Definitions for scatter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scatter.
a haphazard distribution in all directions
scatter, scattering, strewingverb
the act of scattering
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatterverb
to cause to separate and go in different directions
"She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread outverb
move away from each other
"The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseverb
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
sow by scattering
break up, disperse, scatterverb
cause to separate
"break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
spread, scatter, spread outverb
strew or distribute over an area
"He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
To (cause to) separate and go in different directions; to disperse.
To distribute loosely as by sprinkling.
Her ashes were scattered at the top of a waterfall.
To deflect (radiation or particles).
To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.
Etymology: From scateren, from sceaterian, probably from a dialect of Old Norse. Compare Low German schateren, Dutch schateren and Norwegian skratte ('to burst out laughing').
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: scateran , Saxon; schatteren, Dutch.
Where cattle pastur’d late, now scatter’d lies
With carcases and arms th’ ensanguin’d field. John Milton.
Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly,
Soft quiet, gentle love, and endless joy. Matthew Prior.
Voracious, swallow’d what the liberal hand
Of bounty scatter’d o’er the savage year. James Thomson.
A king, that sitteth in the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Prov. xx. 8.
The Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard with scattering and tempest and stones. Is. xxx. 30.
Samuel came not to Gilgal, and the people were scattered from Saul. 1 Sa. xiii. 8.
Adam by this from the cold sudden damp
Recovering, and his scatter’d sp’rits return’d. John Milton.
Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains,
Their scatter’d cottages and ample plains. Dryden.
To be dissipated; to be dispersed.
Sound diffuseth itself in rounds; but if that which would scatter in open air, be made to go into a canal, it gives greater force to the sound. Francis Bacon.
Shakes from his noon-day throne the scattering clouds. James Thomson.
to strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order
to cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse
hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like
to be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skat′ėr, v.t. to disperse in all directions: to throw loosely about: to strew: to sprinkle: to dispel: to put to flight: to drop: to throw shot too loosely.—v.i. to be dispersed or dissipated.—n. Scatt′erbrain, a thoughtless, giddy person.—adjs. Scatt′er-brained, giddy; Scatt′ered, widely separated: wandering: distracted: irregular.—ns. Scatt′erer, one who or that which scatters; Scatt′er-good, a spendthrift; Scatt′er-gun, a shot-gun; Scatt′ering, something scattered: dispersion: that which has been scattered: the irregular reflection of light from a surface not perfectly smooth.—adj. dispersing: rare, sporadic: diversified.—adv. Scatt′eringly, in a dispersed manner: here and there.—ns. Scatt′erling (Spens.), one who has no fixed abode: a vagabond; Scatt′ermouch, any Latin or Levantine, in Pacific slang.—adj. Scatt′ery, dispersed: sparse: few and far between. [A.S. scateran, scaterian; cf. Shatter.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'scatter' in Verbs Frequency: #833
The numerical value of scatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of scatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
It was only in 2016 after poring over all of that detailed imagery that I eventually realized that the homesteads are not a scatter of villages but parts of one entity; a city, rather than a dispersion of homesteads.
Wise words are like seeds. The more you scatter them, the more they will grow into infinite gardens of knowledge.
If you do not get the brilliance you expect from the sun during daytime, wait for the moonlight for your glitter to scatter.
Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, -- which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and -- watch that basket.
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
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- تفرق, نثرArabic
- zerstreuen, streuenGerman
- esparcir, desviar, dispersarSpanish
- پراکندن, پراکنده کردنPersian
- sirotella, sirottaa, sirotaFinnish
- dispersion, parsemer, se disperser, disperser, éparpillerFrench
- breac, frasScottish Gaelic
- dilazionarsi, disperdersi, sparpagliare, cospargere, deflettere, disperdereItalian
- 散らす, 散らかす, 播く, 散らばる, 散布, 散乱, 撒く, 蒔く, 散るJapanese
- 흩다, 흩어지다, 뿌리다Korean
- uiteenspatten, verstrooien, uiteengaan, verspreidenDutch
- spreieNorwegian Nynorsk
- dispersar, espalharPortuguese
- разбрызгивать, рассеивать, разбросать, разбрызгать, разбрасывать, рассеятьRussian
- strö, skingras, sprida, skingra, strö ut, beströSwedish
- dağılmak, saçmak, serpiştirmek, yaymak, serpmek, savurmakTurkish
- tiêu tanVietnamese
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