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Noun: pot  pót
  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
    - toilet, can [N. Amer, informal], commode, potty, stool, throne
     
  3. The quantity contained in a pot
    - potful
     
  4. A container in which plants are cultivated
    - flowerpot
     
  5. (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
    "a pot of letters";
    - batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch
     
  6. (poker) the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    - jackpot, kitty
     
  7. Slang for a paunch
    - potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy
     
  8. A resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable centre terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    - potentiometer
     
  9. A street name for marijuana
    - grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed [N. Amer], Mary Jane
     
  10. Criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
    - potshot
     
  11. A shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
    - potshot
     
  12. Trap for catching lobsters
    - lobster pot
     
  13. An amount of money contributed by a group of people for communal use or shared expenses
    - kitty
Verb: pot (potted,potting)  pót
  1. Plant in a pot
    "He potted the palm"

Derived forms: pots, potted, potting

Type of: belly, bet, cannabis, container, containerful, cooking utensil, cookware, criticism, dagga [S.Africa], embed, engraft, ganja, imbed, implant, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, marihuana, marijuana, paunch, plant, plumbing fixture, potential divider, shooting, shot, stake, stakes, trap, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn], vessel, voltage divider, wager

Part of: bath, bathroom, bog [Brit, informal], can [N. Amer, informal], closet [archaic], john [informal], lav [informal], lavatory, loo [Brit, informal], toilet, W.C. [Brit], water closet [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Pot, mass measure