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1 pot /ˈpɑːt/ noun
plural pots
1 pot
/ˈpɑːt/
noun
plural pots
Learner's definition of POT
[count]
: a deep, round container that is used for cooking see picture at kitchen
: a container that is used for storing or holding something
see also chamber pot, chimney pot, coffeepot, flowerpot, lobster pot, melting pot, stockpot, teapot
[count] : the amount of something held by a pot often + of
[count] informal : a large amount of something usually + of
often plural
the pot chiefly US
: the total amount of money that can be won in a card game and that is made up of all the bets put together : kitty
: the total amount of money that has been gathered from many people for some purpose : kitty
[count] informal : potbelly usually singular
[count] informal : toilet usually singular
[count] British : a shot that causes a ball to fall into a pocket in games like snooker and pool

a watched pot never boils

see 1boil

go to pot

informal
: to be ruined : to fail
compare 2pot
2 pot /ˈpɑːt/ noun
2 pot
/ˈpɑːt/
noun
Learner's definition of POT
[noncount] informal
compare 1pot
3 pot /ˈpɑːt/ verb
pots; potted; potting
3 pot
/ˈpɑːt/
verb
pots; potted; potting
Learner's definition of POT
[+ object]
: to plant (something) in a pot
British : to shoot (a ball) into a pocket in games like snooker and pool
British : to shoot and kill (an animal)
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