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The Universal Dictionary

potter

['pɔtə] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. гончар; горшечник

    2. продавец глиняной посуды, гончарных изделий

    1. гл.

      1. заниматься несистематически, непрофессионально (чем-л.)

      2. = potter about / around

        1. заниматься лёгкой работой, работать не в полную силу

        2. ковыряться, копаться

      3. = potter away бесцельно проводить время, заниматься ерундой

    2. сущ.

      1. пустяковая работа

      2. бесцельная прогулка, гулянье, фланирование

  2. сущ.

    1. тот, кто занимается консервированием мяса и др. продуктов

    2. охотник, убивающий всякую дичь без разбора

Learning (En-Ru)

potter

  1. ['pɒtə]

    n

    гончар

  2. v

    • to potter about the house/the garden — заниматься мелкими делами по дому, возиться в саду

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The potter sat on a clean mat with his tea-things at his side.
Гончар сидел на чистом мате, рядом была расставлена чайная посуда.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / From sea to seaКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / От моря до моря
От моря до моря
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© Издательство "Мысль", 1983
From sea to sea
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© BiblioLife, LLC
He said, "I am a potter.
Он отвечал: «Я горшечник.
Osho, Bhagvan Shree Rajneesh / The Messiah, Volume 2Ошо Бхагван Шри Раджниш / Мессия. Том 2
Мессия. Том 2
Ошо Бхагван Шри Раджниш
The Messiah, Volume 2
Osho, Bhagvan Shree Rajneesh
"The potter knew my history as well, though he did not speak of it to me in the beginning when I went to work for him.
Гончар тоже знал мою историю, хотя первое время, когда я только начала у него работать, не говорил мне об этом.
Brooks, Terry / First King of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Первый король Шаннары
Первый король Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
First King of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1996 by Terry Brooks
'So you potter about in the dust at this hour of the day?' he said gaily, as he stooped to grasp the Abbe's hands.
– Что это ты вздумал в эдакую жару шлепать по пыли? – весело сказал доктор, высовываясь из экипажа, чтобы пожать аббату руку.
Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret's TransgressionЗоля, Эмиль / Проступок аббата Муре
Проступок аббата Муре
Золя, Эмиль
Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Zola, Emile
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
They drive down Potter Avenue toward the highway.
Они спускаются по Поттер-авеню к шоссе.
Updike, John / Rabbit, RunАпдайк, Джон / Кролик, беги
Кролик, беги
Апдайк, Джон
© Издательство «Правда», 1990
Rabbit, Run
Updike, John
© 1998 by Ballantine Books
"If anybody tells, let Muff Potter do it, if he's fool enough. He's generally drunk enough."
— Если доносить, пускай уж лучше Мэф Поттер доносит, раз он такой дурак, да еще и пьяница; а пьяному море по колено.
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
Potter dropped his knife, and exclaimed:
Поттер уронил свой нож и закричал:
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
Garp was already leaving and the bartender had to pull Benny Potter out of the sink and set him down, off the bar.
Но Гарп уже шел к выходу. Бармену пришлось вытащить Бенни из раковины и усадить за самый дальний столик
Irving, John / The world According to GarpИрвинг, Джон / Мир глазами Гарпа
Мир глазами Гарпа
Ирвинг, Джон
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
© И. Тогоева, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The world According to Garp
Irving, John
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
Potter would have fallen if they had not caught him and eased him to the ground.
Поттер упал бы, если б его не подхватили и не опустили осторожно на землю.
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
A gory knife had been found close to the murdered man, and it had been recognized by somebody as belonging to Muff Potter — so the story ran.
Возле убитого был найден окровавленный нож, и, как говорили, кто-то признал в нем карманный нож Мэфа Поттера.
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
Potter and Injun Joe were carrying a handbarrow with a rope and a couple of shovels on it.
Поттер и индеец Джо везли тачку с веревками и лопатами.
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
"You little gnat, Potter," Garp said.
— Ты просто гнида, Поттер, — сказал он.
Irving, John / The world According to GarpИрвинг, Джон / Мир глазами Гарпа
Мир глазами Гарпа
Ирвинг, Джон
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
© И. Тогоева, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The world According to Garp
Irving, John
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
He reeled and fell partly upon Potter, flooding him with his blood, and in the same moment the clouds blotted out the dreadful spectacle and the two frightened boys went speeding away in the dark.
Тот зашатался и повалился на Поттера, заливая его своей кровью; в эту минуту на луну набежали облака и скрыли страшную картину от перепуганных мальчиков, которые бросились бежать, в темноте не разбирая дороги.
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
Potter took out a large spring-knife and cut off the dangling end of the rope and then said:
Поттер достал из кармана большой складной нож, обрезал болтающийся конец веревки и сказал:
Twain, Mark / The Adventures of Tom SawyerТвен, Марк / Приключения Тома Сойера
Приключения Тома Сойера
Твен, Марк
© «Государственное издательство художественной литературы», 1960
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark
© 1999 by Saddleback Publishing, Inc.
"Mr. Potter?" the other asked as Tirrell approached.
– Мистер Поттер? – спросил тот, когда Тирелл приблизился.
Zahn, Timothy / A Coming Of AgeЗан, Тимоти / Планета по имени Тигрис
Планета по имени Тигрис
Зан, Тимоти
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn
© Перевод. И. Рассохин, В. Иванов, 2006
© Издание на русском языке ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
A Coming Of Age
Zahn, Timothy
© 1985 by Timothy Zahn

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'pɔtəNounгончар; горшечникExamples

potter's wheel — гончарный круг

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Collocations

potter about the garden
ковыряться в саду
potter about the garden
копаться в саду
Harry Potter
Гарри Поттер
Potter-Bucky grid
отсеивающий растр
potter's clay
гончарная глина
potter's earth
гончарная глина
potter's field
земля горшечника
potter's field
кладбище для бедняков и бродяг
potter's wheel
гончарный круг
pottering about
возня
potter's earth
горшечная глина
potter's lung
астма гончаров

Word forms

potter

noun
SingularPlural
Common casepotterpotters
Possessive casepotter'spotters'

potter

verb
Basic forms
Pastpottered
Imperativepotter
Present Participle (Participle I)pottering
Past Participle (Participle II)pottered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I potterwe potter
you potteryou potter
he/she/it pottersthey potter
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am potteringwe are pottering
you are potteringyou are pottering
he/she/it is potteringthey are pottering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have potteredwe have pottered
you have potteredyou have pottered
he/she/it has potteredthey have pottered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been potteringwe have been pottering
you have been potteringyou have been pottering
he/she/it has been potteringthey have been pottering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I potteredwe pottered
you potteredyou pottered
he/she/it potteredthey pottered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was potteringwe were pottering
you were potteringyou were pottering
he/she/it was potteringthey were pottering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had potteredwe had pottered
you had potteredyou had pottered
he/she/it had potteredthey had pottered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been potteringwe had been pottering
you had been potteringyou had been pottering
he/she/it had been potteringthey had been pottering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will potterwe shall/will potter
you will potteryou will potter
he/she/it will potterthey will potter
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be potteringwe shall/will be pottering
you will be potteringyou will be pottering
he/she/it will be potteringthey will be pottering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have potteredwe shall/will have pottered
you will have potteredyou will have pottered
he/she/it will have potteredthey will have pottered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been potteringwe shall/will have been pottering
you will have been potteringyou will have been pottering
he/she/it will have been potteringthey will have been pottering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would potterwe should/would potter
you would potteryou would potter
he/she/it would potterthey would potter
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be potteringwe should/would be pottering
you would be potteringyou would be pottering
he/she/it would be potteringthey would be pottering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have potteredwe should/would have pottered
you would have potteredyou would have pottered
he/she/it would have potteredthey would have pottered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been potteringwe should/would have been pottering
you would have been potteringyou would have been pottering
he/she/it would have been potteringthey would have been pottering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am potteredwe are pottered
you are potteredyou are pottered
he/she/it is potteredthey are pottered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being potteredwe are being pottered
you are being potteredyou are being pottered
he/she/it is being potteredthey are being pottered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been potteredwe have been pottered
you have been potteredyou have been pottered
he/she/it has been potteredthey have been pottered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was potteredwe were pottered
you were potteredyou were pottered
he/she/it was potteredthey were pottered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being potteredwe were being pottered
you were being potteredyou were being pottered
he/she/it was being potteredthey were being pottered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been potteredwe had been pottered
you had been potteredyou had been pottered
he/she/it had been potteredthey had been pottered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be potteredwe shall/will be pottered
you will be potteredyou will be pottered
he/she/it will be potteredthey will be pottered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been potteredwe shall/will have been pottered
you will have been potteredyou will have been pottered
he/she/it will have been potteredthey will have been pottered