Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Focus on the pronunciation of pot

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Pots & pans, but you might be interested in these topics from the Kitchen equipment topic area:

Definitions of “pot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More