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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 3

 (pŏt)
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Translations

potting

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potting compost
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potting shed
nSchuppen m
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Succulents need extra amendments to the potting soil for drainage.
Add a layer of potting compost mixed with garden compost around 10cm thick for 30cm deep pots and plant one to three tubers per pot.
Remove as much of the old potting medium as possible.
Potting compounds are too often an afterthought in the design of electronic 1 devices.
If you want to grow one in a pot, the container needs to be at least 30cm (one foot) in diameter and filled with equal parts John Innes No.2 potting compost and a soil-less multipurpose compost.
If you want to grow one in a pot, the container needs to be at least 30cm in diameter and filled with equal parts John Innes No.2 potting compost and a soil-less multipurpose compost.
West Riding Organic do all sorts of compost, from potting to seed to tomato grow bags.
POTTING on, or potting up as it's sometimes referred to, is an important spring job as both young and mature plants, including houseplants, are growing strongly.