Thesaurus for scatter
Pronunciation of scatter: S K AE1 T ER0 ('skætər)
Number of syllables of scatter: 2
Pronunciation Video of scatter
Definition of scatter
- (n): the act of scattering
- (n): a haphazard distribution in all directions
- (v): cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
- (v): distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
- (v): sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"
- (v): move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
- (v): to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
- (v): strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
Examples of scatter
- He made the fateful decision to scatter the convoy, with disastrous results.
- The centering matrix allows us to express the scatter matrix.
- Burn the remains, and then scatter the ashes.
- Internal reflection and scatter.
- The centering matrix allows us to express the scatter matrix more compactly as.
- He hitchhiked 10,000 miles to scatter his late wife's ashes.
- Corporal Mills shot the leader of the group, causing the rest to scatter.
- Burn the remains, and then scatter the ashes from the top tier of the MCG.
- Real Salt Lake players will scatter for their short offseason on Thursday.
- Aerosols scatter light, which affects the appearance of the sky and of sunsets.