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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"


  1. shatter(Verb)

    to violently break something into pieces.

  2. shatter(Verb)

    to destroy or disable something.

  3. shatter(Verb)

    to smash, or break into tiny pieces.

  4. shatter(Verb)

    to dispirit or emotionally defeat

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Shatter(verb)

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

  3. Shatter(verb)

    to scatter about

  4. Shatter(verb)

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

  5. Shatter(noun)

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

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

Anagrams for shatter »

  1. hatters

  2. threats

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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. Norman Cousins:

    The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.

  2. Michael Novogratz:

    It would take something like that to shatter this newfound confidence.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Shatter the limits in your mind and you shatter the limits in your life.

  4. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark!" (El Filibusterismo)

  5. Peter Singer:

    All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact in suffering the animals are our equals.

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