HyperDic: potter

English > 4 senses of the word potter:
NOUNperson potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramista craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
VERBcontactpotter, putter, mess around, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck arounddo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
socialpotter, putterwork lightly
contactpotter, putter, potter around, putter aroundmove around aimlessly
potter > pronunciation
Soundspaa'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > potter: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln.
Synonymsthrower, ceramicist, ceramist
InstancesSpode, Josiah SpodeEnglish potter who started a pottery famous for its bone china (1754-1827)
Wedgwood, Josiah WedgwoodEnglish potter (1730-1795)
Broadercraftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificerA skilled worker who practices some trade / trade or handicraft
Spanishalfarero, cantarero, ceramista
Catalanceramista, terrissaire, terrisser
English > potter: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningDo random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsputter, mess around, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around
Narrowerpuddlemess around, as in a liquid / liquid or paste
BroaderworkExert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
Spanishentretenerse
Nounspotterera person who putters about
English > potter: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningWork lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
Synonymputter
Broaderbusy, occupyKeep busy with
Spanishentretenerse
Nounspotterera person who putters about
English > potter: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningMove around aimlessly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsputter, potter around, putter around
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishentretenerse
Nounspotterera person who putters about

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