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pot 1

 (pŏt)
n.
1. 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.
2.
a. Such a container and its contents: a pot of stew; brewed a pot of coffee.
b. A potful.
3.
a. A large drinking cup; a tankard.
b. A drink of liquor contained in such a cup.
4. An artistic or decorative ceramic vessel of any shape.
5. A flowerpot.
6. Something, such as a chimney pot or chamber pot, that resembles a round cooking vessel in appearance or function.
7. A trap for eels, other fish, or crustaceans, typically consisting of a wicker or wire basket or cage.
8. Games
a. The total amount staked by all the players in one hand in cards.
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.
9. Informal A common fund to which members of a group contribute.
10. often pots Informal A large amount: lost a pot of cash in the stock market crash; made pots of money on their investment.
11. Informal A potshot.
12. Informal A potbelly.
13. Informal A potty or toilet.
v. pot·ted, pot·ting, pots
v.tr.
1. To place or plant in a pot: pot a geranium.
2. To preserve (food) in a pot.
3. To cook in a pot.
4. To shoot (game) for food rather than for sport.
5. Informal To shoot with a potshot.
6. Informal To win or capture; bag.
7. Games To hit (a ball) into a pocket.
v.intr.
1. Informal To take a potshot.
2. To make or shape objects from clay, as on a potter's wheel.

[Middle English, from Old English pott, from Vulgar Latin *pottus.]

pot 2

 (pŏt)
n. Slang
Marijuana.

[Origin unknown.]

pot

(pɒt)
n
1. (Cookery) a container made of earthenware, glass, or similar material; usually round and deep, often having a handle and lid, used for cooking and other domestic purposes
2. short for flowerpot, teapot
3. (Units) the amount that a pot will hold; potful
4. a chamber pot, esp a small one designed for a baby or toddler
5. (Ceramics) a handmade piece of pottery
6. (Brewing) a large mug or tankard, as for beer
7. Austral any of various measures used for serving beer
8. (General Sporting Terms) informal a cup or trophy, esp of silver, awarded as a prize in a competition
9. (Card Games) the money or stakes in the pool in gambling games, esp poker
10. (often plural) informal a large amount, esp of money
11. (Fishing) a wicker trap for catching fish, esp crustaceans: a lobster pot.
12. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker a shot by which a ball is pocketed
13. (Building) chiefly Brit short for chimneypot
14. (Commerce) informal US a joint fund created by a group of individuals or enterprises and drawn upon by them for specified purposes
15. (Hunting) hunting See pot shot
16. (Anatomy) See potbelly
17. go to pot to go to ruin; deteriorate
vb (mainly tr) , pots, potting or potted
18. (Horticulture) to set (a plant) in a flowerpot to grow
19. (Cookery) to put or preserve (goods, meat, etc) in a pot
20. (Cookery) to cook (food) in a pot
21. (Hunting) to shoot (game) for food rather than for sport
22. (Hunting) to shoot (game birds or animals) while they are on the ground or immobile rather than flying or running
23. (Hunting) (also intr) to shoot casually or without careful aim at (an animal, etc)
24. to sit (a baby or toddler) on a chamber pot
25. (Ceramics) (also intr) to shape clay as a potter
26. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker to pocket (a ball)
27. informal to capture or win; secure
[Late Old English pott, from Medieval Latin pottus (unattested), perhaps from Latin pōtus a drink; compare Middle Low German pot, Old Norse pottr]

pot

(pɒt)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. Scot and Northern English dialect a deep hole or pothole
b. (capital when part of a name): Pen-y-Ghent Pot.
[C14: perhaps identical with pot1 but possibly of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish dialect putt water hole, pit]

pot

(pɒt)
n
(Recreational Drugs) slang cannabis used as a drug in any form, such as leaves (marijuana or hemp) or resin (hashish)
[C20: perhaps shortened from Mexican Indian potiguaya]

pot

(pɒt)
n
(General Physics) informal short for potentiometer

pot1

(pɒt)

n., v. pot•ted, pot•ting. n.
1. a container of earthenware, metal, etc., usu. round and deep and having a handle or handles and often a lid, used for cooking, serving, and other purposes.
2. such a container with its contents: a pot of stew.
4. a container of liquor or other drink: a pot of ale.
5. liquor or other drink.
6. a cagelike vessel for trapping fish, lobsters, etc., typically made of wood, wicker, or wire.
8. a large sum of money.
9. all the money bet at a single time; pool.
10. potshot.
11. potbelly.
v.t.
12. to put or transplant into a pot.
13. to preserve (food) in a pot.
14. to cook in a pot.
15.
a. to shoot (game birds) on the ground or water, or (game animals) at rest, instead of in flight or running.
b. to shoot for food, not for sport.
Idioms:
go to pot, to become ruined; deteriorate.
[1150–1200; Middle English pott (compare potter1)]

pot2

(pɒt)

n.
Slang. marijuana.
[1935–40, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

Pot

 a mass-like material filling a pot-hole; a large sum of money; a conventional quantity or measure; a gallon measure, 1545.
Examples: pot of ale, 1724; of apples (five pecks), 1681; of butter (14 lb.), 1662; of coins, 1886; of jelly, 1587; of money, 1621; of mutiny, 1858; of porter, 1833; of sugar (70 lb.), 1775; of tea, 1773; of wine, 1535.

pot


Past participle: potted
Gerund: potting

Imperative
pot
pot
Present
I pot
you pot
he/she/it pots
we pot
you pot
they pot
Preterite
I potted
you potted
he/she/it potted
we potted
you potted
they potted
Present Continuous
I am potting
you are potting
he/she/it is potting
we are potting
you are potting
they are potting
Present Perfect
I have potted
you have potted
he/she/it has potted
we have potted
you have potted
they have potted
Past Continuous
I was potting
you were potting
he/she/it was potting
we were potting
you were potting
they were potting
Past Perfect
I had potted
you had potted
he/she/it had potted
we had potted
you had potted
they had potted
Future
I will pot
you will pot
he/she/it will pot
we will pot
you will pot
they will pot
Future Perfect
I will have potted
you will have potted
he/she/it will have potted
we will have potted
you will have potted
they will have potted
Future Continuous
I will be potting
you will be potting
he/she/it will be potting
we will be potting
you will be potting
they will be potting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been potting
you have been potting
he/she/it has been potting
we have been potting
you have been potting
they have been potting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been potting
you will have been potting
he/she/it will have been potting
we will have been potting
you will have been potting
they will have been potting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been potting
you had been potting
he/she/it had been potting
we had been potting
you had been potting
they had been potting
Conditional
I would pot
you would pot
he/she/it would pot
we would pot
you would pot
they would pot
Past Conditional
I would have potted
you would have potted
he/she/it would have potted
we would have potted
you would have potted
they would have potted

pot

1. Scoring stroke in which the object ball is hit into a pocket.
2. Scoring stroke in which the object ball is knocked into a pocket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deeppot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
caldron, cauldron - a very large pot that is used for boiling
coffeepot - tall pot in which coffee is brewed
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
dixie - a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps
Dutch oven - iron or earthenware cooking pot; used for stews
kettle, boiler - a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
marmite - a large pot especially one with legs used e.g. for cooking soup
pottle - a pot that holds 2 quarts
saucepot - a cooking pot that has handles on either side and tight fitting lid; used for stewing or boiling
stockpot - a pot used for preparing soup stock
teapot - pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle
urn - a large pot for making coffee or tea
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
2.pot - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urinationpot - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
flushless toilet - a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory - a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
potty chair, potty seat - toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
toilet seat - the hinged seat on a toilet
3.pot - the quantity contained in a potpot - the quantity contained in a pot  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
4.pot - a container in which plants are cultivatedpot - a container in which plants are cultivated
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
planter - a decorative pot for house plants
5.pot - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentpot - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
6.pot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)pot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
7.pot - slang for a paunchpot - slang for a paunch      
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
8.pot - a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
potential divider, voltage divider - resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
9.pot - street names for marijuanapot - street names for marijuana    
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
Verb1.pot - plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
embed, imbed, implant, plant, engraft - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
repot - put in a new, usually larger, pot; "The plant had grown and had to be repotted"

pot

noun
1. container, bowl, pan, vessel, basin, vase, jug, cauldron, urn, utensil, crock, skillet metal cooking pots use a large terracotta pot or a wooden tub
2. jackpot, bank, prize, stakes, purse The pot for this Saturday's draw stands at over £18 million.
3. kitty, funds, pool If there is more money in the pot, all the members will benefit proportionally.
4. paunch, beer belly or gut (informal), spread (informal), corporation (informal), gut, bulge, spare tyre (Brit. slang), potbelly He's already developing a pot from all the beer he drinks.
go to pot decline, slump, deteriorate, worsen, go downhill (informal), go to the dogs (informal), run to seed, go to rack and ruin This neighbourhood is really going to pot.

pot

noun
Something risked on an uncertain outcome:
ante, bet, stake (often used in plural), wager.
Translations
إناءإِناءطنجرةقدروعاء، إبْريق
hrneckvětináčzasadit do květináče
grydekandeplantepotte=-gryde
TopfEinsatzeintopfenetwas in einen Topf werfenGras
kattilamertapatapottipussittaa
lonac
edényfazékmarihuána
planta/rækta í pottipottur, ketill
深鍋
단지통발항아리
aklas šūvisindeliskonservuotas indelyjepasodintaspuodas
iestādīt puķupodākannakatlspods
oală
hrnieczasadiť do kvetináča
čajnikcvetlični lončekkanglicakozareclonec
kotaolonacšerpa
grytakruka
หม้อ
kapsaksıya dikmektencere
nồi

pot

1 [pɒt]
A. N
1. (for cooking) → cazuela f, olla f (LAm); (for jam) → tarro m, pote m (S. Cone); (for flowers) → tiesto m, maceta f; (= teapot) → tetera f; (= coffee pot) → cafetera f; (= chamber pot) → orinal m; (= piece of pottery) → cacharro m
pots and pansbatería fsing de cocina, cacharros mpl
to keep the pot boiling (= earn living) → ganarse la vida; (= make things progress) → mantener las cosas en marcha
to go to potirse al traste
that's the pot calling the kettle blackel puchero le dijo a la sartén -apártate que me tiznas
2. (= potful) → cazuela f
a pot of coffee for twocafé m para dos
to make a pot of teahacer el té
3. (Cards) → pozo m (esp US) (= kitty) → bote m
4. pots (= lots) we have pots of ittenemos montones
to have pots of moneyestar forrado de dinero
5. (Sport) (= prize) → copa f
6. (Snooker, Billiards) → billa f
7. (= shot) he took a pot at the wolfdisparó contra el lobo
8. (= stomach) → panza f, barriga f
B. VT
1. [+ jam, meat, etc] → conservar en tarros
2. [+ plant] → poner en tiesto or maceta (also to pot up) [+ seedling] → enmacetar
3. (Snooker, Billiards) → meter en la tronera
4. (= shoot) [+ duck, pheasant] → matar
C. VI (= shoot) to pot at sbdisparar sobre algn
D. CPD pot belly N (from overeating) → panza f; (from malnutrition) → barriga f hinchada
pot cheese N (US) → requesón m
pot herb Nhierba f aromática
pot luck N to take pot luckconformarse con lo que haya
pot plant Nplanta f de interior
pot roast Ncarne f asada a la cazuela
pot shot Ntiro m al azar
to take a pot shot at sthdisparar contra algo al azar
see also pot-bellied, pot-roast

pot

2 [pɒt] N (= marijuana) → maría f, chocolate m, mota f (LAm)

pot

[ˈpɒt]
n
(also cooking pot) → cocotte f (= saucepan) → casserole f
the pots and pans → la batterie de cuisine
it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black → c'est l'hôpital qui se moque de la charité
(for plants)pot m
(also teapot) → théière f
(also coffee pot) → cafetière f
a pot of coffee → un pot de café
(= container) (for jam, marmalade)pot m; (for paint)pot m
a pot of jam → un pot de confiture
a pot of red paint → un pot de peinture rouge
(British) pots of → plein de
pots of money → de l'argent à la pelle
(= piece of pottery) → poterie f
(= marijuana) → herbe f, shit m
to smoke pot → fumer de l'herbe or du shit
to go to pot → partir à vau-l'eau
vt
[+ plant, cuttings] → mettre en pot
(in snooker, billiards) [+ ball] → mettre, blouser

pot

n
Topf m; (= teapot, coffee pot)Kanne f; (dated: = tankard) → Krug m; (= lobster pot)Korb m; (= chimneypot)Kaminaufsatz m; pots and pansTöpfe und Pfannen; a pint pot˜ ein Humpen m; to keep the pot boiling (= earn living)dafür sorgen, dass der Schornstein raucht (inf); (= keep sth going)den Betrieb aufrechterhalten; that’s (a case of) the pot calling the kettle black (prov) → ein Esel schimpft den anderen Langohr (prov); to go to pot (inf) (person, business) → auf den Hund kommen (inf); (plan, arrangement) → ins Wasser fallen (inf)
(inf: = large amount) to have pots of money/timemassenhaft (inf)or jede Menge (inf)Geld/Zeit haben
(inf: = important person) a big potein hohes Tier (inf)
(inf: = marijuana) → Pot nt (sl)
(Cards: = pool) → Topf m, → Pott m
(inf: = prize, cup) → Topf m (inf)
(= potshot)Schuss maufs Geratewohl
(inf: = potbelly) → Spitzbauch m
vt
meateinmachen, einkochen; jameinfüllen
planteintopfen
(= shoot) gameschießen
(Billiards) balleinlochen
(inf) babyauf den Topf setzen
vi
to pot atschießen auf (+acc)
(inf: = make pottery) → töpfern (inf)

pot

:
potbellied
adj personspitzbäuchig; (through hunger) → blähbäuchig; pot pigHängebauchschwein nt; pot stoveKanonenofen m
potbelly
n (= stomach) (from overeating) → Spitzbauch m; (from malnutrition) → Blähbauch m; (= stove)Kanonenofen m
potboiler
pot-bound
adj planteingewachsen
pot cheese
adj (US) = cottage cheese

pot

:
potherb
nKüchenkraut nt
potholder
n (US) → Topflappen m
pothole
n
(in road) → Schlagloch nt
(Geol) → Höhle f
potholed
adjvoller Schlaglöcher; workmen are already beginning to mend the pot roadsArbeiter haben schon damit begonnen, die Schlaglöcher in den Straßen auszubessern
potholer
nHöhlenforscher(in) m(f)
potholing
pothook
n
(for pot) → Kesselhaken m
(in writing) → Krakel m
pothunter
n
(Sport) → unwaidmännischer Jäger
(for prizes) → Pokalsammler(in) m(f)

pot

:
pot luck
n to take potnehmen, was es gerade gibt; we took pot and went to the nearest pubwir gingen aufs Geratewohl in die nächste Kneipe
potluck dinner
n (esp US) großes Abendessen, bei dem sich alle Anwesenden selbst mitgebrachte Speisen teilen
potpie
n (US) → in einer Auflaufform gebackene Pastete
pot plant
nTopfpflanze f

pot

:
pot roast
nSchmorbraten m
vtschmoren
potsherd
n (Archeol) → Scherbe f
pot shot
nSchuss maufs Geratewohl; to take a pot at somebody/somethingaufs Geratewohl auf jdn/etw schießen; (fig inf: = criticize) → jdn/etw herunterputzen (inf)

pot

[pɒt]
1. n
a. (for cooking) → pentola, casseruola; (teapot) → teiera; (coffeepot) → caffettiera; (for jam) → vasetto, barattolo; (piece of pottery) → ceramica; (for plants) → vaso
pots and pans → pentole
to go to pot (fam) (plans, business) → andare in malora (person) → lasciarsi andare
b. (potful) a pot of jamun vasetto di marmellata
a pot of tea for two, please → tè per due, per piacere
c. pots of (fam) → un sacco di
to have pots of money → avere quattrini a palate
d. (fam) (marijuana) → erba
2. vt
a. (plant) → mettere in un vaso, invasare; (jam) → mettere nei vasetti
b. (shoot, pheasant, rabbit) → ammazzare
c. (Billiards) → mandare in buca or biglia

pot

(pot) noun
any one of many kinds of deep container used in cooking, for holding food, liquids etc or for growing plants. a cooking-pot; a plant-pot; a jam-pot; The waiter brought her a pot of tea.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpotted
to plant in a pot.
ˈpotted adjective
1. (of food) pressed into a pot or jar in order to preserve it. potted meat.
2. contained in a pot. a potted plant.
3. brief; summarized. a potted history of Britain.
ˈpothole noun
1. a hole or cave made in rock by the action of swirling water.
2. a hole worn in a road-surface.
ˈpot-shot noun
an easy or casual shot that doesn't need careful aim. He took a pot-shot at a bird on the fence.
take pot luck
to take whatever happens to be available, eg as an unexpected guest at a meal-time.

pot

إِناء hrnec gryde Topf χύτρα bote kattila pot lonac vaso 深鍋 항아리 pot kasserolle rondel panela горшок kruka หม้อ tencere nồi

pot

(fam) marihuana, mariguana (Mex), hierba (fam), mota (Mex, CA; fam)
References in classic literature ?
This cave was made with a clothes horse for a roof, bureaus for walls, and in it was a small furnace in full blast, with a black pot on it and an old witch bending over it.
She was endeavoring to heat a pot of chocolate on the stove.
I had not a dry hair on my body, the water ran down my legs, and I steamed all over, Joe used to say, like a pot on the fire.
Then Tamoszius Kuszleika, after replenishing himself with a pot of beer, returns to his platform, and, standing up, reviews the scene; he taps authoritatively upon the side of his violin, then tucks it carefully under his chin, then waves his bow in an elaborate flourish, and finally smites the sounding strings and closes his eyes, and floats away in spirit upon the wings of a dreamy waltz.
The partridge loves peas, but not those that go with her into the pot.
Suppose you find a brass pot with a hundred dollars in it, all rusty and gray, or rotten chest full of di'monds.
I don't know, I'm sure, why I should have baked a pot o' beans in the middle of the week, but they'll come in handy.
she demanded, tying an apron over her neat black frock, and standing with a spoonful of the leaf poised over the pot.
Ben Weatherstaff brought the rose in its pot from the greenhouse.
Shall I put a little more tea in the pot afore I go, ma'am?
He had taken up some bricks in his floor underneath his loom, and here he had made a hole in which he set the iron pot that contained his guineas and silver coins, covering the bricks with sand whenever he replaced them.
And when the morning came and the mists were all white and cold, he saw the man's child pick up a wicker pot plastered inside with earth, fill it with lumps of red-hot charcoal, put it under his blanket, and go out to tend the cows in the byre.