pot definition by Webster's New World
- a round vessel of any size, made of metal, earthenware, or glass, used for holding liquids, cooking or preserving food, etc.
- a pot with its contents
- a pot of liquor; drink; potation
- flowerpot, lobster pot, chimney pot, etc.
- chamber pot
- Slang a toilet: with the
- all the money bet at a single time; pool; kitty
- a large amount, as of money
- Informal a potshot
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English pott, akin to Dutch and amp; French pot ; from Midieval Latin pottus ; from Vulgar Latin potus, drinking cup ; from Classical Latin a drink ; from potare: see potable
- to put into a pot
- to preserve in a pot or jar
- to cook in a pot
- to shoot (game) for food instead of for sport
- to hit or secure by or as by a potshot
- Informal to secure, win, or capture; bag
Origin: contr. ; from American Spanish potiguaya
pot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various usually domestic containers made of pottery, metal, or glass, as:a. A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid.b. A short round container for storing or serving food: a jam pot; a mustard pot.c. A coffeepot.d. A teapot.
- a. Such a container and its contents: a pot of stew; brewed a pot of coffee.b. A potful.
- a. A large drinking cup; a tankard.b. A drink of liquor contained in such a cup.
- An artistic or decorative ceramic vessel of any shape.
- A flowerpot.
- Something, such as a chimney pot or chamber pot, that resembles a round cooking vessel in appearance or function.
- A trap for eels, other fish, or crustaceans, typically consisting of a wicker or wire basket or cage.
- Games a. The total amount staked by all the players in one hand at cards. See Synonyms at bet.b. The area on a card table where stakes are placed.c. A shot in billiards or related games intended to send a ball into a pocket.
- Informal A common fund to which members of a group contribute.
- Informal A large amount. Often used in the plural: made pots of money on their investment.
- Informal A potshot.
- Informal A potbelly.
- Informal A potty or toilet.
- See potentiometer.
- To place or plant in a pot: pot a geranium.
- To preserve (food) in a pot.
- To cook in a pot.
- To shoot (game) for food rather than for sport.
- Informal To shoot with a potshot.
- Informal To win or capture; bag.
- Games To hit (a ball) into a pocket.
- Informal To take a potshot.
- To make or shape objects from clay, as on a potter's wheel.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English pott, from Vulgar Latin *pottus.
Origin: Origin unknown.
pot - Computer Definition
Synonymous with POP (Point Of Presence). The point at which an interexchange carrier (IXC) establishes a physical presence in a geographic area, and at which the local exchange carriers (LECs) terminate access services. See also LEC, IXC, and POP.
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