What does potter mean?

Definitions for potter
ˈpɒt ərpot·ter

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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.

  2. Potter(ProperNoun)

    for a potter.

  3. Origin: Reduplicative alteration of pote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potter(noun)

    one whose occupation is to make earthen vessels

  2. Potter(noun)

    one who hawks crockery or earthenware

  3. Potter(noun)

    one who pots meats or other eatables

  4. Potter(noun)

    the red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin

  5. Potter(verb)

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

  6. Potter(verb)

    to walk lazily or idly; to saunter

  7. Potter(verb)

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

  8. Origin: [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. Simon Cowell:

    You are like a real live Harry Potter.

  2. Gillie Potter:

    Good evening England. This is Gillie Potter speaking to you in English.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    The potter forms what he pleases with soft clay, so a man accomplishes his works by his own act.

  4. 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.

  5. Hesiod:

    Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

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