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Meaning of POTTER

Pronunciation:  'pâtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
  2. [v]  move around aimlessly
  3. [v]  do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
  4. [v]  work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

POTTER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ceramicist, ceramist, mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter around, putter, putter, putter around, thrower, tinker
 See Also: artificer, artisan, busy, craftsman, Josiah Spode, Josiah Wedgwood, journeyman, move, occupy, puddle, Spode, Wedgwood, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pot"ter\, n. [Cf. F. potier.]
    1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii.
             The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.
    2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De
    3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
    4. (Zo["o]l.) The red-bellied terrapin. See {Terrapin}.
    {Potter's asthma} (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so
       called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.
    {Potter's clay}. See under {Clay}.
    {Potter's field}, a public burial place, especially in a
       city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so
       named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in
       --Matt. xxvii. 7.
    {Potter's ore}. See {Alquifou}.
    {Potter's wheel}, a horizontal revolving disk on which the
       clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. ``My
       thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel.'' --Shak.
    {Potter wasp} (Zo["o]l.), a small solitary wasp ({Eumenes
       fraternal}) which constructs a globular nest of mud and
       sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as
       cankerworms, as food for its young.
  2. \Pot"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pottered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pottering}.] [Cf. W. pwtio to poke, or OD. poteren to
    search one thoroughly, Sw. p[*a]ta, peta, to pick, E. pother,
    1. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little
       purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother.
       Pottering about the Mile End cottages.      --Mrs. Humphry
    2. To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.
  3. \Pot"ter\, v. t.
    To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
    [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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