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The Definition of - pot (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a container of earthenware, metal, etc., usually round and deep and having a handle or handles and often a lid, used for cooking, serving, and other purposes.
    2.
    such a container with its contents:
    a pot of stew.
    3.
    the amount contained in or held by a pot; potful.
    4.
    a flowerpot.
    5.
    a container of liquor or other drink:
    a pot of ale.
    6.
    liquor or other drink.
    7.
    a cagelike vessel for trapping fish, lobsters, eels, etc., typically made of wood, wicker, or wire.
    Compare lobster pot.
    8.
    a chamber pot.
    9.
    Metallurgy.
    1. a vessel for melting metal; melting pot.
    2. an electrolytic cell for reducing certain metals, as aluminum, from fused salts.
    10.
    British.
    1. chimney pot.
    2. Dialect. a basket or box used for carrying provisions or the like; a pannier.
    11.
    Slang. a large sum of money.
    12.
    all the money bet at a single time; pool.
    13.
    British Slang. (in horse racing) the favorite.
    14.
    15.
    a liquid measure, usually equal to a pint or quart.
    16.
    Armor.
    1. an open, broad-brimmed helmet of the 17th century.
    2. any open helmet.
    17.
    Slang. a potbelly.
    verb (used with object), potted, potting.
    18.
    to put into a pot.
    19.
    to preserve (food) in a pot.
    20.
    to cook in a pot.
    21.
    to transplant into a pot:
    We must pot the petunias.
    22.
    Hunting.
    1. to shoot (game birds) on the ground or water, or (game animals) at rest, instead of in flight or running:
      He can't even pot a sitting duck.
    2. to shoot for food, not for sport.
    23.
    Informal. to capture, secure, or win.
    verb (used without object), potted, potting.
    24.
    Informal. to take a potshot; shoot.
    Idioms
    25.
    go to pot, to become ruined; deteriorate:
    With no one to care for it, the lovely old garden went to pot.
    26.
    sweeten the pot. sweeten (def 8).

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Word Origin & History of - pot

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