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pot

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noun \ˈpät\

Definition of pot

  1. 1 a :  a usually rounded metal or earthen container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants); also :  any of various technical or industrial vessels or enclosures resembling or likened to a household pot <the pot of a still> b :  potful <a pot of coffee>

  2. 2 :  an enclosed framework of wire, wood, or wicker for catching fish or lobsters

  3. 3 a :  a large amount (as of money) b (1) :  the total of the bets at stake at one time (2) :  one round in a poker game c :  the common fund of a group

  4. 4 :  potshot

  5. 5 :  potbelly

  6. 6 :  ruin <gone to pot>

  7. 7 British :  a shot in snooker in which a ball is pocketed

  8. 8 :  a vessel for urination and defecation: as a :  toilet 3b b :  potty



Origin of pot

Middle English, from Old English pott; akin to Middle Low German pot pot


First Known Use: before 12th century


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pot

verb

Simple Definition of pot

  • : to plant (something) in a pot

  • : to shoot (a ball) into a pocket in games like snooker and pool

  • : to shoot and kill (an animal)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pot

pottedpotting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to place in a pot b :  to pack or preserve (as cooked and chopped meat) in a sealed pot, jar, or can often with aspic

  3. 2 :  to shoot with a potshot

  4. 3 :  to make or shape (earthenware) as a potter

  5. 4 :  to embed (as electronic components) in a container with an insulating or protective material (as plastic)

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to take a potshot

Examples of pot in a sentence

  1. She spent the afternoon potting tulip bulbs.



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First Known Use of pot

1616


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pot

noun

Definition of pot



Origin of pot

perhaps modification of Mexican Spanish potiguaya


First Known Use: 1938

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms


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pot

abbreviation

Definition of pot

  1. 1 potential

  2. 2 potentiometer





POT Defined for Kids

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pot

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noun \ˈpät\

Definition of pot for Students

  1. 1 :  a deep usually rounded container <a cooking pot> <a clay flower pot>

  2. 2 :  the amount a pot will hold <a pot of soup>




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pot

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verb

Definition of pot for Students

pottedpotting

  1. :  to put or pack in a pot <I'm potting up begonias.>





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