- The definition of potted is something that has been put in a pot, or slang for intoxicated.
- 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 so as to be too brief, superficial, 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."
Variant of pot
- 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 of potMiddle English ; from Old English pott, akin to Dutch and amp; French pot ; from Medieval Latin pottus ; from Vulgar Latin potus, drinking cup ; from Classical Latin a drink ; from potare: see potable
transitive verbpotted, potting
- 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
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