What does strew mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strew, straw(verb)

    spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)

    "strew toys all over the carpet"

  2. strew(verb)

    cover; be dispersed over

    "Dead bodies strewed the ground"

Wiktionary

  1. strew(Verb)

    To distribute objects or pieces of something over an area, especially in a random manner.

    Etymology: Old English strewian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strew(verb)

    to scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave

    Etymology: [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, strewian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str, Sw. str, Dan. stre, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum, Gr. , , Skr. st. 166. Cf. Stratum, Straw, Street.]

  2. Strew(verb)

    to cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground

    Etymology: [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, strewian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str, Sw. str, Dan. stre, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum, Gr. , , Skr. st. 166. Cf. Stratum, Straw, Street.]

  3. Strew(verb)

    to spread abroad; to disseminate

    Etymology: [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, strewian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str, Sw. str, Dan. stre, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum, Gr. , , Skr. st. 166. Cf. Stratum, Straw, Street.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strew

    strōō, v.t. to spread by scattering: to scatter loosely:—pa.p. strewed or strewn.—ns. Strew′ing, act of scattering or spreading over: anything fit to be strewed: (Shak.) litter for cattle; Strew′ment (Shak.), anything strewed or scattered in decoration. [A.S. streowian; Ger. streuen, L. sternĕre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. strew

    Strew (verb) an act of disseminate or spread.

    Strew is an action that perform of distribution.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 27, 2015  

Anagrams for strew »

  1. trews, werst, wrest

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strew in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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