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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pot(noun)

    metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid

  2. toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne(noun)

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  3. pot, potful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a pot

  4. pot, flowerpot(noun)

    a container in which plants are cultivated

  5. 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"

  6. pot, jackpot, kitty(noun)

    the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

  7. pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy(noun)

    slang for a paunch

  8. potentiometer, pot(noun)

    a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets

  9. pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(verb)

    street names for marijuana

  10. pot(verb)

    plant in a pot

    "He potted the palm"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pot(noun)

    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

  2. Pot(noun)

    an earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug

  3. Pot(noun)

    the quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale

  4. Pot(noun)

    a metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot

  5. Pot(noun)

    a crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot

  6. Pot(noun)

    a wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc

  7. Pot(noun)

    a perforated cask for draining sugar

  8. Pot(noun)

    a size of paper. See Pott

  9. Pot(verb)

    to place or inclose in pots

  10. Pot(verb)

    to preserve seasoned in pots

  11. Pot(verb)

    to set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs

  12. Pot(verb)

    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

  13. Pot(verb)

    to pocket

  14. Pot(verb)

    to tipple; to drink

  15. Origin: [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.]


  1. Pot

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pot

    pot, n. a metallic vessel for various purposes, esp. for cooking: a drinking vessel: an earthen vessel for plants: the quantity in a pot: (slang) a large sum of money, a prize.—v.t. to preserve in pots: to put in pots: to cook in a pot: to plant in a pot: to drain, as sugar, in a perforated cask: to shoot an enemy.—v.i. (Shak.) to tipple:—pr.p. pot′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. pot′ted.n. Pot′-ale, refuse from a grain distillery.—adj. Pot′-bell′ied, having a prominent belly.—ns. Pot′-bell′y, a protuberant belly; Pot′-boil′er, a work in art or literature produced merely to secure the necessaries of life; Pot′-boy, a boy in a public-house who carries pots of ale to customers; Pot′-compan′ion, a comrade in drinking; Pot′-hang′er, a hook on which to hang a pot; Pot′-hat, a high-crowned felt hat, worn by men; Pot′-head, a stupid person; Pot′herb, any vegetable which is boiled and used as food.—n.pl. Pot′-holes, holes in the beds of rapid streams, made by an eddying current of water, which gives the stones a gyratory motion.—ns. Pot′-hook, a hook hung in a chimney for supporting a pot: a letter shaped like a pot-hook; Pot′-house, an ale-house; Pot′-hunt′er, one who hunts or fishes for profit; Pot′-lid, the cover of a pot; Pot′-liq′uor, a thin broth in which meat has been boiled; Pot′-luck, what may happen to be in the pot for a meal without special preparation; Pot′-man, a pot-companion: a pot-boy; Pot′-met′al, an alloy of copper and lead; Pot′-shop, a small public-house; Pot′-stick, a stick for stirring what is being cooked in a pot; Pot′stone, a massive variety of talc-schist, composed of a finely felted aggregate of talc, mica, and chlorite.—adj. Pot′-val′iant, brave owing to drink.—Potted meats, meats cooked, seasoned, and hermetically sealed in tins or jars.—Go to pot, to go to ruin, originally said of old metal, to go into the melting-pot; Keep the pot boiling, to procure the necessaries of life; Take pot-luck, to accept an invitation to a meal where no preparation for guests has been made. [M. E. pot, from the Celt., as Ir. pota, Gael. poit, W. pot.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pot

    The paper cylinder forming the head of a signal-rocket and containing the decorations. To diminish the resistance of the air the pot is surmounted by a paper cone.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2620

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pot' in Nouns Frequency: #1416

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pot in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pot in a Sentence

  1. Dutch Proverb:

    A little pot boils easily.

  2. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I cannot see a movie on pot.

  3. Miguel de Cervantes:

    The pot calls the kettle black.

  4. Sierra Hellstrom:

    It's almost like a lid on top of a pot.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    Enquire not what boils in another's pot.

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