Definition of Potter

1. Noun. A craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln.

Exact synonyms: Ceramicist, Ceramist, Thrower
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman
Specialized synonyms: Josiah Spode, Spode, Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood
Derivative terms: Ceramics, Ceramics, Throw

2. Verb. Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly. "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
Exact synonyms: Mess Around, Monkey, Monkey Around, Muck About, Muck Around, Putter, Tinker
Specialized synonyms: Puddle
Generic synonyms: Work
Derivative terms: Potterer, Putterer, Tinker, Tinkerer, Tinkerer

3. Verb. Work lightly. "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
Exact synonyms: Putter
Generic synonyms: Busy, Occupy
Derivative terms: Potterer, Putterer

4. Verb. Move around aimlessly.
Exact synonyms: Potter Around, Putter, Putter Around
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Potterer, Putterer

Definition of Potter

1. n. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels.

2. v. i. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother.

3. v. t. To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.

Definition of Potter

1. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with Stoke City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname A=An English occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a potter. ¹

3. Noun. One who makes pots and other ceramic wares. ¹

4. Noun. (idiomatic biblical) God, the creator. ¹

5. Noun. One who places flowers or other plants inside their pots. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To poke repeatedly. ¹

7. Verb. (British) To act in a vague or unmotivated way. ¹

8. Verb. (British) To move slowly or aimlessly. (Often (term potter about), (term potter around)) ¹

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Definition of Potter

1. to putter [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: putter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potter

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potter (current term)
potter's clay
potter's earth
potter's field
potter's fields
potter's rot
potter's wheel
potter about
potter around
potter bee
potter wasp
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Literary usage of Potter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"potter, Henry Codman, American Protestant Episcopal bishop: b. Schenectady, NY, 25 May 1835; d. 21 July 1908. He was the son of Bishop Alonzo potter (qv), ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"In 1833 he joined the London University, the only one open to him as a Unitarian. On returning to Manchester potter became a partner in the family business, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"When old Mr. potter, of the weli-known and highly respectable firm of ... Mr. potter was a stout, prosperous little old gentleman who had to deal with many ..."

4. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1877)
"4^^^^^^ " General James potter, of the Pennsylvania Militia, of whom little is known."—See note, p. 18, No. 1, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and ..."

5. Collections by CT Historical Society (1901)
"Chandler Eastman potter was born in Concord, NH, in that portion of the town ... On his father's side he was descended from Robert potter, of Lynn, Mass., ..."

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