AskDefine | Define pot

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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, potty, stool, throne]
3 the quantity contained in a pot [syn: potful]
4 a container in which plants are cultivated [syn: flowerpot]
5 (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
6 the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker) [syn: jackpot, kitty]
7 slang terms for a paunch [syn: 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]
9 street names for marijuana [syn: grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane] v : plant in a pot; "He potted the palm" [also: potting, potted]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /pɒt/, /pQt/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒt

Etymology 1



  1. A vessel used for cooking or storing food.
  2. The money wagered in poker or similar games.
  3. A round in a poker game.
  4. A trap for catching lobsters, crabs, or fish.
  5. slang uncountable marijuana, cannabis.
  6. An iron hat with a broad brim.
  7. A glass of beer. Size varies regionally but is normally 10 fl oz (285 ml).
  8. A potshot
  9. A protruding belly; a paunch.
  10. Ruin or deterioration.
    • His prospect went to pot.
  11. In the context of "sports|billiards|snooker|pool": The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket.
  12. A potentiometer.
Derived terms
  • Arabic: قدر, إناء, طنجرة
  • Chinese: 锅
  • Crimean Tatar:
  • Czech: hrnec
  • Dutch: pot
  • Finnish: ruukku, pata, kattila
  • French: pot, marmite
  • German: Topf
  • Hungarian: edény, fazék
  • Italian: pentola, vaso
  • Japanese: 鍋
  • Korean: 단지, 독
  • Kurdish: قازان, مه‌نجه‌ڵ
  • Portuguese: pote
  • Romanian: oală
  • Russian: горшок
  • Serbian: lonac, šerpa, kotao
  • Spanish: olla, marmita
  • Swedish: gryta
  • Finnish: potti
  • German: Einsatz
  • Finnish: merta
  • Korean: 통발


  1. To put (something) into a pot.
  2. To preserve by bottling or canning, e.g. potted meat
  3. In the context of "snooker|billiards|pool|etc.": To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.
  4. To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
to put (something) into a pot
  • Finnish: tölkittää
  • German: etwas in einen Topf werfen
to preserve
  • Finnish: tölkittää
to cause a ball to fall into a pocket
  • Finnish: pussittaa

Etymology 2

Possibly a shortened form of Mexican potiguaya or potaguaya or potación de guaya literally ‘drink of grief’, supposedly denoting a drink of wine or brandy in which marijuana buds were steeped.


  1. slang uncountable The drug marijuana.
  • Dutch: wiet
  • Finnish: ruoho
  • German: Gras, Marihuana
  • Hungarian: marihuána, fű
  • Spanish: marihuana


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Extensive Definition

Pot may refer to:


Abbreviations and symbols


pot in German: Pot
pot in French: Pot
pot in Italian: POT
pot in Dutch: Pot
pot in Norwegian: Pot
pot in Slovak: Pot
pot in Thai: POT

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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