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Pot

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Pot,  
     A game, match, etc., open only to losers in early stages of contests.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Potn. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.].
  •  A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants, etc.; as, a quart pot; a flower pot; a bean pot.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale.  De Foe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A perforated cask for draining sugar.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A size of paper. See Pott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  marijuana.  [PJC]
  •  The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool;  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also pot helmet.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  The total of the bets at one time; the pool.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Jack pot. See under 2d Jack. -- Pot cheese, cottage cheese. See under Cottage. -- Pot companion, a companion in drinking. -- Pot hanger, a pothook. -- Pot herb, any plant, the leaves or stems of which are boiled for food, as spinach, lamb's-quarters, purslane, and many others. -- Pot hunter, one who kills anything and everything that will help to fill has bag; also, a hunter who shoots game for the table or for the market. -- Pot metal. (a) The metal from which iron pots are made, different from common pig iron. (b) An alloy of copper with lead used for making large vessels for various purposes in the arts. Ure. (c) A kind of stained glass, the colors of which are incorporated with the melted glass in the pot. Knight. -- Pot plant (Bot.), either of the trees which bear the monkey-pot. -- Pot wheel (Hydraul.), a noria. -- To go to pot, to go to destruction; to come to an end of usefulness; to become refuse. [Colloq.] Dryden. J. G. Saxe.
Potv. t. 
  •  To place or inclose in pots  [1913 Webster]
  •  To shoot for the pot, i.e., cooking; to secure or hit by a pot shot; to shoot when no special skill is needed.
    "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."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To secure; gain; win; bag.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Potv. i. 
  •  To tipple; to drink.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is less labor to plow than to pot it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Pot, n. & v.
--n.
1 a vessel, usu. rounded, of ceramic ware or metal or glass for holding liquids or solids or for cooking in.
2 a a coffee-pot, flowerpot, glue-pot, jam-pot, teapot, etc. b = chimney-pot. c = lobster-pot.
3 a drinking vessel of pewter etc.
4 the contents of a pot (ate a whole pot of jam).
5 the total amount of the bet in a game etc.
6 colloq. a large sum (pots of money).
7 sl. a vessel given as a prize in an athletic contest, esp. a silver cup.
8 = pot-belly.
--v.tr. (potted, potting)
1 place in a pot.
2 (usu. as potted adj.) preserve in a sealed pot (potted shrimps).
3 sit (a young child) on a chamber pot.
4 pocket (a ball) in billiards etc.
5 shoot at, hit, or kill (an animal) with a pot shot.
6 seize or secure.
7 abridge or epitomize (in a potted version; potted wisdom).

Idiom
go to pot colloq. deteriorate; be ruined. pot-bellied having a pot-belly. pot-belly (pl. -ies)
1 a protruding stomach.
2 a person with this.
3 a small bulbous stove.
pot-boiler
1 a work of literature or art done merely to make the writer or artist a living.
2 a writer or artist who does this. pot-bound (of a plant) having roots which fill the flowerpot, leaving no room to expand. pot cheese US cottage cheese. pot-herb any herb grown in a kitchen garden.
pot-hook
1 a hook over a hearth for hanging a pot etc. on, or for lifting a hot pot.
2 a curved stroke in handwriting, esp. as made in learning to write.
pot-hunter
1 a person who hunts for game at random.
2 a person who takes part in a contest merely for the sake of the prize. pot luck whatever (hospitality etc.) is available. pot of gold an imaginary reward; an ideal; a jackpot. pot pie a pie of meat etc. or fruit with a crust baked in a pot. pot plant a plant grown in a flowerpot. pot roast a piece of meat cooked slowly in a covered dish. pot-roast v.tr. cook (a piece of meat) in this way.
pot-shot
1 a random shot.
2 a shot aimed at an animal etc. within easy reach.
3 a shot at a game-bird etc. merely to provide a meal. pot-valiant courageous because of drunkenness. pot-valour this type of courage.
Derivative
potful n. (pl. -fuls).
Pot, n. sl. marijuana.

Idiom
pot-head one who smokes this.
Pot, n. & v. Austral. & NZ
--n. a dropped goal in rugby football.
--v.tr. (potted, potting) score (a dropped goal).

Etymology
perh. f. pot-shot

THESAURUS

Pot

DET, DMT, Dutch oven, LSD, Mary Jane, Old Mug, STP, THC, abdomen, abomasum, acid, adobe, alcohol stove, ante, antidepressant, ataractic, bag, bake, baker, bank, barbecue, barrel, basket, batch, bay window, bays, bed, beerbelly, belly, bet, big, big cheese, big shot, biscuit, bisque, boiler, bomb, boodle, bottle, bowl, box, box up, breadbasket, brick, broadcast, broiler, bud vase, bundle, caldron, camp stove, can, capsule, carton, case, cask, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, chafer, chafing dish, chamber pot, chaplet, charge, china, civic crown, cock, coffee urn, coffeepot, considerable, cook stove, corporation, crate, craw, crock, crockery, crop, crown, cup, deal, detonate, diaphragm, dibble, diethyltryptamine, dimethyltryptamine, discharge, disseminate, do up, drill, drop, eject, embonpoint, enamelware, encase, encyst, fell, fire, fire off, firebrick, first stomach, flower bowl, flowerpot, forest, gage, ganja, garland, gizzard, glass, glaze, gobs, good deal, good sum, grass, great deal, grill, griller, gullet, gun, gun for, gut, hallucinogen, hamper, hash, hashish, hay, heap, heaps, heaps of gold, hemp, hit, honeycomb stomach, honeypot, implant, infrared cooker, inseminate, jackpot, jar, joint, jug, kava, kettle, kishkes, kitchen boiler, kitty, large sum, lashings, laurel, laurels, let fly, let off, load, loads, lot, lots, loving cup, manyplies, marijuana, maw, mescal, mescal bean, mescal button, mescaline, mess, midriff, millions, mind-altering drug, mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, mint, mint of money, mold, morning glory seeds, olla, omasum, oodles, pack, package, packet, palm, palms, pans, parcel, patella, paten, paunch, peck, pelt, pepper, percolator, peyote, pick off, pile, piles, pistol, plant, plug, pod, pool, porcelain, potbelly, potful, potgut, potshoot, potshot, pottery, potty, power of money, pretty penny, prime, psalterium, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic, psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical, psychotomimetic, pusgut, put in, put up, quite a little, raft, rafts, reefer, reforest, refractory, rennet bag, reset, reticulum, retimber, riddle, roach, roaster, roll, rumen, sack, samovar, scads, scatter seed, second stomach, seed, seed down, seminate, set, shape, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, shy, sideswipe, sight, slew, slews, snipe, sow, sow broadcast, spare tire, spate, spittoon, stack, stacks, stake, stakes, stick, stomach, stove, strike, swagbelly, take a potshot, tank, tea, tea urn, teakettle, teapot, third stomach, thousands, throw, tidy sum, tiger, tile, tiling, tin, toaster, torpedo, tranquilizer, transplant, trophy, tum-tum, tummy, turn a pot, underbelly, urn, vase, ventripotence, wad, wads, wager, water closet, weed, whole slew, wreath

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Pot

Greatness

N greatness, magnitude, size, multitude, immensity, enormity, infinity, might, strength, intensity, fullness, importance, great quantity, quantity, deal, power, sight, pot, volume, world, mass, heap, stock, peck, bushel, load, cargo, cartload, wagonload, shipload, flood, spring tide, abundance, principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, major part, best part, essential part, bulk, mass, great, greater, large, considerable, fair, above par, big, huge, Herculean, cyclopean, ample, abundant, full, intense, strong, sound, passing, heavy, plenary, deep, high, signal, at its height, in the zenith, world-wide, widespread, far-famed, extensive, wholesale, many, goodly, noble, precious, mighty, sad, grave, heavy, serious, far gone, arrant, downright, utter, uttermost, crass, gross, arch, profound, intense, consummate, rank, uninitiated, red-hot, desperate, glaring, flagrant, stark staring, thorough-paced, thoroughgoing, roaring, thumping, extraordinary, important, unsurpassed, complete, august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic, vast, immense, enormous, extreme, inordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, unconscionable, swinging, monstrous, overgrown, towering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incredible, marvelous, unlimited, unapproachable, unutterable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, inexpressible, beyond expression, fabulous, undiminished, unabated, unreduced, unrestricted, absolute, positive, stark, decided, unequivocal, essential, perfect, finished, remarkable, of mark, marked, pointed, veriest, noteworthy, renowned, truly, decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all conscience, for the most part, in the main, entirely, abundantly, widely, far and wide, greatly, much, muckle, well, indeed, very, very much, a deal, no end of, most, not a little, pretty, pretty well, enough, in a great measure, richly, to a large extent, to a great extent, to a gigantic extent, on a large scale, so, never so, ever so, ever so dole, scrap, shred, tag, splinter, rag, much, by wholesale, mighty, powerfully, with a witness, ultra, in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurably, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all bounds, incalculably, infinitely, preeminently, superlatively, immoderately, monstrously, preposterously, inordinately, exorbitantly, excessively, enormously, out of all proportion, with a vengeance, particularly, remarkably, singularly, curiously, uncommonly, unusually, peculiarly, notably, signally, strikingly, pointedly, mainly, chiefly, famously, egregiously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, kat exochin, strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously, peculiarly, furiously, severely, desperately, tremendously, extravagantly, confoundedly, deucedly, devilishly, with a vengeance, a outrance, a toute outrance, painfully, sadly, grossly, sorely, bitterly, piteously, grievously, miserably, cruelly, woefully, lamentably, shockingly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, terribly, horribly, a maximis ad minima, greatness knows itself, mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, minimum decet libere cui multum licet, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Preservation

VB preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold, keep up, keep alive, refrigerate, keep on ice, not willingly let die, bank up, nurse, save, rescue, be safe, make safe, take care of, guard, stare super antiquas vias, hold one's own, hold one's ground, stand one's ground, embalm, cure, salt, pickle, season, kyanize, bottle, pot, tin, can, sterilize, pasteurize, radiate, dry, lyophilize, freeze- dry, concentrate, evaporate, freeze, quick-freeze, deep-freeze, husband.

Acquisition

N acquisition, gaining, obtainment, procuration, procurement, purchase, descent, inheritance, gift, recovery, retrieval, revendication, replevin, restitution, redemption, salvage, trover, find, trouvaille, foundling, gain, thrift, money-making, money grubbing, lucre, filthy lucre, pelf, loaves and fishes, the main chance, emolument, profit, earnings, winnings, innings, pickings, net profit, avails, income, proceeds, produce, product, outcome, output, return, fruit, crop, harvest, second crop, aftermath, benefit, sweepstakes, trick, prize, pool, pot, wealth, subreption, obreption, stealing, acquiring, acquired, profitable, advantageous, gainful, remunerative, paying, lucrative, lucri causa.

Receptacle

N receptacle, inclosure, recipient, receiver, reservatory, compartment, cell, cellule, follicle, hole, corner, niche, recess, nook, crypt, stall, pigeonhole, cove, oriel, cave, capsule, vesicle, cyst, pod, calyx, cancelli, utricle, bladder, pericarp, udder, stomach, paunch, venter, ventricle, crop, craw, maw, gizzard, breadbasket, mouth, pocket, pouch, fob, sheath, scabbard, socket, bag, sac, sack, saccule, wallet, cardcase, scrip, poke, knit, knapsack, haversack, sachel, satchel, reticule, budget, net, ditty bag, ditty box, housewife, hussif, saddlebags, portfolio, quiver, chest, box, coffer, caddy, case, casket, pyx, pix, caisson, desk, bureau, reliquary, trunk, portmanteau, band-box, valise, grip, grip sack, skippet, vasculum, boot, imperial, vache, cage, manger, rack, vessel, vase, bushel, barrel, canister, jar, pottle, basket, pannier, buck-basket, hopper, maund, creel, cran, crate, cradle, bassinet, wisket, whisket, jardiniere, corbeille, hamper, dosser, dorser, tray, hod, scuttle, utensil, brazier, cuspidor, spittoon, cistern, vat, caldron, barrel, cask, drum, puncheon, keg, rundlet, tun, butt, cag, firkin, kilderkin, carboy, amphora, bottle, jar, decanter, ewer, cruse, caraffe, crock, kit, canteen, flagon, demijohn, flask, flasket, stoup, noggin, vial, phial, cruet, caster, urn, epergne, salver, patella, tazza, patera, pig gin, big gin, tyg, nipperkin, pocket pistol, tub, bucket, pail, skeel, pot, tankard, jug, pitcher, mug, pipkin, galipot, gallipot, matrass, receiver, retort, alembic, bolthead, capsule, can, kettle, bowl, basin, jorum, punch bowl, cup, goblet, chalice, tumbler, glass, rummer, horn, saucepan, skillet, posnet, tureen, beaker, flask, Erlenmeyer flask, Florence flask, round-bottom flask, graduated cylinder, test tube, culture tube, pipette, Pasteur pipette, disposable pipette, syringe, vial, carboy, vacuum flask, Petri dish, microtiter tray, centrifuge tube, bail, beaker, billy, canakin, catch basin, catch drain, chatti, lota, mussuk, schooner, spider, terrine, toby, urceus, plate, platter, dish, trencher, calabash, porringer, potager, saucer, pan, crucible, glassware, tableware, vitrics, compote, gravy boat, creamer, sugar bowl, butter dish, mug, pitcher, punch bowl, chafing dish, shovel, trowel, spoon, spatula, ladle, dipper, tablespoon, watch glass, thimble, closet, commode, cupboard, cellaret, chiffonniere, locker, bin, bunker, buffet, press, clothespress, safe, sideboard, drawer, chest of drawers, chest on chest, highboy, lowboy, till, scrutoire, secretary, secretaire, davenport, bookcase, cabinet, canterbury, escritoire, etagere, vargueno, vitrine, chamber, apartment, room, cabin, office, court, hall, atrium, suite of rooms, apartment, flat, story, saloon, salon, parlor, by-room, cubicle, presence chamber, sitting room, best room, keeping room, drawing room, reception room, state room, gallery, cabinet, closet, pew, box, boudoir, adytum, sanctum, bedroom, dormitory, refectory, dining room, salle-a-manger, nursery, schoolroom, library, study, studio, billiard room, smoking room, den, stateroom, tablinum, tenement, bath room, bathroom, toilet, lavatory, powder room, john, jakes, necessary, loo, men's room, ladies' room, rest room, (uncleanness), 653 attic, loft, garret, cockloft, clerestory, cellar, vault, hold, cockpit, cubbyhole, cook house, entre-sol, mezzanine floor, ground floor, rez-de-chaussee, basement, kitchen, pantry, bawarchi-khana, scullery, offices, storeroom, lumber room, dairy, laundry, coach house, garage, hangar, outhouse, penthouse, lean-to, portico, porch, stoop, stope, veranda, patio, lanai, terrace, deck, lobby, court, courtyard, hall, vestibule, corridor, passage, breezeway, ante room, ante chamber, lounge, piazza, veranda, conservatory, greenhouse, bower, arbor, summerhouse, alcove, grotto, hermitage, lodging, bed, carriage, capsular, saccular, sacculated, recipient, ventricular, cystic, vascular, vesicular, cellular, camerated, locular, multilocular, polygastric, marsupial, siliquose, siliquous.

Intemperance

N intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, tragalism, pleasure, effeminacy, silkiness, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of pleasure, lap of luxury, free living, indulgence, high living, wild living, inabstinence, self- indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism, drug habit, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, crapulence, revels, revelry, debauch, carousal, jollification, drinking bout, wassail, saturnalia, orgies, excess, too much, Circean cup, bhang, hashish, marijuana, pot, hemp, grass, opium, cocaine, morphine, heroin, LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, phencyclidine, angel dust, PCP, barbiturates, amphetamines, speed, intemperate, inabstinent, sensual, self-indulgent, voluptuous, luxurious, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched, brutish, crapulous, swinish, piggish, Paphian, Epicurean, Sybaritical, bred in the lap of luxury, nursed in the lap of luxury, indulged, pampered, full-fed, high-fed, being full of supper and distempering draughts.

Calefaction

N calefaction, increase of temperature, heating, calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction, melting, fusion, liquefaction, burning, ambustion, combustion, incension, accension, concremation, cremation, scorification, cautery, cauterization, ustulation, calcination, cracking, refining, incineration, cineration, carbonization, cupellation, ignition, inflammation, adustion, flagration, deflagration, conflagration, empyrosis, incendiarism, arson, auto dafe, boiling, coction, ebullition, estuation, elixation, decoction, ebullioscope, geyser, distillation (vaporization), furnace, blanket, flannel, fur, wadding, clothing, still, refinery, fractionating column, fractionating tower, cracking tower, match, incendiary, petroleuse, cauterizer, caustic, lunar caustic, alkali, apozem, moxa, acid, aqua fortis, aqua regia, catheretic, nitric acid, nitrochloro-hydric acid, nitromuriatic acid, radioactivity, gamma rays, alpha particles, beta rays, X-rays, radiation, cosmic radiation, background radiation, radioactive isotopes, tritium, uranium, plutonium, radon, radium, sunstroke, coup de soleil, insolation, pottery, ceramics, crockery, porcelain, china, earthenware, stoneware, pot, mug, terra cotta, brick, clinker, cinder, ash, scoriae, embers, soot, slag, coke, carbon, charcoal, wood alcohol, turpentine, tea tree oil, gasoline, kerosene, naptha, fuel oil (fuel), wax, paraffin, residue, tar, inflammability, combustibility, diathermancy, transcalency, conduction, convection, radiation, radiant heat, heat conductivity, conductivity, thermal expansion, coefficient of expansion, heated, molten, sodden, r_echauff_e, heating, adust, inflammable, combustible, diathermal, diathermanous, burnt, volcanic, radioactive.

Furnace

N furnace, stove, kiln, oven, cracker, hearth, focus, combustion chamber, athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory, volcano, forge, fiery furnace, limekiln, Dutch oven, tuyere, brasier, salamander, heater, warming pan, boiler, caldron, seething caldron, pot, urn, kettle, chafing-dish, retort, crucible, alembic, still, waffle irons, muffle furnace, induction furnace, electric heater, electric furnace, electric resistance heat, open-hearth furnace, fireplace, gas fireplace, coal fire, wood fire, fire-dog, fire- irons, grate, range, kitchener, caboose, camboose, poker, tongs, shovel, ashpan, hob, trivet, andiron, gridiron, ashdrop, frying-pan, stew-pan, backlog, hearth, inglenook, oil burner, gas burner, Franklin stove, pot-bellied stove, wood-burning stove, central heating, steam heat, hot water heat, gas heat, forced hot air, electric heat, heat pump, solar heat, convective heat, hothouse, bakehouse, washhouse, laundry, conservatory, sudatory, Turkish bath, Russian bath, vapor bath, steam bath, sauna, warm bath, vaporarium.


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