pot: Meaning and Definition of
— n., v., pot•ted, pot•ting.
- 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.
- such a container with its contents: a pot of stew.
- the amount contained in or held by a pot; potful.
- a flowerpot.
- a container of liquor or other drink: a pot of ale.
- liquor or other drink.
- a cagelike vessel for trapping fish, lobsters, eels, etc., typically made of wood, wicker, or wire. Cf.
- a chamber pot.
- a vessel for melting metal; melting pot.
- an electrolytic cell for reducing certain metals, as aluminum, from fused salts.
- Seechimney pot.
- Dial.a basket or box used for carrying provisions or the like; a pannier.
- a large sum of money.
- all the money bet at a single time; pool.
- (in horse racing) the favorite.
- a liquid measure, usually equal to a pint or quart.
- an open, broad-brimmed helmet of the 17th century.
- any open helmet.
- a potbelly.
- to become ruined; deteriorate: With no one to care for it, the lovely old garden went to pot.
- See(def. 8).
- to put into a pot.
- to preserve (food) in a pot.
- to cook in a pot.
- to transplant into a pot: We must pot the petunias.
- He can't even pot a sitting duck.
- 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.
- to shoot for food, not for sport.
- to capture, secure, or win.
- to take a potshot; shoot.
— n. Slang.
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
- a deep hole; pit.
— Elect. Elect.
- pot (Thesaurus)