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POT, n.

1. A vessel more deep than broad, made of earth, or iron or other metal, used for several domestic purposes; as an iron pot, for boiling meat or vegetables; a pot for holding liquors; a cup, as a pot of ale; an earthen pot for plants, called a flower pot, &c.

2. A sort of paper of small sized sheets.

To go to pot, to be destroyed, ruined, wasted or expended. [A low phrase.]

POT, v.t. To preserve seasoned in pots; as potted fowl and fish.

1. To inclose or cover in pots of earth.

2. To put in casks for draining; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler and placing it in hogsheads with perforated heads, from which the molasses percolates through the spongy stalk of a plantain leaf.



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POT, n.

1. A vessel more deep than broad, made of earth, or iron or other metal, used for several domestic purposes; as an iron pot, for boiling meat or vegetables; a pot for holding liquors; a cup, as a pot of ale; an earthen pot for plants, called a flower pot, &c.

2. A sort of paper of small sized sheets.

To go to pot, to be destroyed, ruined, wasted or expended. [A low phrase.]

POT, v.t. To preserve seasoned in pots; as potted fowl and fish.

1. To inclose or cover in pots of earth.

2. To put in casks for draining; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler and placing it in hogsheads with perforated heads, from which the molasses percolates through the spongy stalk of a plantain leaf.

POT, n. [Fr. pot; Arm. pod; Ir. pota; Sw. potta; Dan. potte; W. pot, a pot, and potel, a bottle; poten, a pudding, the paunch, something bulging; D. pot, a pot, a stake, a hoard; potten, to hoard.]

  1. A vessel more deep than broad, made of earth, or iron or other metal, used for several domestic purposes; as, an iron pot for boiling meat or vegetables; a pot for holding liquors; a cup, as a pot of ale; an earthen pot for plants, called a flower-pot, &c.
  2. A sort of paper of small sized sheets. To go to pot, to be destroyed, ruined, wasted or expended. [A low phrase.]

POT, v.t.

  1. To preserve seasoned in pots; as, potted fowl and fish. – Dryden.
  2. To inclose or cover in pots of earth. – Mortimer.
  3. To put in casks for draining; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler and placing it in hogsheads with perforated heads, from which the melasses percolates through the spungy stalk of a plantain leaf. – Edward's W. Indies.

Pot
  1. 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.
  2. To place or inclose in pots

    ] as: (a)
  3. To tipple; to drink.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

    It is less labor to plow than to pot it. Feltham.

  4. 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.

  5. To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.
  6. The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool;

    also (Racing, Eng.)
  7. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
  8. To secure; gain; win; bag.

    [Colloq.]
  9. A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also pot helmet.
  10. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale.

    "Give her a pot and a cake." De Foe.
  11. The total of the bets at one time; the pool.
  12. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.
  13. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.
  14. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.
  15. A perforated cask for draining sugar.

    Knight.
  16. A size of paper. See Pott.

    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.

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Pot

POT, noun

1. A vessel more deep than broad, made of earth, or iron or other metal, used for several domestic purposes; as an iron pot for boiling meat or vegetables; a pot for holding liquors; a cup, as a pot of ale; an earthen pot for plants, called a flower pot etc.

2. A sort of paper of small sized sheets.

To go to pot to be destroyed, ruined, wasted or expended. [A low phrase.]

POT, verb transitive To preserve seasoned in pots; as potted fowl and fish.

1. To inclose or cover in pots of earth.

2. To put in casks for draining; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler and placing it in hogsheads with perforated heads, from which the molasses percolates through the spongy stalk of a plantain leaf.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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