pot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pot \Pot\, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta,
   Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.]
   1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a
      great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables,
      for holding liquids, for plants, etc.; as, a quart pot; a
      flower pot; a bean pot.
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   2. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
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   3. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of
      ale. "Give her a pot and a cake." --De Foe.
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   4. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top
      of a chimney; a chimney pot.
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   5. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.
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   6. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.
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   7. A perforated cask for draining sugar. --Knight.
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   8. A size of paper. See Pott.
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   9. marijuana. [slang]
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   10. The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing
       or card playing; the pool; also (Racing, Eng.) a horse
       heavily backed; a favorite. [Slang]
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   11. (Armor) A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps
       in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also {pot
       helmet}.
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   12. (Card Playing) The total of the bets at one time; the
       pool.
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   Jack pot. See under 2d Jack.

   Pot cheese, cottage cheese. See under Cottage.

   Pot companion, a companion in drinking.

   Pot hanger, a pothook.

   Pot herb, any plant, the leaves or stems of which are
      boiled for food, as spinach, lamb's-quarters, purslane,
      and many others.

   Pot hunter, one who kills anything and everything that will
      help to fill has bag; also, a hunter who shoots game for
      the table or for the market.

   Pot metal.
       (a) The metal from which iron pots are made, different
           from common pig iron.
       (b) An alloy of copper with lead used for making large
           vessels for various purposes in the arts. --Ure.
       (c) A kind of stained glass, the colors of which are
           incorporated with the melted glass in the pot.
           --Knight.

   Pot plant (Bot.), either of the trees which bear the
      monkey-pot.

   Pot wheel (Hydraul.), a noria.

   To go to pot, to go to destruction; to come to an end of
      usefulness; to become refuse. [Colloq.] --Dryden. --J. G.
      Saxe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pot \Pot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Potted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Potting.]
   1. To place or inclose in pots; as:
      (a) To preserve seasoned in pots. "Potted fowl and fish."
          --Dryden.
      (b) To set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or
          bulbs.
      (c) To drain; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the
          cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc., having
          perforated heads, through which the molasses drains
          off. --B. Edwards.
      (d) (Billiards) To pocket.
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   2. To shoot for the pot, i.e., cooking; to secure or hit by a
      pot shot; to shoot when no special skill is needed.

            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.   --Encyc. of
                                                  Sport.
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   3. To secure; gain; win; bag. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pot \Pot\, v. i.
   1. To tipple; to drink. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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            It is less labor to plow than to pot it. --Feltham.
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   2. To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consolation game \Con`so*la"tion game\, match \match\, pot
\pot\, race \race\, etc.
   A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of
   contests.
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