scatter

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  • Info In ordinary English, to scatter is to distribute randomly.
  • They lived in scattered bands of extended families for most of the year.
  • The words scattered on the floor of the picture are from the same book.
  • These villages were located on higher ground and consisted of several scattered houses.
  • His men were widely scattered and unable to support each other.
  • However, most other regions were moved further away, scattered across the new map.
  • There are many public primary and secondary schools scattered throughout the city as well as some private schools.
  • This is why the sky looks blue; you are seeing scattered blue light.
  • At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region scattered with stars.
  • They can also be scattered on private property with the owner's permission.
  • They lived in blue houses, scattered across a broad, blue plain.
  • We can scatter after that, but we'd best keep together for a while. Cited from The Talking Leaves, by William O. Stoddard
  • His students were scattered across the city and he often had to cover long distances.
  • The rest of the department includes some small towns and villages scattered mainly along the rivers.
  • Not always having congregation, they begin with scattered people and shape them into a community.
  • The people about us had begun to scatter; they were taking their leave. Cited from Four Meetings, by Henry James
  • Much of the blue light has been scattered out, leaving the red light in a sunset.
  • Works forming the imperial art collection were scattered among several buildings.
  • The workers lived at these locations, and at villages scattered around the island.
  • Today however, all that remains there are the church itself and a scattering private homes.
  • Eight years after the storm had scattered them, the fleet of more than a thousand ships was gathered again.
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Meaning of scatter

  • noun A haphazard distribution in all directions
  • noun The act of scattering
  • verb Distribute loosely
    He scattered gun powder under the wagon
  • verb Sow by scattering
    scatter seeds