Pot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pɑːt|  American pronunciation of the word pot
Brit.  |pɒt|  British pronunciation of the word pot


- metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
- a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination (syn: can, commode, potty, stool, throne, toilet)
- the quantity contained in a pot
- a container in which plants are cultivated (syn: flowerpot)
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, deal, flock, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad)
- the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker) (syn: jackpot, kitty)
- slang for a paunch (syn: corporation, potbelly, tummy)
- a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets (syn: potentiometer)
- street names for marijuana (syn: dope, gage, grass, locoweed, skunk, smoke, weed)


- plant in a pot
He potted the palm

Extra examples

She spent the afternoon potting tulip bulbs.

Hundreds of jam pots lined her scrubbed shelves.

You'll make a pot by it.

Father is potting up his favourite indoor plants.

He is potting at rabbits with his new gun.

There was a big pot of soup on the stove.

Is there any tea left in the pot?

I'll make a pot of coffee.

So far we've got £150 in the pot.

There was $1000 in the pot.

Michael was smoking pot with some friends.

Pot the seedlings after 2-3 weeks.

He spilt a pot of coffee.

The tea had got cold, so Christine made a fresh pot. (E. Ferrars)

Horses trained at Goodwood in 1842 beat great pots from Danebury. (J. Kent)

Word forms

I/you/we/they: pot
he/she/it: pots
present participle: potting
past tense: potted
past participle: potted
singular: pot
plural: pots
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