Potted herbs on a windowsill.
- An example of potted is a flower plant that has been planted in a container.
- An example of potted is when Uncle Harry drank too many egg nogs at the family Christmas Eve tree trimming party.
- put into a pot: a potted plant
- cooked or preserved in a pot or can
- Slang intoxicated; drunk
- Brit. condensed or summarized, often to the extent of being superficial, overly terse, etc.: potted biographies
- a. Placed in a pot: potted candles.b. Grown in a pot: potted plants.
- Preserved in a pot, can, or jar: potted meat.
- Informal Presenting information in a simplified or abridged form: a potted history of Britain.
- Recorded or taped for repeated use: potted music.
- Unoriginal or hackneyed: potted prose.
- Slang Drunk or intoxicated.
- Simple past tense and past participle of pot.
- (derogatory, informal) Prepared in advance, as though preserved by potting.
- The company released a potted statement.
Adjective meaning "prepared in advance" first used in a published work, by L. Susan Stebbing in her Pelican classic Thinking to some purpose (1939), where "potted thinking" is defined as "a compressed statement to save us the trouble of thinking."