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potter

noun

1 potter

A craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln.

synonyms: ceramicist, ceramist, thrower.

Dutch: pottenbakker, pottenbakster
Polish: garncarz



verb

1 potter

Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.

synonyms: mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, putter, tinker.

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more

2 potter

Work lightly:
— The old lady is pottering around in the garden.

synonym: putter.

3 potter

Move around aimlessly.

synonyms: potter around, putter, putter around.


Moby thesaurus: beguile the time, burn daylight, ceramicist, ceramist, consume time, coquet, dabble, dally, dally away, diddle, diddle away, doodle, dribble away, drivel away, enamelist, fiddle, fiddle with, fiddle-faddle, fidget with, finger with ... show more.

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pottering

adjective

Roget 682: active, brisk, brisk as a lark, brisk as a bee; lively, animated, vivacious; alive, alive and kicking; frisky, spirited, stirring.    nimble, nimble as a squirrel; ... show more

noun

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

adjective

Roget 683: inactive; motionless etc. 265; unoccupied etc. (doing nothing) 681; unbusied.    indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, ... show more

noun

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

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