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potter (craftsman)

Definition:

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

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

potters

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

[noun] late Old English pottere, Old French potier, from root ... | [verb] "to...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ceramic art | ceramics

mean art objects such as figures, tiles, and tableware made from clay and other raw materials by the process of pottery. Some ceramic products are regarded as fine art, while others are regarded as decorative, industrial or applied art objects, or as ... (42 of 5571 words, 26 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ceramic art

New World Dictionary:

ceramist | ceramicist

a person who works in ceramics; ceramic artist (8 of 17 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ceramist

Collins Dictionary:

ceramicist | ceramist | ceramics

Same as "ceramist" | [ceramics] a creator of or expert on ceramics | [functioning as singular] the art and techniques of producing articles of clay, ... (23 of 358 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ceramicist

Oxford Dictionary:

ceramic | ceramics | ceramicist [derived]

made of clay and permanently hardened by heat | relating to ceramic articles | ("ceramics") | pots and other articles made from clay hardened by heat ... (23 of 110 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ceramic

Random House Dictionary:

ceramist | ceramicist [sense-specific]

a person who makes ceramics. | a technician in a dental laboratory who makes dentures from porcelain. (16 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ceramist

Merriam-Webster:

ceramist | ceramicist

one who makes ceramic products or works of art (9 of 26 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ceramist

Wiktionary:

ceramicist | ceramicists [plural]

A person who makes ceramics, such as pottery. (8 of 21 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ceramicist

American Heritage Dictionary:

ceramist

One who makes ceramic objects or artwork. (7 of 17 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ceramist

Cambridge Dictionary:

potter [entry 1, British] | putter [United States]

to move about without hurrying and in a relaxed and pleasant way (12 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/potter 1

potter [entry 2]

a person who makes dishes, plates and other objects from clay, usually by hand on a special wheel (18 of 28 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/potter 2

potter [entry 3, singular]

[British] a slow, relaxed walk around a place (8 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/potter 3

Macmillan British Dictionary:

potter [intransitive, British, verb] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle] | potters [3rd-person singular present]

to do things in a slow and enjoyable way (9 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/potter 5

potter [countable] | potters [plural]

someone who makes dishes or other objects out of clay (10 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/potter

Columbia Encyclopedia:

ceramics

materials made of nonmetallic minerals that have been permanently hardened by firing at a high temperature, or objects made of such materials. Most ... (23 of 152 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0811128​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

ceramist | ceramists [plural] | ceramicist: ceramicists [plural] | ceramicists [plural] | ceramicist

somebody who makes ceramic objects (5 of 27 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595922​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

potter

First use: 1520s

Origin: [noun] late Old English pottere, Old French potier, from root ... | [verb] "to poke again and again", frequentative of obsolete poten ... (22 of 114 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=potter

New World Dictionary:

potter

Origin: Middle English from Late Old English pottere from Medieval Latin pottarius | frequentative formation from obsolete pote from Old ... (18 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/potter

Collins Dictionary:

potter | (Canadian) putter [United States] | Potter [United States]

First use: 16th century

Origin: (in the sense: to poke repeatedly): from Old English potian to thrust; see put

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/potter

Wiktionary:

potter | potters [plural] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle]

Origin: Middle English pottere, from Old French potier | Reduplicative alteration of pote.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/potter

Oxford Dictionary:

potter [entry 1] | putter [North American]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (in the sense "poke repeatedly"): frequentative of dialect pote "to push, kick, or poke" of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/potter

potter [entry 2]

Origin: late Old English pottere (see "pot1", "-er1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/potter--2

Merriam-Webster:

potter [entry 2, verb]

First use: 1829

Origin: probably frequentative of English dialect pote to poke

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/potter show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

potter [entry 1] | pots [plural] | potted [past tense] | potting [present participle]

First use: Pre-12th century

Origin: Directly or (later) via French from assumed Vulgar Latin pottus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737611​/definition​.html  [offline]

potter [entry 2, British] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle] | potters [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: obsolete pote "push", origin ?

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737610​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

potter | potters [plural] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potter"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/potter

Collins Dictionary:

potter | (Canadian) putter [United States] | Potter [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potter"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/potter

Cambridge Dictionary:

potter [entry 1, British]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "potter"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/potter 1

potter [entry 2]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "potter"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/potter 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

potter [intransitive, British, verb] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle] | potters [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "potter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/potter 5

potter [countable] | potters [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "potter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/potter

Macmillan American Dictionary:

potter [intransitive, British, verb] | pottered [past tense] | pottering [present participle] | potters [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/potter 5

potter [countable] | potters [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potter"

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the Free Dictionary:

Potter

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Potter"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Potter"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Potter" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

potter | potters [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "potter"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

potter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "potter"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=potter​01 word=potter

Potter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Potter"

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YourDictionary Audio:

potter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "potter" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Potter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Potter" by speech synthesizer

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