Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun potter

1 sense of potter

Sense 1
potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramist -- (a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln)
       => craftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificer -- (a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb potter

3 senses of potter

Sense 1
putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around -- (do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house")
       => work -- (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor")

Sense 2
potter, putter -- (work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the garden")
       => busy, occupy -- (keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection")

Sense 3
putter, potter, potter around, putter around -- (move around aimlessly)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

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