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Definition of Scatter


  1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
  2. To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
  3. Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
  4. To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.

Scatter Quotations

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Paramahansa Yogananda

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
Robert A. Heinlein

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.
Hunter S. Thompson

There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.
Orison Swett Marden

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
Abraham Cahan
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Scatter Translations

scatter in Afrikaans is giet
scatter in Dutch is rondstrooien, strooien
scatter in Finnish is kaataa
scatter in German is streuen, auseinanderjagen, zerstreuen, verstreuen
scatter in Latin is conturbo, spargo sparsi sparsum, iacio, perdo
scatter in Spanish is esparcir
scatter in Swedish is skingra sig
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