- pott's abscess,
- pott's disease,
- pott's fracture,
- potter wasp,
- potter's clay,
- potter's facies,
- potter's field,
- potter's syndrome
Origin of potter1
verb (used without object), noun Chiefly British.
Origin of potter2
Examples from the Web for potter
But remember “Potter,” the evil banker played by Lionel Barrymore?
Potter suggested that she drive herself to Millwood Hospital, a mental-health facility.
She was later apprehended there after Potter called a different friend, who called the police.
Potter is such a memorable role, it means Radcliffe can consistently surprise us with whatever he does subsequent to it.
Truth be told, the Potter books were worth losing a little sleep over.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’|Malcolm Jones|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The popular poet describes him as giving to a potter the insignia and dignity of a Boyar.Russia: Its People and Its Literature|Emilia Pardo Bazán
He perceived that Mr. Potter was trying to impress him, but he was not impressed in the least.The House of Strange Secrets|A. Eric Bayly
The potter sat sprawling on the ground, and did not bestir himself to do anything.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
A great advance in the manufacture of pottery was achieved during the Pyramid Age, when the potter's wheel was invented.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The furnace trieth the potter's vessels, and the trial of affliction just men.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Word Origin for potter
"maker of pots" (they also sometimes doubled as bell-founders), late Old English pottere "potter," reinforced by Old French potier "potter," agent noun from root of pot (n.1). As a surname from late 12c. Potter's field (1520s) is Biblical, a ground where clay suitable for pottery was dug, later purchased by high priests of Jerusalem as a burying ground for strangers, criminals, and the poor (Matt. xxvii:7). An older Old English word for "potter" was crocwyrhta "crock-wright."
"occupy oneself in a trifling way," 1740, earlier "to poke again and again" (1520s), frequentative of obsolete verb poten "to push, poke," from Old English potian "to push" (see put (v.)). Sense of "occupy oneself in a trifling way" is first recorded 1740. Related: Pottered; pottering.