vest-pocket
adjective Date: 1848 1. adapted to fit into the vest pocket <
a vest-pocket edition of a book
>
2. of very small size or scope

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vest-pocket — [vest′päk΄it] adj. 1. small enough to fit into a vest pocket [a vest pocket dictionary] 2. quite small or compact [a vest pocket park] …   English World dictionary

  • vest-pocket — /vest pok it/, adj. 1. designed to be carried in the pocket of the vest, in a purse, or in a similarly small space; miniature: a vest pocket dictionary. 2. very small: a vest pocket version of Versailles. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • vest-pocket — vest′ pock et adj. 1) designed to be carried in or as if in the pocket of a vest: a vest pocket dictionary[/ex] 2) contained in a small space; compact: a vest pocket park[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • vest pocket — noun a small pocket in a man s vest (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑pocket • Hyponyms: ↑fob, ↑watch pocket * * * vest pocket noun A waistcoat pocket • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • vest-pocket — adjective a) Small enough to be carried in a vest pocket or other small container. She carried a vest pocket copy of the New Testament in her purse at all times. b) By extension, anything smaller than would ordinarily be expected. Levis apartment …   Wiktionary

  • vest-pocket — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : designed or adapted to fit into the vest pocket a vest pocket dictionary 2. : of very small size or scope a vest pocket war …   Useful english dictionary

  • vest pocket — Synonyms and related words: baby, baby sized, bantam, banty, compact, diminutive, duodecimo, handy, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minuscule, pocket, pocket sized, pony, small scale, subminiature, toy, twelvemo …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vest-pocket — adjective N. Amer. small enough to fit into a pocket …   English new terms dictionary

  • vest-pocket — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. small, reduced, miniature, tiny; see little 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • vest-pocket park. — See pocket park. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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