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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pot·ter /ˈpɑtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poth·er n.  Bustle; confusion; tumult; flutter; bother. [Written also potter, and pudder.] “What a pother and stir!” --Oldham. “Coming on with a terrible pother.” --Wordsworth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pot·ter n.
 1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels.
    The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.   --Longfellow.
 2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
 4. Zool. The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
 Potter's asthma Med., emphysema of the lungs; -- so called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.
 Potter's clay. See under Clay.
 Potter's field, a public burial place, especially in a city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in --Matt. xxvii. 7.
 Potter's ore. See Alquifou.
 Potter's wheel, a horizontal revolving disk on which the clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. “My thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel.” --Shak.
 Potter wasp Zool., a small solitary wasp (Eumenes fraternal) which constructs a globular nest of mud and sand in which it deposits insect larvæ, such as cankerworms, as food for its young.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pot·ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pottered p. pr. & vb. n. Pottering.]
 1. To busy one's self with trifles; to labor with little purpose, energy, of effect; to trifle; to putter; to pother.
 Syn: -- putter; pother.
    Pottering about the Mile End cottages.   --Mrs. Humphry Ward.
 2. To walk lazily or idly; to saunter.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pot·ter, v. t. To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother. [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes
          them it a kiln [syn: thrower, ceramicist, ceramist]
      v 1: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;
           "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little
           house" [syn: putter, mess around, tinker, monkey,
            monkey around, muck about, muck around]
      2: work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the
         garden" [syn: putter]
      3: move around aimlessly [syn: putter, potter around, putter