Definitions of pot

  1. A metal or earthenware vessel; the quantity such a vessel will hold.
  2. To preserve in, put into, or plant in, a vessel called a pot; to shoot ( a bird or animal) for cooking; colloquially, to secure.
  3. Potted.
  4. Potting.
  5. A metallic vessel for various purposes, esp. cooking: a drinking vessel: an earthen vessel for plants: the quantity in a pot.
  6. To preserve in pots: to put in pots:- pr. p. potting; pa. t. and pa. p. potted.
  7. A deep vessel for cooking, & c.
  8. To put into pots.
  9. To put in a pot.
  10. A round vessel for cooking; a mug for drinking from.
  11. A vessel for holding or boiling liquids; a jug; the quantity it contains; an earthern vessel for plants; a sort of small- sized paper. To go to pot, to go to ruin, as it were back to the melting- pot.
  12. To put in pots; to preserve in pots; to enclose in pots.
  13. A circular vessel deeper than broad, in use for various domestic and other purposes, generally for cooking meat on a fire; a mug for liquor; a deep earthenware vessel of various shapes and sizes; paper of a certain size.
  14. To put into pots; to preserve in pots; to put into casks for draining, as sugar.

Usage examples for pot

  1. Pot at once, before any of the earth is shaken off. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  2. Pot- liquor is a favourite soup. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  3. Pot them in loam and sand, with a small quantity of old crumbled manure and leaf loam. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  4. Pot pippins, brew rasberry wine, and candy orange chips. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  5. Pot- house meetings were again held to " discuss the state of the nation," where cobblers, tinkers, and tailors, the self- dubbed " friends of the people," once more felt themselves inspired with the gift of legislation, and undertook to lecture on every movement of government. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  6. Pot luck per meal 8d. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  7. Pot cheese U. S. A. Cottage cheese with a dry curd, not creamed. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  8. Pot calling the kettle black! – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  9. Pot- holes are frequent in the Yorkshire limestone. – Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England by W. P. Haskett Smith
  10. Pot boil and caldron bubble! – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  11. Pot- stones in the Chalk. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  12. Pot luck it was for commander- in- chief and staff. – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. Pot- grown plants are readily obtained by sinking two and a half or three inch pots up to their rims in the propagating- beds, and filling them with rich earth mingled with old, thoroughly rotted compost, leaf mould, decayed sods, etc. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe