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potnoun [C]

us   /pɑt/
  • pot noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a round container used for cooking, serving, storing, and other purposes: a clay/brass pot a flower pot We need space for our pots and pans.
A pot is also the substance contained in a pot: The pot was simmering. He made a new pot of coffee.
  • pot noun [C] (AMOUNT)

infml a large amount, esp. of money: There are pots of money involved in this deal.
infml A pot is also all the money being risked at a single time in a card game.

potverb [T]

us   /pɑt/ -tt-
  • pot verb [T] (CONTAIN)

to put a plant into a pot: We should be potting the roses.
(Definition of pot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pot" in British English

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potnoun

uk   /pɒt/ us   /pɑːt/
  • pot noun (CONTAINER)

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.
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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/ink
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.
[C] used in combination to refer to a container of a stated type: a coffee pot a flowerpot a teapot a cooking pot
[C] a dish, bowl, etc. made by hand out of clay
pots of sth
a large amount of something: She's got pots of money (= she's very rich).

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  • pot noun (HIT BALL)

[C] UK an act of hitting a ball into a hole, especially in games such as snooker: Dawson made a difficult pot look very easy.

potverb

uk   /pɒt/ us   /pɑːt/ -tt-
(Definition of pot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pot" in Business English

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potnoun [C]

uk   /pɒt/ us   FINANCE
an amount of money available for something: in the pot This could mean an extra £10,000 in the pot compared to a traditional pension.a pot of sth The new cash will be added to a pot of $200 million in federal grants. He cautioned that the center only has a small pot of money allocated to it. a bonus/pension/prize pot
(Definition of pot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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