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English Dictionary: pot by the DICT Development Group
8 results for pot
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  2. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    Synonym(s): toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne
  3. the quantity contained in a pot
    Synonym(s): pot, potful
  4. a container in which plants are cultivated
    Synonym(s): pot, flowerpot
  5. (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"
    Synonym(s): 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
  6. the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    Synonym(s): pot, jackpot, kitty
  7. slang for a paunch
    Synonym(s): pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy
  8. a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    Synonym(s): potentiometer, pot
  9. street names for marijuana
    Synonym(s): pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane
  1. plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Consolation game \Con`so*la"tion game\, match \match\, pot
   \pot\, race \race\, etc.
      A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, v. t.
      1. To shoot for the pot, i.e., cooking; to secure or hit by a
            pot shot; to shoot when no special skill is needed.
                     When hunted, it [the jaguar] takes refuge in trees,
                     and this habit is well known to hunters, who pursue
                     it with dogs and pot it when treed.   --Encyc. of
      2. To secure; gain; win; bag. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, v. i.
      To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, n.
      1. The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing
            or card playing; the pool; also (Racing, Eng.) a horse
            heavily backed; a favorite. [Slang]
      2. (Armor) A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in
            a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also {pot helmet}.
      3. (Card Playing) The total of the bets at one time; the

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta,
      Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.]
      1. 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. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
      3. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of
            ale. [bd]Give her a pot and a cake.[b8] --De Foe.
      4. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top
            of a chimney; a chimney pot.
      5. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.
      6. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.
      7. A perforated cask for draining sugar. --Knight.
      8. A size of paper. See {Pott}.
      {Jack pot}. See under 2d {Jack}.
      {Pot cheese}, cottage cheese. See under {Cottage}.
      {Pot companion}, a companion in drinking.
      {Pot hanger}, a pothook.
      {Pot herb}, any plant, the leaves or stems of which are
            boiled for food, as spinach, lamb's-quarters, purslane,
            and many others.
      {Pot hunter}, one who kills anything and everything that will
            help to fill has bag; also, a hunter who shoots game for
            the table or for the market.
      {Pot metal}.
            (a) The metal from which iron pots are made, different
                  from common pig iron.
            (b) An alloy of copper with lead used for making large
                  vessels for various purposes in the arts. --Ure.
            (c) A kind of stained glass, the colors of which are
                  incorporated with the melted glass in the pot.
      {Pot plant} (Bot.), either of the trees which bear the
      {Pot wheel} (Hydraul.), a noria.
      {To go to pot}, to go to destruction; to come to an end of
            usefulness; to become refuse. [Colloq.] --Dryden. --J. G.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Potted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To place or inclose in pots; as:
      (a) To preserve seasoned in pots. [bd]Potted fowl and
            fish.[b8] --Dryden.
      (b) To set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs.
      (c) 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. --B.
      (d) (Billiards) To pocket.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pot \Pot\, v. i.
      To tipple; to drink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
               It is less labor to plow than to pot it. --Feltham.
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