potted

adjective
pot·​ted | \ ˈpä-təd How to pronounce potted (audio) \

Definition of potted

1 : preserved in a pot, jar, or can potted meat
2 : planted or grown in a pot
3 : briefly and superficially summarized a dull, pedestrian potted historyThe Times Literary Supplement (London)
4 slang : drunk sense 1a

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Examples of potted in a Sentence

The book gives a potted history of the Industrial Revolution in the first chapter. work was so awful that I'm just going to go out and get potted tonight
Recent Examples on the Web The seniors dabbed at their own papers with watercolor paints, glancing back and forth between their artwork and the red potted plant in the middle of the table. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, "San Franciscans are getting older fast. NEXT Village helps them do it with dignity," 30 Dec. 2019 There are commonalities in these homes: lots of potted plants, lots of light, exposed brick, curious things hanging from the ceiling and walls (vintage chairs, crystals, tennis racquets, a collection of unusual hats). Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "7 books to help you freshen up your home and garden decor," 12 Dec. 2019 The hotel also has living gardens hanging from the ceiling and walls in the lobby, with potted plants decorating every guest room. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, "How Last Year’s Christmas Trees Became This Year’s Seasonal Brew," 7 Dec. 2019 An understanding of biophilic design is often limited to adding greenery to a space, for example—which explains the growing popularity of sprawling green living walls, green roofs, and tastefully arranged potted plants in offices and retail spaces. Michelle Beganskas, Quartz, "The productivity science behind biophilia is about much more than plants," 3 Dec. 2019 The researchers recommend one potted plant per 100 square feet. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Bonnie Blodgett: As the inside season arrives, here are some tips to help us all get along," 2 Nov. 2019 The man was acting out over a transportation problem and damaged two phones, a decorative fountain, a basket and a potted plant. cleveland, "Man gropes woman at store: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 25 Oct. 2019 For the plant parent (or the one who really wants to be): A potted plant that’s hard to kill In theory, plants make great gifts. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 25 best gifts under $50 of 2019," 24 Oct. 2019 The front picture window of a residence on the 7200 block of Lowell Avenue was reported smashed October 6 with a potted plant, police said. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Lincolnwood police: Potted plant used to smash home’s picture window," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of potted

circa 1684, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of potted was circa 1684

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9 Jan 2020

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“Potted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potted. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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potted

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How to pronounce potted (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of potted

: growing in a pot rather than in the ground
: cooked and then preserved in a pot, jar, or can
chiefly British, informal : giving only the most important information about something : brief and simplified

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