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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.


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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