pot

See also: pōt, pǫt, pot-, and pót-

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EnglishEdit

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Cooking pot on a stove.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English pot, potte, from late Old English pott ‎(a pot) and Old French pot ‎(pot), probably from Frankish, 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).

The sense of ruin or deterioration was originally euphemistic for shit (as in go to shit), from pot's use for its containers. The slang term for toilets and the lavatory similarly derive from the earlier chamberpots although now usually encountered as potty during children's toilet training.

NounEdit

pot ‎(plural pots)

  1. A flat-bottomed vessel (usually metal) used for cooking food.
  2. Various similar open-topped vessels, particularly
    1. A vessel (usually earthenware) used with a seal for storing food, such as a honeypot.
    2. A vessel used for brewing or serving drinks: a coffee or teapot.
    3. A vessel used to hold soil for growing plants, particularly flowers: a flowerpot.
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in 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.
    4. (archaic except in fixed expressions) A vessel used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot; (figuratively, slang) a toilet; the lavatory.
      Shit or get off the pot.
      • 2011, Ben Zeller, Secrets of Beaver Creek, p. 204:
        “Clinton,” Gail cried from outside, “are you going to sit on the pot all day?”
    5. A crucible: a melting pot.
    6. A pot-shaped trap used for catching lobsters or other seafood: a lobsterpot.
    7. A pot-shaped metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney: a chimney pot.
    8. A perforated cask for draining sugar.
    9. (obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup or mug used for drinking liquor.
    10. (Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania) A glass of beer in Australia whose size varies regionally but is typically around 10 fl oz (285 mL).
      • 2009, Deborah Penrith & al., Live & Work in Australia, p. 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.
  3. (slang) Ruin or deterioration.
    After his arrest, his prospects went to pot.
  4. (historical) An iron hat with a broad brim worn as a helmet.
    • 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...
  5. (rail transport) A pot-shaped non-conducting (usually ceramic) stand that supports an electrified rail while insulating it from the ground.
  6. (card games) The money available to be won in a hand of poker or a round of other games of chance; (figuratively) any sum of money being used as an enticement.
    No one's interested. You need to sweeten the pot.
  7. (Britain, horse-racing, slang) A favorite: a heavily-backed horse.
  8. (sports) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket in cue sports such as billiards.
  9. (slang) Short for potbelly: a pot-shaped belly, a paunch.
    • 1994, Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction:
      Fabienne: I wish I had a pot.
      Butch: You were lookin' in the mirror and you wish you had some pot?
      Fabienne: A pot. A pot belly. Pot bellies are sexy.
      Butch: Well you should be happy, 'cause you do.
      Fabienne: Shut up, Fatso! I don't have a pot! I have a bit of a tummy, like Madonna when she did "Lucky Star". It's not the same thing.
  10. (slang) Short for potshot: a haphazard shot; an easy or cheap shot.
    • 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.
  11. (chiefly East Midlands, Yorkshire) A plaster cast.
  12. (historical) Alternative form of pott: a former size of paper, 12.5 × 15 inches.
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VerbEdit

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. (transitive) To shoot with a firearm.
    • Encyclopaedia of Sport
      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.
  6. (intransitive, dated) To take a pot shot, or haphazard shot, with a firearm.
  7. (transitive, colloquial) To secure; gain; win; bag.
  8. (Britain) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
  9. (obsolete, dialect, Britain) To tipple; to drink.
    • Feltham
      It is less labour to plough than to pot it.
  10. (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?)
  11. (transitive, Britain) 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?
  12. (chiefly East Midlands) To apply a plaster cast to a broken limb.
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

NounEdit

pot ‎(uncountable)

  1. (slang, uncountable) Marijuana
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Etymology 3Edit

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Clipping of potentiometer.

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
  • slide pot, a sliding (linear) potentiometer typically designed to be manipulated by a thumb or finger
  • thumb pot, a rotating potentiometer designed to be turned by a thumb or finger

Etymology 4Edit

Clipping of potion.

NounEdit

pot ‎(plural pots)

  1. (gaming) Short for potion.

ReferencesEdit

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

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch pot.

NounEdit

pot ‎(plural potte)

  1. pot; jar

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Romance *pottus ‎(pot).

NounEdit

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

  1. mill-hopper, flower-bin
  2. little boy
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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 Romanian putea, pot.

VerbEdit

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

  1. I can, could, am able to.

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BasqueEdit

NounEdit

pot

  1. kiss

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of poder

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *potъ ‎(sweat).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pot m, inanimate

  1. sweat

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External linksEdit

  • pot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

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NounEdit

pot m ‎(plural potten, diminutive potje n)

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

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VerbEdit

pot

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

pot

  1. rafsi of porto.

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

pot m ‎(plural pots)

  1. (Jersey) pot

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Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

pot m ‎(oblique plural poz or potz, nominative singular poz or potz, nominative plural pot)

  1. pot (storage/cooking vessel)
DescendantsEdit
  • English: pot (borrowed)
  • French: pot

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pot, supplement)

Etymology 2Edit

see poeir.

VerbEdit

pot

  1. third-person singular present indicative of poeir
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PolishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *potъ ‎(sweat)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pot m inan

  1. sweat

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

NounEdit

pȍt m ‎(Cyrillic spelling пот)

  1. sweat

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SloveneEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *pǫtь.

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NounEdit

pót f ‎(genitive potí, nominative plural potí)

  1. way, road
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Slavic *potъ.

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pót m inan ‎(genitive potú or póta, uncountable)

  1. sweat
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TatarEdit

NounEdit

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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