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Definitions and meaning of pot

pot

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: pŏt, IPA(key): /pɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
  • (US) enPR: pät, IPA(key): /pɑt/

Etymology 1

From Middle English pot, potte, from Old English pott (a pot) and Old French pot ("pot"; probably from Frankish *pott); both Old English and Frankish from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot), from Proto-Indo-European *budnós (a type of vessel). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Pot (pot), Dutch pot (pot), Low German Pott (pot), German Pott (pot), Swedish pott (pot), Icelandic pottur (tub, pot), Old Armenian պոյտն (poytn, pot, earthen pot).

The sense of ruin or deterioration was originally an allusion to being chopped up and tossed in a pot like a piece of meat. The slang term for toilets and the lavatory derives from chamberpots although now usually encountered as potty during children's toilet training.

Noun

pot (plural pots)

  1. A flat-bottomed vessel (usually metal) used for cooking food.
    Synonyms: cookpot, cooking pot
  2. Various similar open-topped vessels, particularly
    1. A vessel (usually earthenware) used with a seal for storing food, such as a honeypot.
    2. A vessel used for brewing or serving drinks: a coffee or teapot.
    3. A vessel used to hold soil for growing plants, particularly flowers: a flowerpot.
    4. (archaic except in fixed expressions) A vessel used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot; (figuratively, slang) a toilet; the lavatory.
      Synonyms: can, chamber pot, potty, shitpot; see also Thesaurus:chamber pot
      Shit or get off the pot.
      • 2011, Ben Zeller, Secrets of Beaver Creek, p. 204:
        “Clinton,” Gail cried from outside, “are you going to sit on the pot all day?”
    5. A crucible: a melting pot.
    6. A pot-shaped trap used for catching lobsters or other seafood: a lobster pot.
      Synonyms: lobster pot, lobster trap
    7. A pot-shaped metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney: a chimney pot.
    8. A perforated cask for draining sugar.
    9. (obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup or mug used for drinking liquor.
    10. (Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania) A glass of beer in Australia whose size varies regionally but is typically around 10 fl oz (285 mL).
      Synonyms: middy (New South Wales, Western Australia), schooner (South Australia)
      • 2009, Deborah Penrith & al., Live & Work in Australia, p. 187:
        There are plenty of pubs and bars all over Australia (serving beer in schooners – 425ml or middies/pots ~285ml), and if you don′t fancy those you can drink in wine bars, pleasant beer gardens, or with friends at home.
  3. (archaic except in place names) Pothole, sinkhole, vertical cave e.g. Rowten Pot
  4. (slang) Ruin or deterioration.
  5. (historical) An iron hat with a broad brim worn as a helmet.
  6. (rail transport) A pot-shaped non-conducting (usually ceramic) stand that supports an electrified rail while insulating it from the ground.
  7. (gambling, poker) The money available to be won in a hand of poker or a round of other games of chance; (figuratively) any sum of money being used as an enticement.
    Synonyms: kitty, pool
    No one's interested. You need to sweeten the pot.
  8. (Britain, horse-racing, slang) A favorite: a heavily-backed horse.
  9. (billiards) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket in cue sports such as billiards.
    Synonym: winning hazard
  10. (slang) Clipping of potbelly: a pot-shaped belly, a paunch.
    • 1994, Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction:
      Fabienne: I wish I had a pot.
      Butch: You were lookin' in the mirror and you wish you had some pot?
      Fabienne: A pot. A pot belly. Pot bellies are sexy.
      Butch: Well you should be happy, 'cause you do.
      Fabienne: Shut up, Fatso! I don't have a pot! I have a bit of a tummy, like Madonna when she did "Lucky Star". It's not the same thing.
  11. (slang) Clipping of potshot: a haphazard shot; an easy or cheap shot.
  12. (chiefly East Midlands, Yorkshire) A plaster cast.
  13. (historical) Alternative form of pott: a former size of paper, 12.5 × 15 inches.
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • (East Asian round-bottomed pot): wok
  • (used for cooking in pots): stove, cooker, multicooker, potholder, lid

Verb

pot (third-person singular simple present pots, present participle potting, simple past and past participle potted)

  1. To put (something) into a pot.
    to pot a plant
  2. To preserve by bottling or canning.
    potted meat
  3. (cue sports) To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.
  4. (cue sports) To be capable of being potted.
    The black ball doesn't pot; the red is in the way.
  5. (transitive) To shoot with a firearm.
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      When hunted, it [the jaguar] takes refuge in trees, and this habit is well known to hunters, who pursue it with dogs and pot it when treed.
  6. (intransitive, dated) To take a pot shot, or haphazard shot, with a firearm.
  7. (transitive, colloquial) To secure; gain; win; bag.
  8. (Britain) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
  9. (obsolete, dialect, Britain) To tipple; to drink.
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      It is less labour to plough than to pot it.
  10. (transitive) To drain (e.g. sugar of the molasses) in a perforated cask.
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  11. (transitive, Britain) To seat a person, usually a young child, on a potty or toilet, typically during toilet teaching.
  12. (chiefly East Midlands) To apply a plaster cast to a broken limb.
Translations

Etymology 2

Possibly a shortened form of Mexican Spanish potiguaya (marijuana leaves) or potaguaya (cannabis leaves) or potación de guaya (literally drink of grief), supposedly denoting a drink of wine or brandy in which marijuana buds were steeped.

Noun

pot (uncountable)

  1. (slang, uncountable) Marijuana
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:marijuana.
Derived terms
  • pothead
Translations

Etymology 3

Clipping of potentiometer.

Noun

pot (plural pots)

  1. (slang, electronics) A simple electromechanical device used to control resistance or voltage (often to adjust sound volume) in an electronic device by rotating or sliding when manipulated by a human thumb, screwdriver, etc.
Derived terms
  • slide pot, a sliding (linear) potentiometer typically designed to be manipulated by a thumb or finger
  • thumb pot, a rotating potentiometer designed to be turned by a thumb or finger

Etymology 4

Clipping of potion.

Noun

pot (plural pots)

  1. (role-playing games) Clipping of potion.

References

  • “pot” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.
  • “pot” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Anagrams

  • OPT, OPt, OTP, PTO, TPO, oPt, opt, opt., top

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch pot, from Middle Dutch pot.

Noun

pot (plural potte)

  1. pot; jar

Albanian

Etymology

From Romance *pottus (pot).

Noun

pot m (indefinite plural pota, definite singular poti, definite plural potat)

  1. mill-hopper, flower-bin
  2. little boy

Related terms

  • poç

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • potu

Etymology

From a Vulgar Latin *poteō, from Latin possum (formed analogically in post-Classical Latin on the basis of potens, the present participle of possum). Compare Romanian putea, pot.

Verb

pot (third-person singular present indicative poati / poate, past participle pututã)

  1. I can, could, am able to.

Related terms

  • puteari / puteare
  • putut

Basque

Noun

pot

  1. kiss

Catalan

Verb

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of poder

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *potъ (sweat).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pot/

Noun

pot m, inanimate

  1. sweat

Declension

Related terms

  • potit se

Further reading

  • pot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔt/
  • Hyphenation: pot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch pot, from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot). Cognate with English pot (pot)

Noun

pot m (plural potten, diminutive potje n)

  1. jar, pot
  2. (Belgium) cooking pot
    Synonym: kookpot
  3. (Netherlands, vulgar) loo, crapper (toilet)
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: pot

Etymology 2

Clipping of lollepot.

Noun

pot f (plural potten, diminutive potje n)

  1. (derogatory) dyke (lesbian)
Derived terms
  • potteus

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

pot

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of potten
  2. imperative of potten

Anagrams

  • top

French

Etymology 1

From Middle French pot, from Old French pot (pot), from Vulgar Latin pottum, pottus (pot, jar), from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot, jar, tub), from Proto-Indo-European *budn- (a kind of vessel). More at pot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /po/
    • Homophones: paux, peau, peaux, , pots
    • Rhymes: -o
  • (older, now chiefly Belgium) IPA(key): /pɔ/
    • Homophone: pots
    • Rhymes:
  • IPA(key): /pɔt/, /pot/ (in some fixed terms like pot-au-feu, pot aux roses)

Noun

pot m (plural pots)

  1. pot, jar, vase, tin, can, carton (container of any of various materials)
    (with à indicates intended use): pot à épices — spice jar
    (with de indicates either actual/current use...): pot d’eauvase of water
    (...or material): pot de verre — (glass) jar
  2. cooking pot (any vessel used to cook food)
  3. (cooking) dish
  4. (childish) potty (the pot used when toilet-training children)
  5. (colloquial) drink, jar, bevvy (alcoholic beverage)
  6. (colloquial) do (UK), bash, drinks party (small, informal party or celebration)
  7. (card games) pot, kitty, pool (money staked at cards, etc.)
  8. (informal) luck (success; chance occurrence, especially when favourable)
  9. (oenology) half-litre bottle or measure of wine
  10. pre-metric unit of measure, equivalent to 1.5 litres
  11. paper size, about 40 by 31 cm
  12. (slang, vulgar) arse, ass (buttocks)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English pot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔt/

Noun

pot m (uncountable)

  1. (Canada) pot, weed (cannabis, marijuana)

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

Further reading

  • “pot” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle Dutch

Etymology

Unknown.

Noun

pot m

  1. pot, jar
  2. can, jug

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: pot
  • Limburgish: pót

Further reading

  • “pot (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “pot”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • potte, pott, poot, pote

Etymology

From Old English pott and Old French pot, both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *puttaz, from Proto-Indo-European *budnós.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔt/

Noun

pot (plural pottes)

  1. A pot; a circular receptacle or vessel:
    1. A cookpot; a pot used for cooking in.
    2. A pot used for storing substances (especially food or water)
    3. A pot used for ladling or serving liquids; a beaker.
    4. A measurement for the quantity of liquids.
    5. A pot of a certain material or manufacture:
      1. A ceramic pot or vessel.
      2. A pot or vessel made out of metal.
  2. (rare) The top of the skull.
  3. (rare) A shard of earthen material.

Related terms

  • potager
  • potage
  • potell
  • poteller
  • potful
  • pot stik
  • pottere
  • pyssepotte

Descendants

  • English: pot
  • Scots: pott, pat

References

  • “pot(e (n.(1))” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-07-22.

Norman

Etymology

From Old French pot (pot), from Vulgar Latin pottum, pottus (pot, jar), from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot, jar, tub), from Proto-Indo-European *budn- (a kind of vessel).

Noun

pot m (plural pots)

  1. (Jersey) pot

Derived terms


Old French

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin pottum, pottus (pot, jar), from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot, jar, tub), from Proto-Indo-European *budn- (a kind of vessel). More at pot.

Noun

pot m (oblique plural poz or potz, nominative singular poz or potz, nominative plural pot)

  1. pot (storage/cooking vessel)
Descendants
  • English: pot
  • French: pot
  • Norman: pot

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pot, supplement)

Etymology 2

see poeir.

Verb

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of poeir
Descendants
  • French: peut

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *potъ (sweat)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔt/

Noun

pot m inan

  1. sweat

Declension

Derived terms

  • pocić się

Further reading

  • pot in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pot in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pot]

Verb

pot

  1. first-person singular present indicative of putea
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of putea
  3. third-person plural present indicative of putea

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

Noun

pȍt m (Cyrillic spelling по̏т)

  1. sweat
    Synonym: znȏj

Slovene

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *pǫtь.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pòːt/

Noun

pọ́t f

  1. way, road
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /póːt/

Noun

pọ̑t m inan

  1. sweat
Inflection

Further reading

  • pot”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Tatar

Noun

pot

  1. (archaic) A unit of volume: 1 pot, the volume of 16 kg of water.
  2. (archaic) A unit of weight: 1 pot = 40 qadaq = 16.380 kg .

Declension

See also

  • Obsolete Tatar units of measurement on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English port.

Noun

pot

  1. port

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put into a round, deep container.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)