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potter1 British & World English

Occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant way

potter2 British & World English

A person who makes ceramic ware

potter English Thesaurus

we pottered down to the library

Potter, Beatrix British & World English

(1866–1943), English writer for children; full name Helen Beatrix Potter. She is known for her series of animal stories, illustrated with her own delicate watercolours, which began with The Tale of Peter Rabbit (first published privately in 1900)

Potter, Dennis British & World English

(1935–94), English television dramatist; full name Dennis Christopher George Potter. His work used popular songs to contrast the humdrum or painful realities of everyday life with the imagination’s capacity for hope and self-delusion. Notable works: Brimstone and Treacle (play, 1976) and the series Pennies from Heaven (1978) and The Singing Detective (1986)

potter wasp British & World English

A solitary wasp which builds a flask-shaped nest of mud into which it seals an egg and a supply of food for the larva

Stewart, Potter British & World English

(1915–85) US Supreme Court associate justice 1958–81. Appointed to the Court by President Eisenhower, he was noted for his 1964 statement, in an opinion, on pornography: “I know it when I see it.” He upheld the First Amendment claim in the Pentagon Papers case in 1971

potter's field British & World English

A burial place for paupers and strangers

potter's wheel British & World English

A horizontal revolving disc on which wet clay is shaped into pots or other round ceramic objects

Helen Beatrix Potter in Potter, Beatrix British & World English

(1866–1943), English writer for children; full name Helen Beatrix Potter. She is known for her series of animal stories, illustrated with her own delicate watercolours, which began with The Tale of Peter Rabbit (first published privately in 1900)

potter about/around in potter English Thesaurus

I spent Monday at home, just pottering about

Dennis Christopher George Potter in Potter, Dennis British & World English

(1935–94), English television dramatist; full name Dennis Christopher George Potter. His work used popular songs to contrast the humdrum or painful realities of everyday life with the imagination’s capacity for hope and self-delusion. Notable works: Brimstone and Treacle (play, 1976) and the series Pennies from Heaven (1978) and The Singing Detective (1986)


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