Pot meaning

pŏt
Any of various usually domestic containers made of pottery, metal, or glass, as:
  • A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid.
  • A short round container for storing or serving food.
    A jam pot; a mustard pot.
  • A coffeepot.
  • A teapot.
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Potential.
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A vessel used for cooking or storing food, or for growing plants in, especially flowers.
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An artistic or decorative ceramic vessel of any shape.
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A flowerpot.
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A potshot.
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A potshot.
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(poker) The money wagered in poker or similar games.
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(archaic) An iron hat with a broad brim.
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(Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania) A glass of beer, of a size that varies regionally but is normally 10 fl oz (285 ml).
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(slang) A protruding belly; a paunch.
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(slang) Ruin or deterioration.

His prospects went to pot.

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(sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket.
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(slang) A potentiometer.
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(rail transport) A non-conducting, usually ceramic, stand that supports the third rail while keeping it electrically insulated from the ground.
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A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.
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A graphite pot; a melting pot.

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A perforated cask for draining sugar.

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A size of paper; pott.
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To put (something) into a pot.

To pot a plant.

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Potted meat.

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(cue sports) To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.
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(cue sports) To be capable of being potted.

The black ball doesn't pot; the red is in the way.

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To shoot.
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(UK) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
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To drain.

To pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc. with perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off.

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(slang, uncountable) The drug marijuana.
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Something, such as a chimney pot or chamber pot, that resembles a round cooking vessel in appearance or function.
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A trap for eels, other fish, or crustaceans, typically consisting of a wicker or wire basket or cage.
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A common fund to which members of a group contribute.
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A large amount.

Lost a pot of cash in the stock market crash; made pots of money on their investment.

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A potbelly.
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A potty or toilet.
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To place or plant in a pot.

Pot a geranium.

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To preserve (food) in a pot.
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To cook in a pot.
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To shoot (game) for food rather than for sport.
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To shoot with a potshot.
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To win or capture; bag.
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To hit (a ball) into a pocket.
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To take a potshot.
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To make or shape objects from clay, as on a potter's wheel.
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Marijuana.
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A round vessel of any size, made as of metal, earthenware, or glass, used for holding liquids, cooking or preserving food, etc.
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A pot with its contents.
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A pot of liquor; drink; potation.
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To put into a pot.
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To preserve in a pot or jar.
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To cook in a pot.
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To shoot (game) for food instead of for sport.
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To hit or secure by or as by a potshot.
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To secure, win, or capture; bag.
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To take a potshot; shoot.
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Short for potentiometer.
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(POTentiometer) See variable resistor.
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Marijuana. See also controlled substance.
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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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go to pot
  • To go to ruin; deteriorate.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pot

  • Middle English from Old English pott from Vulgar Latin pottus
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English pot, potte, from Old English pott (“a pot"), from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (“pot"), from Proto-Indo-European *budn- (“a type of vessel"). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Pot (“pot"), Dutch pot (“pot"), Low German Pott (“pot"), German Pott (“pot"), Swedish pott (“pot"), Icelandic pottur (“tub, pot").
    From Wiktionary
  • Possibly a shortened form of Mexican Spanish potiguaya (“marijuana leaves") or potaguaya (“cannabis leaves") or potación de guaya literally "˜drink of grief', supposedly denoting a drink of wine or brandy in which marijuana buds were steeped.
    From Wiktionary