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Definitions of pot

  1. A metal or earthenware vessel; the quantity such a vessel will hold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To preserve in, put into, or plant in, a vessel called a pot; to shoot (a bird or animal) for cooking; colloquially, to secure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Potted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Potting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A metallic vessel for various purposes, esp. cooking: a drinking vessel: an earthen vessel for plants: the quantity in a pot. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To preserve in pots: to put in pots:-pr.p. potting; pa.t. and pa.p. potted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A deep vessel for cooking, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To put into pots. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To put in a pot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A round vessel for cooking; a mug for drinking from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A vessel for holding or boiling liquids; a jug; the quantity it contains; an earthern vessel for plants; a sort of small-sized paper. To go to pot, to go to ruin, as it were back to the melting-pot. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To put in pots; to preserve in pots; to enclose in pots. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A circular vessel deeper than broad, in use for various domestic and other purposes, generally for cooking meat on a fire; a mug for liquor; a deep earthenware vessel of various shapes and sizes; paper of a certain size. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. To put into pots; to preserve in pots; to put into casks for draining, as sugar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. The term "pot" is applicable to so many sorts of vessels that it can scarcely be restricted to any one in particular. 1. Asuc ( 2 Kings 4:2 ) the earthen jar, deep and narrow, without handles, probably like the Roman and Egyptian amphora, inserted in a stand of wood or stone. 2. Cheres , an earthen vessel for stewing or seething. ( Leviticus 6:28 ; Ezekiel 4:9 ) 3. Dud , a vessel for culinary purposes, perhaps of smaller size. ( 1 Samuel 2:14 ) The "pots" set before the Rachabites, ( Jeremiah 35:5 ) were probably bulging jars or bowls. The water-pots of Cana appear to have been large amphorae, such as are in use at the present day in Syria. These were of stone or hard earthenware. The water-pot of the Samaritan woman may have been a leathern bucket, such as Bedouin women use. biblestudytools.com
  16. A percent of new issue held by the manager to offer to the institutions investors. thelawdictionary.org
  17. pot, n. a metallic vessel for various purposes, esp. for cooking: a drinking vessel: an earthen vessel for plants: the quantity in a pot: (slang) a large sum of money, a prize.--v.t. to preserve in pots: to put in pots: to cook in a pot: to plant in a pot: to drain, as sugar, in a perforated cask: to shoot an enemy.--v.i. (Shak.) to tipple:--pr.p. pot'ting; pa.t. and pa.p. pot'ted.--n. POT'-ALE, refuse from a grain distillery.--adj. POT'-BELL'IED, having a prominent belly.--ns. POT'-BELL'Y, a protuberant belly; POT'-BOIL'ER, a work in art or literature produced merely to secure the necessaries of life; POT'-BOY, a boy in a public-house who carries pots of ale to customers; POT'-COMPAN'ION, a comrade in drinking; POT'-HANG'ER, a hook on which to hang a pot; POT'-HAT, a high-crowned felt hat, worn by men; POT'-HEAD, a stupid person; POT'HERB, any vegetable which is boiled and used as food.--n.pl. POT'-HOLES, holes in the beds of rapid streams, made by an eddying current of water, which gives the stones a gyratory motion.--ns. POT'-HOOK, a hook hung in a chimney for supporting a pot: a letter shaped like a pot-hook; POT'-HOUSE, an ale-house; POT'-HUNT'ER, one who hunts or fishes for profit; POT'-LID, the cover of a pot; POT'-LIQ'UOR, a thin broth in which meat has been boiled; POT'-LUCK, what may happen to be in the pot for a meal without special preparation; POT'-MAN, a pot-companion: a pot-boy; POT'-MET'AL, an alloy of copper and lead; POT'-SHOP, a small public-house; POT'-STICK, a stick for stirring what is being cooked in a pot; POT'STONE, a massive variety of talc-schist, composed of a finely felted aggregate of talc, mica, and chlorite.--adj. POT'-VAL'IANT, brave owing to drink.--POTTED MEATS, meats cooked, seasoned, and hermetically sealed in tins or jars.--GO TO POT, to go to ruin, originally said of old metal, to go into the melting-pot; KEEP THE POT BOILING, to procure the necessaries of life; TAKE POT-LUCK, to accept an invitation to a meal where no preparation for guests has been made. [M. E. pot, from the Celt., as Ir. pota, Gael. poit, W. pot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Rounded vessel of earthenware, metal, or glass, for holding liquids or solids, as GLUE, ink, jam, WATER ing, -p.; su h vessel for cooking; drinking vessel of pewter &c.; contents of p., as a p. of porter, honey; COFFEE-p.; TEA p.; (also, childish, po)= CHAMBER-p.; = FLOWER-p.; vessel, usu. of silver, as prize in athletic sports, (slang) any prize in these; LOB-STER-p.; CHIMNEY-p.; large sum, as made a p. or pp. of money; (Racing slang) large sum staked or betted, as put the p. on, (also) favourite; big p., important person; the p. calls the kettle black, person blames another for fault he too has; go to p. (vulg.), be ruined or destroyed; make the p. boil, make a living; keep the p. boiling, make a living, keep anything going briskly; p.-ale, completely fermented wash in distillation; p.-belly, (person with) protuberant belly; p.-boiler, work of literature or art done merely to make a living, writer or artist who does this; p.-bound, (of plant) whose roots fill flower-p. & want room to expand (also fig.); p.-boy, potman, publican\'s assistant; p.-hat, bowler; p.-herb, any of those grown in kitchen-garden; p.-hole (geol.), deep cylindrical hole worn in rock; p.-hook, hook over fireplace for hanging p. &c. on or for lifting hot p., curved stroke in handwriting esp. as made in learning to write (cf. HANGER); p.-house, ale-house; p.-hunter, sportsman who shoots anything he comes across, person who takes part in contest merely for sake of prize; p.-lead, black-lead esp. as used for hull of racing-yacht; p.-luck, whatever is to be had for a meal, as come& take p.-luck with us; p.-metal, stained glass coloured in melting-p. so that the colour pervades the whole; p.-shot, shot taken at game merely to provide a meal, shot aimed at animal &c. within easy reach; potstone, granular variety of soapstone; p.-valiant, valiant because drunk, so p.-valour; potwaller, potwalloper, man qualified as householder to vote (before 1832) Hence potful n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. Place (butter, fish, minced meat, &c., usu. salted or seasoned) in pot or other vessel to preserve it (esp. in p.p., as potted ham); plant (plant) in pot; (Billiards) pocket; bag (game), kill (animal) by pot-shot; (intr.) shoot (at or abs.); seize, secure. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. p. paper or p., writing or printing paper 15 1/2 in. x 12 1/2, named from the orig. watermark of a p.; p.-still, one kind of STILL (opp. patent s.) used esp. in making Scotch& Irish whisky. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [French, Welsh] A large metallic or earthen vessel used for several domestic purposes ;- a pewter mug for holding or measuring malt liquors; a quart ;-a steel head-piece ; a kind of motion ;-a sort of paper in small-sized sheets. Cabinet Dictionary

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