Pot vs Pylon - What's the difference?

pot | pylon |

As a noun pylon is

pylon (traffic cone).



(wikipedia pot)

Etymology 1

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


(en noun)
  • A vessel used for cooking or storing food, or for growing plants in, especially flowers.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , 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


  • 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.


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

    Etymology 3

    (potentiometer) .


    (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
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    (en noun)
  • A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
  • A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (aviation)  A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  • An obelisk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • A traffic cone.
  • (American football)  An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.