Pot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Potted; p. pr. & vb. n. Potting.]
1. To place or inclose in pots; as: (a) To preserve seasoned in pots. “Potted fowl and fish.” --Dryden. (b) To set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs. (c) To drain; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc., having perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off. --B. Edwards. (d) Billiards To pocket.
2. 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. --Encyc. of Sport.
3. To secure; gain; win; bag. [Colloq.]
1. Tippling. [Obs.]
2. The act of placing in a pot; as, the potting of plants; the potting of meats for preservation.
3. The process of putting sugar in casks for cleansing and draining. [West Indies]
n 1: metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round
and deep; often has a handle and lid
2: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet,
can, commode, crapper, potty, stool, throne]
3: the quantity contained in a pot [syn: potful]
4: a container in which plants are cultivated [syn: flowerpot]
5: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
"a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of
money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must
have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good
deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess,
mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, quite
a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy
sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
6: the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
[syn: jackpot, kitty]
7: slang terms for a paunch [syn: potbelly, bay window, corporation,
8: a resistor with three terminals, the third being an
adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in
radios and TV sets [syn: potentiometer]
9: street names for marijuana [syn: grass, green goddess, dope,
weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed,
v : plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
[also: potting, potted]