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English noun: potter

1. potter (person) a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln


Synonymsceramicist, ceramist, thrower


Broader (hypernym)artificer, artisan, craftsman, journeyman


Instance hyponymJosiah Spode, Josiah Wedgwood, Spode, Wedgwood


English verb: potter

1. potter (contact) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly


SamplesThe old lady is usually mucking about in her little house.


Synonymsmess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, putter, tinker


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)work


Narrower (hyponym)puddle

2. potter (social) work lightly


SamplesThe old lady is pottering around in the garden.


Synonymsputter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)busy, occupy

3. potter (contact) move around aimlessly


Synonymspotter around, putter, putter around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move









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