includes thread and needles, aw1, waxed ends, shoemakers' wax, a few hobnails, coarse and fine twine, a pair of small pliers, a file, a spring-balance to weigh fish, court-plaster, shellac varnish, prepared glue, boiled linseed-oil, etc.
    • n wallet In heraldry, a bearing representing a scrip. See scrip
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wallet wol′et a bag for carrying necessaries on a journey: a knapsack: a pocket-book: a bag for tools:
    • n Wallet wol′et (Shak.) anything protuberant.
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  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.”
  • Frank Dane
    “The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet.”
  • Fern Naito
    Fern Naito
    “When you've got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. walet, probably the same word as OE. watel, a bag. See Wattle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. walet, possibly from watel, a bag.


In literature:

Wallet = sako, tornistro.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
They filled their wallets with bread and cold meat and left at night.
"The House of the Combrays" by G. le Notre
From one of the spaces of the wallet he drew out a small black box, removed the lid and held out the card.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Our wallets is barren uv postal currency, and the grocery-keepers mourn, and refuse to be comforted, becoz we are not.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
His staff and his wallet are all he is entitled to.
"Sunrise" by William Black
So I drew out my wallet.
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
Exceptin' of some loose change, what he paid me 's all I got with me,' I says, takin' out my wallet.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
This sash I found very useful, for I used it as a wallet or hold-all.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
Jerome took an old wallet from his pocket.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
My wallet was robbed of one paper, which contained a list of names, but nothing else.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green

In poetry:

I filled my wallet with white stones,
I took three foxgloves in my hand,
I slung my shoes across my back,
And so I went to fairyland.
"Modern Elfland" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Twice came others, in his wallet
Thrusting bread and meat, and said:
"Now away, why stand you troubling,
Here you cannot make your bed."
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Wee Willie Gray, and his leather wallet,
Twice a lily-flower will be him sark and cravat;
Feathers of a flee wad feather up his bonnet,
Feathers of a flee wad feather up his bonnet.
"Wee Willie Gray" by Robert Burns
His blessing be with me for ever!
My hope and doubt were hard to sever.
--That altered face, those holy weeds.
I filled his wallet and kissed his beads,
And lost his echoing feet for ever.
"San Lorenzo Giustiniani's Mother" by Alice Meynell
An armful of roses - trade's beautiful white dress, with life's mumbling between the toes
and everything moves like game
between the wallets.
Today, in day, who knows what the heart costs?
"“An armful of roses - trade's”" by Gunnar Bjorling-other
Then from his bulging wallet he
A photograph with pride displayed,
His charming wife and children three,
When suddenly he was dismayed
To hear her say: 'These notes you've got,—
I want the lot.'
"The Pretty Lady" by Robert W Service

In news:

Police say two women were caught on camera stealing the wallet of a bridal shop owner.
And most of the agenda has a direct bearing on Americans' wallets.
WHEN FEDERAL AGENTS searched New Discoveries Handbags on South Street last December, they found more than 3,000 purses, handbags, apparel, wallets, jewelry and other fashion accessories.
According to a release from the post office, the 40-year veteran letter carrier checked inside the wallet for identification.
That no-fee, no-risk, no-interest card is one of the smartest things you can carry in your wallet.
These 25 lunch ideas will keep both your tummy and your wallet full.
Mailman Stunned When Lost Wallet Is Returned.
(KUTV) A Kansas mail carrier is breathing a big sigh of relief after losing his wallet with hundreds of dollars in it.
In fact, he had a mortgage payment of $1300 in the wallet when he lost it on his route.
Fatima Leiva and Edwin Mancia had forded the Rio Grande into Texas only hours earlier--so recently, Mancia's wallet was still wet.
"He organizes my wallet ($950, lousvuitton.com)".
Iverson's taste in bling bigger than his wallet.
Well, now my wallet-sized iPod can easily juggle 160 gigs of tunes.
Mervyns brings joy to the wallet with affordable yuletide glamour.
I found and finished this sweet little zippy wallet from Noodlehead in less than an hour.

In science:

Wallet, “One-loop beta functions for the orientable non-commutative Gross-Neveu model,” arXiv:hep-th/0701170.
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
With futuristic, but not impossible technology, Alice and Bob could have their entangled qubits in appropriate wallets and could establish a totally secure communication at any time, without even having to know where the partner is located (provided they can communicate classically).
Quantum Cryptography
Cagnache, Eric; D’Andrea, Francesco; Martinetti, Pierre; Wallet, Jean-Christophe (2011).
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
Factor analysis (FA) is a suitable way to represent the correlated observed variables with fewer non-correlated variables of less in number (Wallet & Dussert 1998).
New Statistical Results on the Angular Distribution of Gamma-Ray Bursts
Goursac A., Wallet J.-C., Wulkenhaar R., Noncommutative induced gauge theory, Eur.
Gauge Theories on Deformed Spaces