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Definition 1: the act of scattering - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time

Definition 2: a haphazard distribution in all directions - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume

"worldwide in distribution" "the distribution of nerve fibers" "in complementary distribution"

(... is a kind of scatter ) the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume

Definition 3: cause to separate - [verb of change]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • break up kidney stones
  • disperse particles

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of scatter ) scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes

Definition 4: distribute loosely - [verb of contact]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He scattered gun powder under the wagon

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) pour forth or release

"discharge liquids"

(... is a kind of scatter ) scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

"spray water on someone" "spray paint on the wall"

(... is a kind of scatter ) be discharged in sprays of liquid

"Water sprayed all over the floor"

(... is a kind of scatter ) dash a liquid upon or against

"The mother splashed the baby's face with water"

(... is a kind of scatter ) cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

"She splashed the water around her"

(... is a kind of scatter ) dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects

(... is a kind of scatter ) disperse as an aerosol

"The bacteria suspension was aerosolized"

Definition 5: sow by scattering - [verb of contact]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scatter seeds

(scatter is a kind of ...) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

"She sowed sunflower seeds"

Definition 6: move away from each other - [verb of motion]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowds dispersed
  • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) go one's own way; move apart

"The friends separated after the party"

(... is a kind of scatter ) become dispersed as an aerosol

"the bacteria quickly aerosolised"

(... is a kind of scatter ) scatter or part

"The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"

(... is a kind of scatter ) be dispersed in a volley

"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

Definition 7: to cause to separate and go in different directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) make a division or separation

(... is a kind of scatter ) cause to break up or cease to function

"the principal disbanded the political student organization"

Definition 8: strew or distribute over an area - [verb of motion]

Samples where scatter or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He spread fertilizer over the lawn
  • scatter cards across the table

Synonyms for scatter in the sense of this definition

(scatter is a kind of ...) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

(... is a kind of scatter ) spread manure, as for fertilization

(... is a kind of scatter ) spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

(... is a kind of scatter ) spread something around something

(... is a kind of scatter ) spread throughout a given area

"the function distributes the values evenly"

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