Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word pot. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in pot.
Definitions and meaning of pot
(UK) enPR: pŏt, IPA(key): /pɒt/
(US) enPR: pät, IPA(key): /pɑt/
From Middle Englishpot, potte, from Old Englishpott(“a pot”) and Old Frenchpot("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 FrisianPot(“pot”), Dutchpot(“pot”), Low GermanPott(“pot”), GermanPott(“pot”), Swedishpotta(“chamber pot”), Icelandicpottur(“tub, pot”), Old Armenianպոյտն(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.
A flat-bottomed vessel (usually metal) used for cooking food.
Synonyms:cookpot, cooking pot
Various similar open-topped vessels, particularly
A vessel (usually earthenware) used with a seal for storing food, such as a honeypot.
A vessel used for brewing or serving drinks: a coffee or teapot.
A vessel used to hold soil for growing plants, particularly flowers: a flowerpot.
(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?”
A crucible: a melting pot.
A pot-shaped trap used for catching lobsters or other seafood: a lobster pot.
Synonyms:lobster pot, lobster trap
A pot-shaped metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney: a chimney pot.
A perforated cask for draining sugar.
(obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup or mug used for drinking liquor.
(Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania) A glass of beer in Australia whose size varies regionally but is typically around 10 fl oz (285 mL).
Synonyms:(New South Wales, Western Australia)middy, (South Australia)schooner
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.
(archaic except in place names) Pothole, sinkhole, vertical cave e.g. Rowten Pot
(slang) Ruin or deterioration.
(historical) An iron hat with a broad brim worn as a helmet.
(rail transport) A pot-shaped non-conducting (usually ceramic) stand that supports an electrified rail while insulating it from the ground.
(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.
No one's interested. You need to sweeten the pot.
(Britain, horse-racing, slang) A favorite: a heavily-backed horse.
(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.
(slang)Clipping of potshot: a haphazard shot; an easy or cheap shot.
(chiefly East Midlands, Yorkshire) A plaster cast.
(historical)Alternative form of pott: a former size of paper, 12.5 × 15 inches.
(East Asian round-bottomed pot):wok
(used for cooking in pots):stove, cooker, multicooker, potholder, lid
pot (third-person singular simple presentpots, present participlepotting, simple past and past participlepotted)
To put (something) into a pot.
To preserve by bottling or canning.
(snooker, pool, billiards) To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.
(snooker, pool, billiards) To be capable of being potted.
(transitive) To shoot with a firearm.
1897, Encyclopaedia of Sport
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.
(intransitive, dated) To take a pot shot, or haphazard shot, with a firearm.
(transitive, colloquial) To secure; gain; win; bag.
(Britain) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
(obsolete, dialect, Britain) To tipple; to drink.
1623, Owen Feltham, Resolves: Divine, Moral, Political
It is less labour to plough than to pot it.
(transitive) To drain (e.g. sugar of the molasses) in a perforated cask.
1793, Bryan Edwards, History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies
Too much temper likewise prevents the melasses from separating from the sugar when it is potted or put into the hogshead
(Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
(transitive, Britain) To seat a person, usually a young child, on a potty or toilet, typically during toilet teaching.
(chiefly East Midlands) To apply a plaster cast to a broken limb.
Possibly a shortened form of Mexican Spanishpotiguaya(“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.
(slang, uncountable) Marijuana
Clipping of potentiometer.
(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.
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
Clipping of potion.
(role-playing games)Clipping of potion.
“pot” in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.
Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “pot”, in Online Etymology Dictionary
From a Vulgar Latin*poteō, from Latinpossum (formed analogically in post-Classical Latin on the basis of potens, the present participle of possum). Compare Romanianputea, pot.
pot (third-person singular present indicativepoati / poate, past participlepututã)
I can, could, am able to.
puteari / puteare
(Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈpɔt/
From Vulgar Latinpottum, pottus(“pot, jar”), from Frankish Frankish*pott, from Proto-Germanic*puttaz(“pot”), from Proto-Indo-European*budnós(“a type of vessel”). Cognate with Frenchpot, Englishpot, Saterland FrisianPot, Dutchpot, Low GermanPott, GermanPott, Swedishpotta(“chamber pot”), Icelandicpottur(“tub, pot”), Old Armenianպոյտն(poytn, “pot, earthen pot”).
jar, canister, vessel
From a Vulgar Latin reconstructed form *pote(t), regularized form of Classical Latin Latin*potest. The reglularized pattern is present in all the Romance languages, see Vulgar Latin*potēre.
third-person singular present indicative form of poder
pot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
pot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From Middle Dutchpot, from Proto-Germanic*puttaz(“pot”). Cognate with Englishpot(“pot”)
potm (pluralpotten, diminutivepotjen)
jar, pot, solid container
(Belgium) cooking pot
kitty, pool, where stakes etc. are centralized
(Netherlands, vulgar)loo, crapper(toilet)
→ Indonesian: pot
→ Indonesian: poci
Clipping of lollepot.
potf (pluralpotten, diminutivepotjen)
(derogatory) dyke (lesbian)
See the etymology of the main entry.
first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of potten
imperative of potten
From Middle Frenchpot, from Old Frenchpot(“pot”), from Vulgar Latinpottum, pottus(“pot, jar”), from Proto-Germanic*puttaz(“pot, jar, tub”), from Proto-Indo-European*budn-(“a kind of vessel”). More at pot.
Homophones: paux, peau, peaux, Pô, pots
(older, now chiefly Belgium) IPA(key): /pɔ/
IPA(key): /pɔt/, /pot/(in some fixed terms like pot-au-feu, pot aux roses)
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’eau — vase of water
(...or material): pot de verre — (glass) jar
cooking pot (any vessel used to cook food)
(childish) potty (the pot used when toilet-training children)