pot

Definitions of pot
  1. noun
    metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
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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
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    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)
  2. noun
    the quantity contained in a pot
    synonyms: potful
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    containerful
    the quantity that a container will hold
  3. noun
    (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
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    barrage, deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
    an overwhelming number or amount
    haymow
    a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
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    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
  4. noun
    a container in which plants are cultivated
    synonyms: flowerpot
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    planter
    a decorative pot for house plants
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    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)
  5. verb
    plant in a pot
    “He potted the palm”
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    repot
    put in a new, usually larger, pot
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    embed, engraft, imbed, implant, plant
    fix or set securely or deeply
  6. noun
    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    synonyms: can, commode, potty, stool, throne, toilet
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    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
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    plumbing fixture
    a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
  7. noun
    the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    synonyms: jackpot, kitty
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    bet, stake, stakes, wager
    the money risked on a gamble
  8. noun
    slang for a paunch
    synonyms: bay window, corporation, potbelly, tummy
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    belly, paunch
    a protruding abdomen
  9. noun
    a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    synonyms: potentiometer
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    potential divider, voltage divider
    resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
  10. noun
    street names for marijuana
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    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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