Scatter

Definition of Scatter

Scat´ter
v. t.1.To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
[imp. & p. p. Scattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scattering.]
And some are scattered all the floor about.
- Chaucer.
Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly,
Soft quiet, gentle love, and endless joy.
- Prior.
2.To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
Scatter and disperse the giddy Goths.
- Shak.
3.Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
v. i.1.To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.

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