What does shatter mean?

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ˈʃæt ərshat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shatterverb

    break into many pieces

    "The wine glass shattered"

  2. shatterverb

    damage or destroy

    "The news of her husband's death shattered her life"

  3. shatterverb

    cause to break into many pieces

    "shatter the plate"

Wiktionary

  1. shatterverb

    to violently break something into pieces.

  2. shatterverb

    to destroy or disable something.

  3. shatterverb

    to smash, or break into tiny pieces.

  4. shatterverb

    to dispirit or emotionally defeat

  5. Etymology: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shatterverb

    to break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning

  2. Shatterverb

    to disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered

  3. Shatterverb

    to scatter about

  4. Shatterverb

    to be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied

  5. Shatternoun

    a fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters

  6. Etymology: [OE. schateren, scateren, to scatter, to dash, AS. scateran; cf. D. schateren to crack, to make a great noise, OD. schetteren to scatter, to burst, to crack. Cf. Scatter.]

Freebase

  1. Shatter

    Shatter is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Morlocks #1, created by Geoff Johns and Shawn Martinbrough.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shatter

    shat′ėr, v.t. to break or dash to pieces: to crack: to disorder: to render unsound.—v.i. to break into fragments.—n. a fragment: impaired state.—adjs. Shatt′er-brained, -pā′ted, disordered in intellect; Shatt′ery, brittle. [Scatter.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shatter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shatter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shatter in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We will gather forces in Israel and around the world to shatter the lies of our enemies, and we will fight for Israel's right to live in peace and security, to live at all.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America, and let's be sure we support them, in every way we can. Let's help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up.

  3. James Mattis:

    For the first time since World War II, Russia has been the nation that has redrawn international borders by force in Georgia and Ukraine while pursuing veto authority over their neighbors' diplomatic, economic and security decisions, president Putin seeks to shatter NATO. President Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the Western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority, President Putin actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.

  4. David Yanez:

    We've all seen how a soprano can shatter a glass with the pitch of her voice, instead of using sound waves, we use the swirls generated in the structure by the wind.

  5. William Weinreb:

    The purpose of that kind of bomb is to shred flesh, shatter bone, set people on fire and cause people to suffer painful deaths.

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