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English definition of “pot”

pot

noun (CONTAINER)    /pɒt/ US  /pɑːt/
B1 [C] any of various types of container, usually round, especially one used for cooking food: Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to the boil. There's plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen for all your pots and pans. → See also teapotPots and pans B1 [C] mainly UK any of different types of containers, with or without a lid, especially for storing food or liquids: a pot of cream/jam/paint/inkContainers for liquids and gases B1 [C] a flowerpot: a terracotta plant pot Most lilies grow well in pots. [C] the amount that is contained inside a pot: I've just drunk a whole pot of tea! She'd made a large pot of chicken soup.Informal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume [C] used in combination to refer to a container of a stated type: a coffee pot a flowerpot a teapotPots and pans [C] a dish, bowl, etc. made by hand out of clayDishes, bowls, cups and glasses pots of sth a large amount of something: She's got pots of money (= she's very rich).Large amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of pot noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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