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Definition of Litter


  1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
  2. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
  3. Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
  4. Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
  5. The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
  6. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
  7. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
  8. To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
  9. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
  10. To produce a litter.

Litter Quotations

I hate the hand that comes out of a car and just drops litter in the street. I hate that! For some reason, it just fills me with fury! It's just utter laziness, lack of interest in other people, lack of interest in the planet, in the hedgehog who might eat the plastic bag, it's a lack of concern.
Joanna Lumley

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
Meryl Streep

I see litter as part of a long continuum of anti-social behaviour.
Bill Bryson

In the countryside, litter doesn't have a friend. It doesn't have anybody who's saying, 'Wait a minute, this is really starting to get out of control.'
Bill Bryson

There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it.
Matthew McConaughey
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Litter Translations

litter in German is Abfall {m}
litter in Italian is strame
litter in Latin is lectica, feretrum
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