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Pot vs. Vase

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Potnoun

A flat-bottomed vessel (usually metal) used for cooking food.

Vasenoun

An upright open container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.

Potnoun

Various similar open-topped vessels, particularly

Vasenoun

(architecture) The body of the Corinthian capital.

Potnoun

A vessel (usually earthenware) used with a seal for storing food, such as a honeypot.

Vasenoun

A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland.

‘No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold,Nor silver vases took the forming mold.’;

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Potnoun

A vessel used for brewing or serving drinks: a coffee or teapot.

Vasenoun

A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche.

Potnoun

A vessel used to hold soil for growing plants, particularly flowers: a flowerpot.

Vasenoun

The calyx of a plant.

Potnoun

A vessel used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot; a toilet; the lavatory.

‘Shit or get off the pot.’;

Vasenoun

an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

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Potnoun

A crucible: a melting pot.

Vase

A vase ( or ) is an open container. It can be made from a number of materials, such as ceramics, glass, non-rusting metals, such as aluminium, brass, bronze, or stainless steel.

Potnoun

A pot-shaped trap used for catching lobsters or other seafood: a lobsterpot.

Potnoun

A pot-shaped metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney: a chimney pot.

Potnoun

A perforated cask for draining sugar.

Potnoun

(obsolete) An earthen or pewter cup or mug used for drinking liquor.

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Potnoun

A glass of beer in Australia whose size varies regionally but is typically around 10 fl oz (285 mL).

Potnoun

(slang) Ruin or deterioration.

‘After his arrest, his prospects went to pot.’;

Potnoun

(historical) An iron hat with a broad brim worn as a helmet.

Potnoun

(rail transport) A pot-shaped non-conducting (usually ceramic) stand that supports an electrified rail while insulating it from the ground.

Potnoun

(gambling) The money available to be won in a hand of poker or a round of other games of chance; (figuratively) any sum of money being used as an enticement.

‘No one's interested. You need to sweeten the pot.’;

Potnoun

A favorite: a heavily-backed horse.

Potnoun

(sports) The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket in cue sports such as billiards.

Potnoun

(slang) nodot=a: a pot-shaped belly, a paunch.

Potnoun

(slang) nodot=a: a haphazard shot; an easy or cheap shot.

Potnoun

A plaster cast.

Potnoun

(historical) nodot=a: a former size of paper, 12.5 × 15 inches.

Potnoun

Marijuana

Potnoun

A simple electromechanical device used to control resistance or voltage (often to adjust sound volume) in an electronic device by rotating or sliding when manipulated by a human thumb, screwdriver, etc.

Potnoun

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Potverb

To put (something) into a pot.

‘to pot a plant’;

Potverb

To preserve by bottling or canning.

‘potted meat’;

Potverb

(cue sports) To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.

Potverb

(cue sports) To be capable of being potted.

‘The black ball doesn't pot; the red is in the way.’;

Potverb

(transitive) To shoot with a firearm.

Potverb

To take a pot shot, or haphazard shot, with a firearm.

Potverb

To secure; gain; win; bag.

Potverb

(British) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.

Potverb

To tipple; to drink.

Potverb

(transitive) To drain.

‘to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc. with perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off’;

Potverb

To seat a person, usually a young child, onto a potty or toilet, typically during toilet teaching.

‘Could you please pot the children before sending them to bed?’;

Potverb

To apply a plaster cast to a broken limb.

Potnoun

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.

Potnoun

An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.

Potnoun

The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale.

Potnoun

A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.

Potnoun

A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot.

Potnoun

A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc.

Potnoun

A perforated cask for draining sugar.

Potnoun

A size of paper. See Pott.

Potnoun

marijuana.

Potnoun

The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool;

Potnoun

A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; - called also pot helmet.

Potnoun

The total of the bets at one time; the pool.

Potverb

To place or inclose in pots

Potverb

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.’;

Potverb

To secure; gain; win; bag.

Potverb

To tipple; to drink.

‘It is less labor to plow than to pot it.’;

Potverb

To take a pot shot or shots, as at game or an enemy.

Potnoun

metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid

Potnoun

a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Potnoun

the quantity contained in a pot

Potnoun

a container in which plants are cultivated

Potnoun

(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’;

Potnoun

the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

Potnoun

slang terms for a paunch

Potnoun

a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets

Potnoun

street names for marijuana

Potverb

plant in a pot;

‘He potted the palm’;

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