pot

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English[edit]

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Cooking pot on a stove.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English pot, potte, from Old English pott (a pot), from Proto-Germanic *puttaz (pot), from Proto-Indo-European *budn- (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).

Noun[edit]

pot (plural pots)

  1. A vessel used for cooking or storing food, or for growing plants in, especially flowers.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
  2. (poker) The money wagered in poker or similar games.
  3. A trap for catching lobsters, crabs, eels, or fish.
  4. (archaic) An iron hat with a broad brim.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 12:
      The pot is an iron hat with broad brims: there are many under the denomination in the Tower, said to have been taken from the French; one of them is represented in plat 7, fig. 1 and 2.
  5. (Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania) A glass of beer, of a size that varies regionally but is normally 10 fl oz (285 ml).
    • 2009, Deborah Penrith, Jodie Seal, Live & Work in Australia, page 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.
  6. A potshot.
    • 2011 October 1, Tom Fordyce, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland”, BBC Sport:
      England were shipping penalties at an alarming rate - five in the first 15 minutes alone - and with Wilkinson missing three long-distance pots of his own in the first 20 minutes, the alarm bells began to ring for Martin Johnson's men.
  7. (slang) A protruding belly; a paunch.
  8. (slang) Ruin or deterioration.
    His prospects went to pot.
  9. (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket.
  10. (slang) A potentiometer.
  11. (rail transport) A non-conducting, usually ceramic, stand that supports the third rail while keeping it electrically insulated from the ground.
  12. (obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
  13. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.
  14. A crucible.
    a graphite pot; a melting pot
  15. A perforated cask for draining sugar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  16. A size of paper; pott.
  17. (slang) toilet
    • 2011, Ben Zeller, Secrets of Beaver Creek (page 204)
      “Clinton,” Gail cried from outside, “are you going to sit on the pot all day?”
Synonyms[edit]
  • (cooking vessel):
  • (money wagered in a card game):
  • (trap for crustaceans or fish):
  • (285ml glass of beer): middy (New South Wales, Western Australia), schooner (South Australia)
  • (potshot):
  • (protruding belly): beer belly
  • (ruin, deterioration):
  • (in English billiards): winning hazard
  • (potentiometer):
  • (non-conducting stand for a third rail):
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Verb[edit]

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. To shoot.
  6. (UK) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
  7. (obsolete, dialect, UK) To tipple; to drink.
    • Feltham
      It is less labour to plough than to pot it.
  8. (transitive) To drain.
    to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc. with perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off
    (Can we find and add a quotation of B. Edwards to this entry?)
  9. (UK, transitive) To seat a person, usually a young child, onto a potty or toilet, typically during toilet teaching.
    Could you please pot the children before sending them to bed?
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Etymology 2[edit]

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[edit]

pot (uncountable)

  1. (slang, uncountable) The drug marijuana.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Clipping of potentiometer.

Noun[edit]

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[edit]
  1. slide pot, a sliding (linear) potentiometer typically designed to be manipulated by a thumb or finger
  2. thumb pot, a rotating potentiometer designed to be turned by a thumb or finger

References[edit]

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

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch pot.

Noun[edit]

pot (plural potte)

  1. pot; jar

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Romance *pottus ‘pot’

Noun[edit]

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

  1. mill-hopper, flower-bin
  2. little boy
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Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 Daco-Romanian putea, pot.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. I can, could, am able to.

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Basque[edit]

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pot

  1. kiss

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of poder

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pot m, inanimate

  1. sweat

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Dutch[edit]

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pot m (plural potten, diminutive potje n)

  1. jar, pot
  2. (Belgium) cooking pot
  3. (pejorative) dyke (lesbian)

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Verb[edit]

pot

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

pot m (plural pots)

  1. (common, original sense) pot, jar, vase (often specified after its intended content which follows after à -, e.g. pot à épices 'spice jar')
  2. cooking pot; (culinary) dish
  3. (colloquial) drink, jar, bevvy
  4. (colloquial) do (UK), bash, drinks party
  5. pot, kitty, pool (of money staked at cards etc.)
  6. ancient measure, containing two pintes
  7. paper size, about 40 by 31 cm
  8. (slang, vulgar) arse, bum, backside

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References[edit]

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

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

pot m (plural pots)

  1. pot

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

pot

  1. rafsi of porto.

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of poeir

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *potъ

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pot m

  1. sweat

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Romanian[edit]

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pot

  1. first-person singular present tense form of putea.
    te pot vedea, prostule.
    I can see you, idiot.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of putea.
    am să pot merg cu tine mâine dimineață
    I'll be able to go with you tomorrow morning.
  3. third-person plural present tense form of putea.
    calmează-te, nu pot -ți străbată gândul.
    calm down, they can't read your mind.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

Noun[edit]

pȍt m (Cyrillic spelling пот)

  1. sweat

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pǫtь.

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pót f (genitive potí, nominative plural potí)

  1. way, road
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

Noun[edit]

pót m inan (genitive potú or póta, uncountable)

  1. sweat
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Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

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 .

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