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;
[syn: toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne]
3. the quantity contained in a pot;
[syn: pot, potful]
4. a container in which plants are cultivated;
[syn: pot, flowerpot]
5. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: 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);
[syn: pot, jackpot, kitty]
7. slang for a paunch;
[syn: 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;
[syn: potentiometer, pot]
9. street names for marijuana;
[syn: pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane]
1. plant in a pot;
- Example: "He potted the palm"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pot \Pot\, v. i. 1. To tipple; to drink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] It is less labor to plow than to pot it. --Feltham. [1913 Webster] 2. To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 2. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug. [1913 Webster] 3. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale. "Give her a pot and a cake." --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 4. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot. [1913 Webster] 5. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot. [1913 Webster] 6. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc. [1913 Webster] 7. A perforated cask for draining sugar. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 8. A size of paper. See Pott. [1913 Webster] 9. marijuana. [slang] [PJC] 10. 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 11. (Armor) A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also pot helmet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 12. (Card Playing) The total of the bets at one time; the pool. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. --Knight. Pot plant (Bot.), either of the trees which bear the monkey-pot. 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. Saxe. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pot \Pot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Potted; p. pr. & vb. n. Potting.] 1. To place or inclose in pots; as: (a) To preserve seasoned in pots. "Potted fowl and fish." --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. Edwards. (d) (Billiards) To pocket. [1913 Webster] 2. 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 Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To secure; gain; win; bag. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 contests. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
300 Moby Thesaurus words for "pot": DET, DMT, Dutch oven, LSD, Mary Jane, Old Mug, STP, THC, abdomen, abomasum, acid, adobe, alcohol stove, ante, antidepressant, ataractic, bag, bake, baker, bank, barbecue, barrel, basket, batch, bay window, bays, bed, beerbelly, belly, bet, big, big cheese, big shot, biscuit, bisque, boiler, bomb, boodle, bottle, bowl, box, box up, breadbasket, brick, broadcast, broiler, bud vase, bundle, caldron, camp stove, can, capsule, carton, case, cask, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, chafer, chafing dish, chamber pot, chaplet, charge, china, civic crown, cock, coffee urn, coffeepot, considerable, cook stove, corporation, crate, craw, crock, crockery, crop, crown, cup, deal, detonate, diaphragm, dibble, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, discharge, disseminate, do up, drill, drop, eject, embonpoint, enamelware, encase, encyst, fell, fire, fire off, firebrick, first stomach, flower bowl, flowerpot, forest, gage, ganja, garland, gizzard, glass, glaze, gobs, good deal, good sum, grass, great deal, grill, griller, gullet, gun, gun for, gut, hallucinogen, hamper, hash, hashish, hay, heap, heaps, heaps of gold, hemp, hit, honeycomb stomach, honeypot, implant, infrared cooker, inseminate, jackpot, jar, joint, jug, kava, kettle, kishkes, kitchen boiler, kitty, large sum, lashings, laurel, laurels, let fly, let off, load, loads, lot, lots, loving cup, manyplies, marijuana, maw, mescal, mescal bean, mescal button, mescaline, mess, midriff, millions, mind-altering drug, mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, mint, mint of money, mold, morning glory seeds, olla, omasum, oodles, pack, package, packet, palm, palms, pans, parcel, patella, paten, paunch, peck, pelt, pepper, percolator, peyote, pick off, pile, piles, pistol, plant, plug, pod, pool, porcelain, potbelly, potful, potgut, potshoot, potshot, pottery, potty, power of money, pretty penny, prime, psalterium, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic, psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical, psychotomimetic, pusgut, put in, put up, quite a little, raft, rafts, reefer, reforest, refractory, rennet bag, reset, reticulum, retimber, riddle, roach, roaster, roll, rumen, sack, samovar, scads, scatter seed, second stomach, seed, seed down, seminate, set, shape, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, shy, sideswipe, sight, slew, slews, snipe, sow, sow broadcast, spare tire, spate, spittoon, stack, stacks, stake, stakes, stick, stomach, stove, strike, swagbelly, take a potshot, tank, tea, tea urn, teakettle, teapot, third stomach, thousands, throw, tidy sum, tiger, tile, tiling, tin, toaster, torpedo, tranquilizer, transplant, trophy, tum-tum, tummy, turn a pot, underbelly, urn, vase, ventripotence, wad, wads, wager, water closet, weed, whole slew, wreath