potential, adj. 1. possible, probable, prospective, likely, Latin, in posse; conceivable, imaginable, unrealized, undeveloped; latent, dormant, quiescent, abeyant, passive, inactive; covert, hidden, concealed, un-apparent, undisclosed, implicit, unexpressed.
-n. 2. capacity, capability, the stuff, Inf. what it takes, U.S. Inf. the goods; potentiality, potency, possibility; probability, prospect, likelihood, likeliness.
3. promise, hope, expectation; ability, aptitude, talent, gift, endowment.
potentiality, n. 1. capableness, potency, likeliness; conceivableness, hopefulness, expectancy.
2. possibility, probability, conceivability, prospect, likelihood.
potentially, adv. possibly, probably, prospectively, likely; conceivably, imaginably, hopefully, expectantly, implicitly.
pother, n. 1. commotion, turmoil, tumult, turbulence, storm, storm and stress, squall, tempest, hurly-burly; uproar, pandemonium, noise, hubbub, Inf. ruckus, rumpus; fracas, melee, hullaballoo, brouhaha, affray, brawl, broil, embroilment, imbroglio.
2. disorder, chaos, confusion, upheaval; disquiet, unrest, disturbance, distraction, excitement, furor, agitation, disruption, perturbation; bother, trouble, fuss, fuss and feathers, Inf to-do, much ado about nothing, tempest in a teapot; fluster, Inf. foofaraw, Inf. stew, Inf. tizzy, Inf. dither, SI. lather, SI. flap, SI. hoo-ha; flurry, ado, bustle, stir, activity, motion, movement.
-v. 3. worry, bother, fret, trouble, plague; vex, irritate, annoy, pique, rile, gall, chafe, nettle, provoke; pester, disturb, hector, harass, harry, SI. bug, get on [s.o.'s] nerves, SI. drive [s.o.] up a wall; hound, dog, nag, pick on or at, get on [s.o.'s] back, Inf. give [s.o.] a hard time, SI. jump or get on [s.o.'s] case, SI. ride; torment, taunt, bedevil, tease, tweak, mock, make or poke fun of, heckle, Inf. needle.
potion, n. drink, beverage, quaff, draft, potation, libation, Brit. SI. bevy; tonic, stimulant, Pharm. elixir; mixture, cGncoction, brew; philter, love potion.
potpourri, n. medley, olio, grab bag, Inf. mixed bag, combination, Inf. combo; melange, pastiche, pasticcio, mosaic, collage, patchwork; mixture, blend, intermixture, admixture, compound, composite, conglomeration; olla-podrida, miscellany, miscellanea, omnium-gatherum, menagerie, motley, collection; mishmash, hodgepodge, Brit, hotchpotch, gallimaufry, farrago; hash, stew, goulash, salmagundi, Fr. Cookery, ragout, (in China, India, etc.) chow-chow, Chinese menu; jumble, scramble, tangle, mess.
pottery, n. ceramics, crockery, earthenware, stoneware, terra cotta, Ceramics, biscuit or bisque; porcelain, china, delft, Wedgewood or Wedgewood ware.
pouch, n. 1. bag, sack, Midland U.S. and Scot. poke, Southwestern U.S. alforja, Chiefly Scot. pocket, Obs. budget; pack, packet, satchel, container, receptacle, reticule.
2. purse, (in Scottish Highland costume) sporran, change purse, money bag; pocketbook, handbag; grip, valise, carpetbag; ditty bag.
3. backpack, knapsack, kitbag, haversack, rucksack; gunnysack, gunny-bag, duffel bag.
4. saddle bag, sabretache; mail bag, mail pouch.
5. feed bag, nose bag; doggie bag.
6. paunch, belly, abdomen, stomach, Inf. tummy, gut, (both of ruminating animals) first stomach, rumen, Scot. and North Eng. wame, SI. breadbasket; potbelly, Inf. bay window, Inf. corporation, SI. pot,