[pot-id] /ˈpɒt ɪd/
placed or enclosed in a .
transplanted into or grown in a .
preserved or cooked in a :
British Slang. (of the treatment of a subject) shallow; superficial.
a container of earthenware, metal, etc., usually round and deep and having a handle or handles and often a lid, used for cooking, serving, and other purposes.
such a container with its contents:
a pot of stew.
the amount contained in or held by a pot; potful.
a container of liquor or other drink:
a pot of ale.
liquor or other drink.
a cagelike vessel for trapping fish, lobsters, eels, etc., typically made of wood, wicker, or wire.
a chamber pot.
Slang. a large sum of money.
all the money bet at a single time; pool.
British Slang. (in horse racing) the favorite.
a liquid measure, usually equal to a pint or quart.
Slang. a potbelly.
verb (used with object), potted, potting.
to put into a pot.
to preserve (food) in a pot.
to cook in a pot.
to transplant into a pot:
We must pot the petunias.
Informal. to capture, secure, or win.
verb (used without object), potted, potting.
Informal. to take a ; shoot.
go to pot, to become ruined; deteriorate:
With no one to care for it, the lovely old garden went to pot.
sweeten the pot. (def 8).
placed or grown in a pot
cooked or preserved in a pot: potted shrimps
(informal) summarized or abridged: a potted version of a novel
a container made of earthenware, glass, or similar material; usually round and deep, often having a handle and lid, used for cooking and other domestic purposes
short for flowerpot, teapot
the amount that a pot will hold; potful
a chamber pot, esp a small one designed for a baby or toddler
a handmade piece of pottery
a large mug or tankard, as for beer
(Austral) any of various measures used for serving beer
(informal) a cup or trophy, esp of silver, awarded as a prize in a competition
the money or stakes in the pool in gambling games, esp poker
(often pl) (informal) a large amount, esp of money
a wicker trap for catching fish, esp crustaceans: a lobster pot
(billiards, snooker) a shot by which a ball is pocketed
(mainly Brit) short for chimneypot
(US, informal) a joint fund created by a group of individuals or enterprises and drawn upon by them for specified purposes
(hunting) See pot shot
go to pot, to go to ruin; deteriorate
verb (mainly transitive) pots, potting, potted
to set (a plant) in a flowerpot to grow
to put or preserve (goods, meat, etc) in a pot
to cook (food) in a pot
to shoot (game) for food rather than for sport
to shoot (game birds or animals) while they are on the ground or immobile rather than flying or running
(also intransitive) to shoot casually or without careful aim at (an animal, etc)
to sit (a baby or toddler) on a chamber pot
(also intransitive) to shape clay as a potter
(billiards, snooker) to pocket (a ball)
(informal) to capture or win; secure
(slang) cannabis used as a drug in any form, such as leaves (marijuana or hemp) or resin (hashish)
(informal) short for potentiometer
of meat, “preserved in a pot,” 1640s, past participle adjective from pot (v.). Of a plant, from 1718. In the figurative sense of “put into a short, condensed form,” 1866,
“vessel,” from late Old English pott and Old French pot “pot, container, mortar” (also in erotic senses), both from a general Low Germanic (cf. Old Frisian pott, Middle Dutch pot) and Romanic word from Vulgar Latin *pottus, of uncertain origin, said by Barnhart and OED to be unconnected to Late Latin potus “drinking cup.” Celtic forms are said to be borrowed from English and French.
Slang meaning “large sum of money staked on a bet” is attested from 1823. Pot roast is from 1881; phrase go to pot (16c.) suggests cooking. In phrases, the pot calls the kettle black-arse is from c.1700; shit or get off the pot is traced by Partridge to Canadian armed forces in World War II.
“marijuana,” 1938, probably a shortened form of Mexican Spanish potiguaya “marijuana leaves.”
“to put in a pot,” 1610s, from pot (n.1). Related: Potted; potting. Earlier it meant “to drink from a pot” (1590s).
: a pot party
Marijuana; grass, tea: Most of the parties I had been invited to recently, pot had been passed around freely
[1930s+ Narcotics; perhaps fr Mexican Spanish potiguaya, ”marijuana leaves”]
A potentiometer (1940s+)
A dog: a card for your pooch
screw the pooch
[1924+; origin obscure]
In addition to the idiom beginning with
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