Definitions for scatterˈskæt ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scatter, spread(noun)

    a haphazard distribution in all directions

  2. scatter, scattering, strewing(verb)

    the act of scattering

  3. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

  4. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out(verb)

    move away from each other

    "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

  5. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

  6. scatter(verb)

    sow by scattering

    "scatter seeds"

  7. break up, disperse, scatter(verb)

    cause to separate

    "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

  8. spread, scatter, spread out(verb)

    strew or distribute over an area

    "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scatter(Verb)

    To (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse.

  2. scatter(Verb)

    To distribute loosely as by sprinkling.

    Her ashes were scattered at the top of a waterfall.

  3. scatter(Verb)

    To deflect (radiation or particles).

  4. scatter(Verb)

    To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.

  5. Origin: From scateren, from sceaterian, probably from a dialect of Old Norse. Compare Low German schateren, Dutch schateren and Norwegian skratte ('to burst out laughing').

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Scatter(verb)

    to strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order

  2. Scatter(verb)

    to cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse

  3. Scatter(verb)

    hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like

  4. Scatter(verb)

    to be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'scatter' in Verbs Frequency: #833


Translations for scatter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • نثر, تفرقArabic
  • zerstreuen, streuenGerman
  • disĵetiEsperanto
  • esparcir, dispersar, desviarSpanish
  • پراکندنPersian
  • sirottaa, sirota, sirotellaFinnish
  • éparpiller, se disperser, disperser, parsemerFrench
  • breac, frasScottish Gaelic
  • sparpagliare, disperdere, cospargere, dilazionarsi, disperdersi, deflettereItalian
  • 散布, 散乱, 蒔く, 散る, 散らす, 散らばる, 散らかす, 撒く, 播くJapanese
  • 흩다, 뿌리다, 흩어지다Korean
  • whakamararaMāori
  • spreNorwegian
  • verstrooien, uiteengaan, verspreiden, uiteenspattenDutch
  • spreieNorwegian Nynorsk
  • strøNorwegian
  • espalhar, dispersarPortuguese
  • разбрасывать, разбрызгать, рассеивать, разбрызгивать, рассеять, разбросатьRussian
  • skingra, beströ, strö ut, strö, skingras, spridaSwedish
  • saçmak, serpiştirmek, yaymak, serpmek, dağılmak, savurmakTurkish

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