What does potter mean?

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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.

    Etymology: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

  2. Potternoun

    for a potter.

    Etymology: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potternoun

    one whose occupation is to make earthen vessels

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  2. Potternoun

    one who hawks crockery or earthenware

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  3. Potternoun

    one who pots meats or other eatables

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  4. Potternoun

    the red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  5. Potterverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  6. Potterverb

    to walk lazily or idly; to saunter

    Etymology: [Cf. F. potier.]

  7. Potterverb

    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. President Ronald Reagan:

    Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted (in his dissent of Abington Township, 1963) ‘if religious exercises are held to be impermissible activity in schools, religion is placed at an artificial and state-created disadvantage. Permission for such exercises for those who want them is necessary if the schools are truly to be neutral in the matter of religion. And a refusal to permit them is seen not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism.

  2. Brian Battle:

    Spinning a pot on a potter's wheel when it gets out of balance, it starts spinning a lot, this is all price discovery. We had a panic yesterday. As people get back in the market they're questioning what everything is worth. I don't think it's any one thing. What's most important is where its going to close. I think we'll have a really underwhelming close.

  3. Amazon Books:

    For the millions of us who are Harry Potter fans, a new Hogwarts story is a huge event, i could easily see young fans adapting to the format and using it to act out the play on their own.

  4. Rupert Grint:

    I am the biggest "Harry Potter" fan; I even was before I knew there was going to be a film. I read all the books. The fourth one is amazing. It's scary, but I like all the books. You've got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience. In the third book, I like all the bits about Scabbers being an Animagus. And I like that Ron gets an owl.

  5. Cecily Steinmetz:

    And I told him, I said, ‘ Well, I ’m not going to take this at face value, I ’m going to check it out with Potter County,' i did not think it was right in his position to be presenting people with a false document like that.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. equivalent
    • B. tacky
    • C. incumbent
    • D. aculeate

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