What does potter mean?

Definitions for potter
ˈpɒt ərpot·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word potter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramist(verb)

    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 around(verb)

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

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

  3. potter, putter(verb)

    work lightly

    "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"

  4. putter, potter, potter around, putter around(verb)

    move around aimlessly


  1. Potter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

  2. Potter(ProperNoun)

    for a potter.

    Etymology: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potter(noun)

    one whose occupation is to make earthen vessels

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  2. Potter(noun)

    one who hawks crockery or earthenware

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  3. Potter(noun)

    one who pots meats or other eatables

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  4. Potter(noun)

    the red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  5. Potter(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  6. Potter(verb)

    to walk lazily or idly; to saunter

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  7. Potter(verb)

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

    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. Andrew Sims:

    It seems like (Rowling) had the break she needed and she's now ready to get back to the Potter world in a big way.

  2. Robert Salsbery:

    This is a whole bunch of to-do about a little bit of nothing, i agree with Robert Salsbery cause but I don't agree with Robert Salsbery tactics. ' The tide is changing' Rancher Sandy Potter told KTVZ she supports the protesters.

  3. 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.

  4. Robert Niles:

    I think Wizarding World encouraged Walt Disney to be as aggressive as they are being with Galaxys Edge, walt Disney doesn't want anyone to say,' Oh, Universal's the creative leader in this industry because Harry Potter was so good.'.

  5. Liz Klinger:

    Right now, words like' vibrator' or' vagina' are almost like equated to Voldemort in Harry Potter, where it's like,' oh, He Who Must Not Be Named,' for us, it's about destigmatizing the topic.

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