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scatter

scat·ter

scatter

 
pronunciation:
skae tr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scattered, scattering, scatters
definition 1: to cause to separate in all directions; disperse.
The wind scattered the dry fallen leaves.
synonyms:
dispel, disperse
antonyms:
collect, gather
similar words:
diffuse, disband, dissipate, distribute, radiate, separate, strew
definition 2: to distribute at random intervals.
They scattered grain for the chickens.
synonyms:
distribute, spread, sprinkle, strew
similar words:
broadcast, cast, circulate, disperse, disseminate, sift, sow
definition 3: to diffuse light or other radiation by refracting.
similar words:
deflect, diffuse, disperse, radiate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to separate and move quickly in different directions.
The crowd scattered at the sound of gunfire.
synonyms:
disperse, dissipate
antonyms:
gather
similar words:
disband, dissolve, diverge, flee, sift, spread
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of scattering.
synonyms:
diffusion, dispersion, distribution, sprinkle
definition 2: that which is scattered.
derivations: scatterable (adj.), scatterer (n.)