What does shatter mean?

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ˈʃæt ərshat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shatter(verb)

    break into many pieces

    "The wine glass shattered"

  2. shatter(verb)

    damage or destroy

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

  3. shatter(verb)

    cause to break into many pieces

    "shatter the plate"

Wiktionary

  1. shatter(Verb)

    to violently break something into pieces.

    Etymology: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.

  2. shatter(Verb)

    to destroy or disable something.

    Etymology: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.

  3. shatter(Verb)

    to smash, or break into tiny pieces.

    Etymology: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.

  4. shatter(Verb)

    to dispirit or emotionally defeat

    Etymology: scateren. Cognate with Albanian shkatërroj,shkatrroj.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shatter(verb)

    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

    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.]

  2. Shatter(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Shatter(verb)

    to scatter about

    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.]

  4. Shatter(verb)

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

    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.]

  5. Shatter(noun)

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

    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. hatters

  2. threats

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Numerology

  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. Paul Sweezy:

    The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non-material possessions the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.

  2. Ellen Malcolm:

    In 2016, it is time to shatter that glass ceiling and put a woman in the White House, it is time to finish the job. We want Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it.

  4. 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.

  5. Edward Hoagland:

    Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.

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