pot|ter


pot|ter
pot|ter1 «POT uhr», noun.
a person who makes pots, dishes, or vases out of clay.
[Old English pottere < pott pot + -ere -er1]
pot|ter2 «POT uhr», intransitive verb, transitive verb.
to keep busy in a rather useless way; putter: »

She potters about the house all day, but gets little done.

[(apparently frequentative) < obsolete pote, Old English potian to push, poke. See related etym. at put1 (Cf.put), putter1. (Cf.putter)]
pot´ter|er, noun.
pot´ter|ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pot´ter|er — pot|ter1 «POT uhr», noun. a person who makes pots, dishes, or vases out of clay. ╂[Old English pottere < pott pot + ere er1] pot|ter2 «POT uhr», intransitive verb, transitive verb. to keep busy in a rather useless way; putter: »She potters… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot|ter|y — «POT uhr ee», noun, plural ter|ies. 1. pots, dishes, or vases made from clay and hardened by heat. The finest type of pottery is called porcelain. All other pottery is called earthenware or stoneware. 2. the art or business of making them;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot´ter|ing|ly — pot|ter1 «POT uhr», noun. a person who makes pots, dishes, or vases out of clay. ╂[Old English pottere < pott pot + ere er1] pot|ter2 «POT uhr», intransitive verb, transitive verb. to keep busy in a rather useless way; putter: »She potters… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pot — an·thro·pot·o·mist; an·thro·pot·o·my; bough·pot; cache·pot; chasse·pot; choi·ro·pot·a·mus; col·pot·o·my; crack·pot; des·pot; des·pot·ic; des·pot·i·cal·ly; des·pot·ist; fuss·pot; gal·i·pot; gal·li·pot; hip·po·pot·a·mus; hip·pot·o·my;… …   English syllables

  • pot´shot´ter — pot|shot «POT SHOT», noun, verb, shot|ted, shot|ting. –n. 1. a shot fired at game to get food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport. 2. a quick shot at or attack against something from close range or from ambush and without careful… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot|shot — «POT SHOT», noun, verb, shot|ted, shot|ting. –n. 1. a shot fired at game to get food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport. 2. a quick shot at or attack against something from close range or from ambush and without careful aim:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot — [ po ] n. m. • 1155; lat. pop. °pottus, potus, o. préceltique 1 ♦ Récipient de ménage, destiné surtout à contenir liquides et aliments. Pot de cuivre, d étain; de faïence, de grès, de porcelaine, de terre. « Un de ces charmants pots d argile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pot-au-feu — [ potofø ] n. m. inv. • 1673, dans les loc. avoir, mettre le pot au feu; de pot et 1. feu 1 ♦ Mets composé de viande de bœuf bouillie avec des carottes, des poireaux, des navets, des oignons, du céleri, et souvent un os à moelle. ⇒ potée. Le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pot — POT. s. m. Sorte de vase de terre, ou de métal servant à divers usages. Pot de terre. pot de fer. pot de cuivre. pot de fayence. pot d argent. pot d étain. pot de grais. pot au lait. pot à boire. pot de chambre, ou pot à pisser. un pot à beurre.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française


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