Pot vs Basin - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun basin is

a cdp in montana.

pot

English

(wikipedia pot)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from late (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A vessel used for cooking or storing food, or for growing plants in, especially flowers.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots , such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • (label) The money wagered in poker or similar games.
  • A trap for catching lobsters, crabs, eels, or fish.
  • (label) An iron hat with a broad brim.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1786, author=(Francis Grose), title=A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page=12,
  • passage=The pot is an iron hat with broad brims: there are many under the denomination in the Tower, said to have been taken from the French; one of them is represented in plat 7, fig. 1 and 2.}}
  • A glass of beer, of a size that varies regionally but is normally 10 fl oz (285 ml).
  • * 2009 , Deborah Penrith, Jodie Seal, Live & Work in Australia , page 187,
  • There are plenty of pubs and bars all over Australia (serving beer in schooners – 425ml or middies/pots ~285ml), and if you don?t fancy those you can drink in wine bars, pleasant beer gardens, or with friends at home.
  • A potshot.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 1, author=Tom Fordyce, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , passage=England were shipping penalties at an alarming rate - five in the first 15 minutes alone - and with Wilkinson missing three long-distance pots of his own in the first 20 minutes, the alarm bells began to ring for Martin Johnson's men.}}
  • (label) A protruding belly; a paunch.
  • (label) Ruin or deterioration.
  • The act of causing a ball to fall into a pocket.
  • (label) A potentiometer.
  • (label) A non-conducting, usually ceramic, stand that supports the third rail while keeping it electrically insulated from the ground.
  • (label) An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug.
  • A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot.
  • A crucible.
  • a graphite pot'''; a melting '''pot
  • A perforated cask for draining sugar.
  • (Knight)
  • A size of paper; pott.
  • (label) toilet
  • * 2011 , Ben Zeller, Secrets of Beaver Creek (page 204)
  • Synonyms
    * (cooking vessel) * (money wagered in a card game) * (trap for crustaceans or fish) * middy (qualifier), schooner (South Australia) * (potshot) * (protruding belly) beer belly * * (in English billiards) winning hazard * (potentiometer) * (non-conducting stand for a third rail)
    Derived terms
    * pot head * chamberpot * pisspot * pot ale * pot boiler * pot life * pot holder * pot roast * pot-au-feu * potbelly * potboil * potboiler * pothole * potpie * potpourri * potshot * potsherd * pot stirrer * pottage * potter * pottery * potty * hot pot * potted plant * stir the pot * teapot * two pot screamer
    See also
    * cooker * multicooker

    Verb

  • To put (something) into a pot.
  • to pot a plant
  • To preserve by bottling or canning.
  • potted meat
  • (label) To cause a ball to fall into a pocket.
  • (label) To be capable of being potted.
  • The black ball doesn't pot ; the red is in the way.
  • To shoot.
  • (label) To send someone to gaol, expeditiously.
  • To tipple; to drink.
  • * Feltham
  • It is less labour to plough than to pot it.
  • (label) 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
  • 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?

    Etymology 2

    Possibly a shortened form of Mexican (etyl) , supposedly denoting a drink of wine or brandy in which marijuana buds were steeped.

    Noun

    (-)
  • The drug marijuana.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * pothead

    Etymology 3

    (potentiometer) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms
  • slide pot, a sliding (linear) potentiometer typically designed to be manipulated by a thumb or finger
  • thumb pot, a rotating potentiometer designed to be turned by a thumb or finger
  • References

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    Anagrams

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    basin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  • (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin' is an endorheic, or closed, ' basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (bowl) sink

    Derived terms

    * basin of attraction * catchment basin * Chad Basin * drainage basin * oceanic basin * sedimentary basin * Tarim Basin

    See also

    * (wikipedia "basin") *

    Anagrams

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