What does Potter mean?

Definitions for Potter
ˈpɒt ərpot·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramistverb

    a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln

  2. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck aroundverb

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

    "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

  3. potter, putterverb

    work lightly

    "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

  4. putter, potter, potter around, putter aroundverb

    move around aimlessly


  1. Potternoun

    someone connected with Stoke City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  2. Potternoun

    for a potter.

  3. Etymology: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Potternoun

    A maker of earthen vessels.

    Etymology: potier, Fr. from pot.

    My thoughts are whirled like a potter’s wheel. William Shakespeare.

    Some press the plants with sherds of potters clay. Dryd.

    A potter will not have any chalk or marl mixed with the clay; for though it will hold burning, yet whenever any water comes near any such pots, it will slack and spoil the ware. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    He like the potter in a mould his cast
    The world’s great frame. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potternoun

    one whose occupation is to make earthen vessels

  2. Potternoun

    one who hawks crockery or earthenware

  3. Potternoun

    one who pots meats or other eatables

  4. Potternoun

    the red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin

  5. Potterverb

    to busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother

  6. Potterverb

    to walk lazily or idly; to saunter

  7. Potterverb

    to poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother

  8. Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]


  1. Potter

    Potter is a town in Yates County, New York, in the United States. The Town of Potter is located in the northwest part of the county and is south of Canandaigua, New York. The population was 1,865 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Potter

    pot′ėr, n. one who makes earthenware.—n. Pott′ery, earthenware vessels: a place where earthenware is manufactured: the business of a potter.—Potter's clay, clay used in the making of earthenware; Potter's field, a burial-place for strangers (Matt. xxvii. 7); Potter's wheel, a horizontal wheel on which clay vessels are shaped.

  2. Potter

    pot′ėr, v.i. to be fussily engaged about trifles: to loiter.—n. Pott′erer. [Prov. pote, to push.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Potter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Potter in a Sentence

  1. Vanessa Bryant:

    Sports/fantasy is a blend of two of my passions : sports and fantasy storytelling, i'm Vanessa Bryant and huge Harry Potter fan. So, it was a natural fit for me from that perspective.

  2. Kim Rhode:

    I did end up getting a first-edition Beatrix Potter in London during the Olympics. Who knows what this one will be ? maybe there's some book down in Rio that I can't live without.

  3. Omar Khayyam:

    I do remember stopping by the way, To watch a potter thumping his wet clay; And with its all-obliterated tongue It murmured, ?Gently, brother, gently, pray!?

  4. Frans Timmermans:

    We thought they are so brilliant, that in some vault somewhere in Westminster there will be a Harry Potter-like book with all the tricks and all the things in it to do.

  5. Kim Potter:

    Everything( Kim Potter) did was legal and then Kim Potter tried to break away.

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