pot

Primary Meanings of pot

1.
nv
metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
plant in a pot
2.
n
a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
3.
n
the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
4.
n
slang for a paunch
5.
n
a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
6.
n
street names for marijuana
Full Definitions of pot
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n metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid

Types:
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caldron, cauldron
a very large pot that is used for boiling
coffeepot
tall pot in which coffee is brewed
dixie
a large metal pot (12 gallon camp kettle) for cooking; used in military camps
Dutch oven
iron or earthenware cooking pot; used for stews
boiler, kettle
a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
marmite
a large pot especially one with legs used e.g. for cooking soup
pottle
a pot that holds 2 quarts
saucepot
a cooking pot that has handles on either side and tight fitting lid; used for stewing or boiling
stockpot
a pot used for preparing soup stock
teapot
pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle
urn
a large pot for making coffee or tea
coffee urn
an urn in which coffee is made and kept hot
drip pot
a coffeepot for making drip coffee
percolator
a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans
samovar
a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea
teakettle
kettle for boiling water to make tea
tea urn
an urn in which tea is brewed and from which it is served
Type of:
cooking utensil, cookware
a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking
vessel
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n the quantity contained in a pot

Synonyms:
potful
Type of:
containerful
the quantity that a container will hold

n (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Synonyms:
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Types:
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
haymow
a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

n a container in which plants are cultivated

Synonyms:
flowerpot
Types:
planter
a decorative pot for house plants
Type of:
container
any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

v plant in a pot

“He potted the palm”
Types:
repot
put in a new, usually larger, pot
Type of:
embed, engraft, imbed, implant, plant
fix or set securely or deeply
2

n a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Synonyms:
can, commode, potty, stool, throne, toilet
Types:
flushless toilet
a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory
a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
potty chair, potty seat
toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
Type of:
plumbing fixture
a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
3

n the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

Synonyms:
jackpot, kitty
Type of:
bet, stake, stakes, wager
the money risked on a gamble
4

n slang for a paunch

Synonyms:
bay window, corporation, potbelly, tummy
Type of:
belly, paunch
a protruding abdomen
5

n a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets

Synonyms:
potentiometer
Type of:
potential divider, voltage divider
resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
6

n street names for marijuana

Type of:
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

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