Definition of pottery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɒtəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːtəri//
    (pl. potteries) Artwork and techniques
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  1. 1[uncountable] pots, dishes, etc. made with clay that is baked in an oven, especially when they are made by hand Roman pottery a piece of pottery fragments of Iron Age pottery the kilns in which the pottery is fired
  2. 2[uncountable] the clay that some dishes and pots are made of a jug made of blue-glazed pottery a pottery casserole dish
  3. 3[uncountable] the skill of making pots and dishes from clay, especially by hand a pottery class See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  4. 4[countable] a place where clay pots and dishes are made
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French poterie, from potier ‘a potter’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pottery

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