n.1.One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels.
The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.
- Longfellow.
2.One who hawks crockery or earthenware.
3.One who pots meats or other eatables.
4.(Zool.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
Potter's asthma
(Med.) emphysema of the lungs; - so called because very prevalent among potters.
Potter's clay
See under Clay.
- Parkers.
Potter's field
a public burial place, especially in a city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; - so named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in Matt. xxvii. 7.
- Matt. xxvii. 7.
Potter's ore
See Alquifou.
Potter's wheel
a horizontal revolving disk on which the clay is molded into form with the hands or tools.
Potter wasp
(Zool.) a small solitary wasp (Eumenes fraternal) which constructs a globular nest of mud and sand in which it deposits insect larvæ, such as cankerworms, as food for its young.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to pother.
[imp. & p. p. Pottered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pottering.]
Pottering about the Mile End cottages.
- Mrs. Humphry Ward.
2.To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.
v. t.1.To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
Noun1.Potterpotter - a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
Verb1.potter - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
2.potter - work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
Synonyms: putter
3.potter - move around aimlessly
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