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Webster 1913 Edition


Scattered

Scat′tered

,
Adj.
1.
Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.
2.
(Bot.)
Irregular in position; having no regular order;
as,
scattered
leaves
.
Scat′tered-ly
,
adv.
Scat′tered-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scattered

SCAT'TERED

, pp.
1.
Dispersed; dissipated; thinly spread; sprinkled or thinly spread over.
2.
In botany, irregular in position; without any apparent regular order; as scattered branches.

Definition 2022


scattered

scattered

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scattered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of scatter

Adjective

scattered (comparative more scattered, superlative most scattered)

  1. Randomly distributed.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
  2. (meteorology, of clouds) covering three eighths to four eighths of the sky.
  3. (meteorology, of precipitation) affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone.

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