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Scatter

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Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scatter

SCAT'TER, verb transitive [Latin scateo, discutio; Gr. to scatter to discuss. This word may be formed on the root of discutio. The primary sense is to drive or throw.]

1. To disperse; to dissipate; to separate or remove things to a distance from each other.

From thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:9.

I will scatter you among the heathen. Leviticus 26:33.

2. To throw loosely about; to sprinkle; as, to scatter seed in sowing.

Teach the glad hours to scatter as they fly, soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy.

3. To spread or set thinly.

Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, their scatter'd cottages, and ample plains.

SCAT'TER, verb intransitive

1. To be dispersed or dissipated. The clouds scatter after a storm.

2. To be liberal to the poor; to be charitable. Proverbs 11:24.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scattered

SCAT'TERED, participle passive

1. Dispersed; dissipated; thinly spread; sprinkled or thinly spread over.

2. In botany, irregular in position; without any apparent regular order; as scattered branches.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scatteredly

SCAT'TEREDLY, adverb In a dispersed manner; separately. [Not much used.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scattering

SCAT'TERING, participle present tense

1. Dispersing; spreading thinly; sprinkling.

2. adjective Not united; divided among many; as scattering votes.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scatteringly

SCAT'TERINGLY, adverb Loosely; in a dispersed manner; thinly; as habitations scatteringly placed over the country.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Scatterling

SCAT'TERLING, noun A vagabond; one that no fixed habitation or residence. [Little used.]