Definitions for POTpɒt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
potpɒt(n.; v.)pot•ted, pot•ting.
(n.)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.
such a container with its contents:
a pot of stew.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a container of liquor or other drink:
a pot of ale.
liquor or other drink.
a cagelike vessel for trapping fish, lobsters, etc., typically made of wood, wicker, or wire.
a large sum of money.
Category: Status (usage)
all the money bet at a single time; pool.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.t.)to put or transplant into a pot.
to preserve (food) in a pot.
to cook in a pot.
to shoot (game birds) on the ground or water, or (game animals) at rest, instead of in flight or running. to shoot for food, not for sport.
Idioms for pot:
go to pot,to become ruined; deteriorate.
Origin of pot:
1150–1200; ME pott (cf. potter1)
Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)
Origin of pot:
1935–40, Amer.; orig. uncert.
metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne(noun)
a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
the quantity contained in a pot
a container in which plants are cultivated
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(noun)
(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"
pot, jackpot, kitty(noun)
the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy(noun)
slang for a paunch
a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(verb)
street names for marijuana
plant in a pot
"He potted the palm"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a round container for cooking
a pot of boiling water; pots and pans
a container used for food or drink, or the amount the container will hold
a coffee/tea pot; two pots of steaming hot coffee
a container for growing plants in
Put the soil in the pot.
She doesn't smoke pot.
a metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants, etc.; as, a quart pot; a flower pot; a bean pot
an earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug
the quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale
a metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot
a crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot
a wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc
a perforated cask for draining sugar
a size of paper. See Pott
to place or inclose in pots
to preserve seasoned in pots
to set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs
to drain; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc., having perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off
to tipple; to drink
The pot in poker refers to the sum of money that players wager during a single hand or game, according to the betting rules of the variant being played. It is likely that the word "pot" is related to or derived from the word "jackpot." At the conclusion of a hand, either by all but one player folding, or by showdown, the pot is won or shared by the player or players holding the winning cards. Sometimes a pot can be split between many players. This is particularly true in high-low games where not only the highest hand can win, but under appropriate conditions, the lowest hand will win a share of the pot.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'POT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2620
Rank popularity for the word 'POT' in Nouns Frequency: #1416
Translations for POT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- وعاء، إبْريقArabic
- potePortuguese (BR)
- hrnec, květináčCzech
- der TopfGerman
- gryde; -gryde; potte; -potte; kande; -kandeDanish
- βάζο, γλάστραGreek
- pote, cacerola, puchero; tarro; maceta, tiestoSpanish
- pott, kruusEstonian
- دیگ؛ گلدانFarsi
- purkki, ruukku, kannuFinnish
- סִיר, עָצִיץHebrew
- lonac, vrčCroatian
- pottur, ketillIcelandic
- pentola; vasoItalian
- puodas, puodelis, indelisLithuanian
- katls; pods; kannaLatvian
- potte, gryte, krukkeNorwegian
- garnek, donica, dzbanekPolish
- دیگ؛ گلدانPersian
- ديګ، ګلدانPashto
- vas; borcan; canăRomanian
- горшок; кастрюля; чайникRussian
- hrniec; kvetináč; kanvicaSlovak
- gryta, kruka, burk, pyts, kannaSwedish
- 壺，罐Chinese (Trad.)
- горщик; чайникUkrainian
- ấm; bìnhVietnamese
- 壶，罐Chinese (Simp.)
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