- a vessel for melting metal; melting pot.
- an electrolytic cell for reducing certain metals, as aluminum, from fused salts.
- a chimney pot.
- Dialect. a basket or box used for carrying provisions or the like; a pannier.
- an open, broad-brimmed helmet of the 17th century.
- any open helmet.
verb (used with object), pot·ted, pot·ting.
- to shoot (game birds) on the ground or water, or (game animals) at rest, instead of in flight or running: He can't even pot a sitting duck.
- to shoot for food, not for sport.
verb (used without object), pot·ted, pot·ting.
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noun Scot. and North England.
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Example sentences from the Web for pot
While a roux is a common thickener that we should all master for dishes such as gravy and gumbo, it is of no use once we’ve already reached the end of a recipe’s instructions and don’t want to bring out another pot.Sauce, gravy or stew too thin? We’ve got 3 ways to fix that.|Aaron Hutcherson|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Oram suggests heating a pot of water to near boiling, pouring it into a non-insulated, hard-sided bottle like a Nalgene, and placing it in your sleeping bag before you get in.How to stay warm while sleeping in the frigid outdoors|Alisha McDarris|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Depending on whether you are right or wrong, $10 is either added to your pot or taken away.
With the installation “What’s Cooking,” artist Bobby Adams frames climate change with the acute, everyday urgency of a pot boiling over.Baltimore exhibition of outsider art celebrates nature’s ‘excess’ with a wake-up call about pollution|Kelsey Ables|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
How to boil tree sapWith the largest pot you own and a reliable heat source, you can head outside and start boiling whenever you’ve collected “enough” sap from your trees.Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|February 7, 2021|Popular Science
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season liberally with salt.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
Before this latest brush with the law, the rapper was facing pot-bust and unrelated gun charges.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios|M.L. Nestel|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So too does Inherent Vice, which is something like a love letter written in pot smoke to the Gold Coast.
Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
And, old ink pot, tuck a horse blanket under my chin, and rub me down with brickbats while I feed!
Gunn touched the brim of his soft felt hat, which he wore turned down all round apparently in imitation of a flower-pot.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The pot goeth so long to the water til at length it commeth broken home.A Selection from the Works of Frederick Locker|Frederick Locker
Then with the potatoes we've roasted in the ashes and plenty of bread and butter and a pot of coffee—Well, words fail.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for pot (1 of 4)
verb pots, potting or potted (mainly tr)
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British Dictionary definitions for pot (2 of 4)
- Scot and Northern English dialect a deep hole or pothole
- (capital when part of a name)Pen-y-Ghent Pot
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British Dictionary definitions for pot (3 of 4)
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Idioms and Phrases with pot
In addition to the idiom beginning with pot
- pot calling the kettle black, the
- fish or cut bait (shit or get off the pot)
- go to pot
- hit the jackpot
- sweeten the kitty (pot)
- take potluck
- tempest in a teapot
- watched pot never boils