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potter         

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      n   a person who makes pottery  
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potter          [2]   ,   (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   putter     (Chiefly Brit)  
      vb  
1    intr; often foll by: about or around   to busy oneself in a desultory though agreeable manner  
2    intr; often foll by: along or about   to move with little energy or direction  
to potter about town     
3    tr; usually foll by: away   to waste (time)  
to potter the day away     
      n  
4    the act of pottering  
     (C16 (in the sense: to poke repeatedly): from Old English potian to thrust; see put)  
  potterer     (esp. U.S. and Canadian)  
  putterer      n  

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Potter         
      n  
1    (Helen) Beatrix. 1866--1943, British author and illustrator of children's animal stories, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)  
2    Dennis (Christopher George). 1935--94, British dramatist. His TV plays include Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), and Blackeyes (1989)  
3    Paulus. 1625--54, Dutch painter, esp. of animals  
4    Stephen. 1900--70, British humorist and critic. Among his best-known works are Gamesmanship (1947) and One-Upmanship (1952), on the art of achieving superiority over others  


potter   [1]  
      n   a person who makes pottery  
potter   [2]   ,   (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   putter     (Chiefly Brit)  
      vb  
1    intr; often foll by: about or around   to busy oneself in a desultory though agreeable manner  
2    intr; often foll by: along or about   to move with little energy or direction  
to potter about town     
3    tr; usually foll by: away   to waste (time)  
to potter the day away     
      n  
4    the act of pottering  
     (C16 (in the sense: to poke repeatedly): from Old English potian to thrust; see put)  
  potterer     (esp. U.S. and Canadian)  
  putterer      n  
potter's field  
      n  
1      (U.S.)   a cemetery where the poor or unidentified are buried at the public expense  
2      (New Testament)   the land bought by the Sanhedrin with the money paid for the betrayal of Jesus (which Judas had returned to them) to be used as a burial place for strangers and the friendless poor (Acts 1:19; Matthew 27:7)  
potter's wheel  
      n   a device with a horizontal rotating disc, on which clay is shaped into pots, bowls, etc., by hand  
potter wasp  
      n   any of various solitary wasps of the genus Eumenes, which construct vaselike cells of mud or clay, in which they lay their eggs: family Vespidae  

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potter

  
  
dabble, fiddle     (informal)   footle     (informal)   fribble, fritter, mess about, poke along, tinker  

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