American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who makes pottery.
- v. Chiefly British Variant of putter2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the making of pots or earthenware vessels of any kind.
- n. One who peddles earthenware or crockery.
- n. One who pots meats, vegetables, etc.
- n. A fresh-water clemmyoid turtle, Deirochelys serrata, of the United States.
- n. The slider, or red-bellied terrapin, Pseudemys rugosa. See slider. [Local, U. S.]
- n. In a larger sense, any earth used in the ceramic art, including kaolin, a so-called blue clay which is of a grayish color and when fired is white, and a black clay so called, which also results in a white biscuit.
- To be busy in doing little, or what is of little or no practical value; busy one's self over trifles; trifle; work with little energy or purpose.
- To hobble; walk slowly and with difficulty; move slowly; loiter.
- To walk upon or leap from piece to piece of floating ice. Bartlett. [Local, U.S.]
- To poke; push; disturb.
- v. obsolete To poke repeatedly.
- v. UK To act in a vague or unmotivated way.
- v. UK To move slowly or aimlessly. (Often potter about, potter around)
- n. One who makes pots and other ceramic wares.
- n. idiomatic, biblical God, the creator.
- n. One who places flowers or other plants inside their pots.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels.
- n. Prov. Eng. One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
- n. One who pots meats or other eatables.
- n. (Zoöl.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
- v. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother.
- v. To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.
- v. Prov. Eng. To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
- v. work lightly
- v. move around aimlessly
- v. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
- n. a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
- Reduplicative alteration of pote. (Wiktionary)
“It should be remembered that throwing is a highly-skilled technique, and usually requires years of practice before the potter deserves to be called a master potter.”
“A village blacksmith or potter is a hard thing to live without.”
“Harry potter is way better as a book to because the films tend to repeat themselves and miss out huge chunks of the storyline which means you miss out on some of the cleverer character development and plot twists that J K Rowling builds into her books.”
“ChelsieSkyesx3 (8/18/2008 6: 49: 05 PM) the hp trailer was way better than the twilight trailer. so even though i was looking forward to twilight (AND STILL AM), i am actually pretty upset that harry potter is being pushed to a later date.”
“This isn't an "action adventure" book; it's a quiet book, that takes place over almost two years, as Tree Ear learns that the craft of being a potter is more involved than simply sitting down at a potter's wheel.”
“What is most remarkable about this particular memory is that the decorations Cufassane recalls N'waXidyula producing in this manner exactly match those on a very old xikhuwana Lawton found in a museum in the eastern Transvaal in 1963, labelled as the work of an unknown "Nhlanganu" potter from the area.”
“Harry potter is going to die as well as one of the weasly twins.”
“I formed monstrous shapes in potter's clay, or cut them in trees; I filled my notebooks and the margins of my books with rough sketches, and I spent more than one night crying without reason.”
“The "potter" is significant of God's absolute power over the clay framed by His own hands (Isa 45: 9; Jer”
“Liza Hempstock, a witch buried in potter’s field, shunned by most in the graveyard, but becoming an unusual acquaintance for Bod.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘potter’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
My big word list.
Words that have been used as baby names, including virtue names, nature names, place names, etc.
The title is an actual name given to a Puritan boy in the 17th century.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's The Amulet of Samarkand.
One word from each of Omar Khayyam's rubaiyat as translated by Edward FitzGerald (1st edition)
Words that are used way too much in conversation, especially by me. Which is not to say I don't like them
People who make stuff.
Looking for tweets for potter.