noun Etymology: Middle English walet Date: 14th century 1. a bag for carrying miscellaneous articles while traveling 2. a. a folding pocketbook with compartments for personal papers and usually unfolded paper money; also billfold b. a container that resembles a money wallet: as (1) a usually flexible folding case fitted for carrying specific items (as tools or fishing flies) (2) folder 3 3. resources, funds <
a shopping mall that seems to swallow your wallet — Karen Wright

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • wallet — UK US /ˈwɒlɪt/ noun [C] ► a small case for carrying money, credit cards, and small personal documents: »Using video on your website will motivate potential buyers to get out their wallet. → See also DIGITAL WALLET(Cf. ↑digital wallet) …   Financial and business terms

  • Wallet — Wal let, n. [OE. walet, probably the same word as OE. watel a bag. See {Wattle}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wallet — Le nom est surtout porté dans le Nord Pas de Calais et dans la Somme. Variante : Wallez. C est un diminutif de Walle, qui peut avoir deux sens : soit il désigne un Wallon, soit c est un nom de personne d origine germanique, Wallo (racine walah =… …   Noms de famille

  • wallet — (n.) late 14c., bag, knapsack, of uncertain origin, probably from Old French, perhaps from P.Gmc. *wal roll. Meaning flat case for carrying paper money is first recorded 1834, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • wallet — ► NOUN 1) a pocket sized, flat, folding holder for money and plastic cards. 2) archaic a bag for holding provisions when travelling. ORIGIN probably from a Germanic word related to WELL(Cf. ↑well) …   English terms dictionary

  • wallet — [wô′lit, wä′lit] n. [ME walet < ?] 1. Archaic a knapsack ☆ 2. a flat pocketbook, as of leather, with compartments for paper money, cards, etc.; billfold …   English World dictionary

  • Wallet — A trifold wallet with pockets for notes and cards, and a window to display an identification card A wallet, or billfold, is a small, flat case that is used to carry personal items such as cash, credit cards, identification documents (driver s… …   Wikipedia

  • wallet — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bulging, fat ▪ He pulled a €50 note out of his fat wallet. ▪ empty ▪ leather ▪ CD …   Collocations dictionary

  • Wallet —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Wallet est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Bernard Wallet (1946 ), éditeur français ; Jean Wallet (1930 ), organiste,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wallet — n. 1) a leather wallet 2) (misc.) his wallet was bulging with banknotes * * * [ wɒlɪt] (misc.) his wallet was bulging with banknotes a leather wallet …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wallet — wal|let [ˈwɔlıt US ˈwa: ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Anglo French walet traveler s bag ] 1.) a small flat case, often made of leather, that you carry in your pocket, for holding paper money, bank cards etc American… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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