a container used for cooking which is round, deep, and usually made of metal:
There was a big pot of soup on the stove.
a container for a plant, usually made of plastic or baked clay:
for a plant[countable]DLG
herbs growing in pots
a container with a handle and a small tube for pouring, used to make tea or coffee:
Is there any tea left in the pot?
pot of➔ coffee pot, teapot
I'll make a pot of coffee.
a round container for storing foods such as jam that are slightly liquid, or for substances such as glue or paint
for food, paint etc[countable] British EnglishDFU
a pot of blue paint
a dish, bowl, plate, or other container that is made by shaping clay and then baking it [↪ pottery]:
an earthenware pot
if something such as a place or an organization goes to pot, it becomes much worse or fails because no one is taking care of it:
The government has let the whole country go to pot.
7 British English informal
a lot of money:
They've got pots of money in the bank.
He's hoping to make pots of money from the deal.
money that is available to do something, especially money that people have collected
in the pot
So far we've got £150 in the pot.
all the money that people have risked in a card game, and which can be won
in the pot
There was $1000 in the pot.
drug[uncountable] old-fashioned informalMDD
Michael was smoking pot with some friends.
used humorously to say that you should not criticize someone for something, because you have done the same thing or have the same fault
the act of hitting a ball into one of the pockets (=holes at the edge of the table) in games such as billiards, pool, and snooker
hit a ball[countable] British English