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Definition of Pot


  1. Alt. of race
  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.
  3. To secure; gain; win; bag.
  4. To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.
  5. The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool;
  6. a horse heavily backed; a favorite.
  7. A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also pot helmet.
  8. The total of the bets at one time; the pool.
  9. 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.
  10. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
  11. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale.
  12. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.
  13. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.
  14. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.
  15. A perforated cask for draining sugar.
  16. A size of paper. See Pott.
  17. To place or inclose in pots
  18. To preserve seasoned in pots.
  19. To set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs.
  20. 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.
  21. To pocket.
  22. To tipple; to drink.

Pot Quotations

Our nation is built upon a history of immigration, dating back to our first pioneers, the Pilgrims. For more than three centuries, we have welcomed generations of immigrants to our melting pot of hyphenated America: British-Americans; Italian-Americans; Irish-Americans; Jewish-Americans; Mexican-Americans; Chinese-Americans; Indian-Americans.
Ami Bera

One of the big questions in the climate change debate: Are humans any smarter than frogs in a pot? If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, it won't jump out. Instead, it will enjoy the nice warm bath until it is cooked to death. We humans seem to be doing pretty much the same thing.
Jeff Goodell

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
Jimmy Carter

There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Karen Black

We live in a quick-fix society where we need instant gratification for everything. Too fat? Get lipo-sucked. Stringy hair? Glue on extensions. Wrinkles and lines? Head to the beauty shop for a pot of the latest miracle skin stuff. It's all a beautiful £1 billion con foisted upon insecure women by canny cosmetic conglomerates.
Joan Collins
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Pot Translations

pot in Afrikaans is pot
pot in Danish is kande
pot in Dutch is po
pot in Finnish is ruukku
pot in French is pot
pot in German is Topf, Kochtopf
pot in Italian is vaso
pot in Latin is scaphium (sciphus
pot in Norwegian is gryte, potte
pot in Spanish is orinal, cantaro, jarro, olla
pot in Swedish is kanna, gryta, kruka, burk
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