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Definition of "pot" []

  • Any of various usually domestic containers made of pottery, metal, or glass, as: (noun)
  • A round, fairly deep cooking vessel with a handle and often a lid. (noun)
  • A short round container for storing or serving food: a jam pot; a mustard pot. (noun)
  • A coffeepot. (noun)
  • A teapot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pot" in a sentence
  • "Put the potatoes, carrot and rice into another pot* with the rest of the chicken stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, then put the contents of this pot into the pot with the cucumber and simmer for 5 more minutes."
  • "When for any reason it is necessary to put a small or weakly rooted plant or cutting, or a cutting that is just on the point of sending forth roots, in a pot that seems too large, _put it near the edge of the pot_, instead of in the middle."
  • "A little later, about the middle of the sixteenth century, the favorite paper mark was the jug or pot, from which would appear to have originated the term pot paper."