verb (used with object)
to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals:
to scatter seeds.
to separate and drive off in various directions; disperse:
to scatter a crowd.
to refract or diffract (light or other electromagnetic radiation) irregularly so as to diffuse in many directions.
(of a medium) to diffuse or deflect (light or other wave phenomena) by collisions between the wave and particles of the medium.
verb (used without object)
to separate and disperse; go in different directions.
the act of scattering.
something that is scattered.
(transitive) to throw about in various directions; strew
to separate and move or cause to separate and move in various directions; disperse
to deviate or cause to deviate in many directions, as in the diffuse reflection or refraction of light
the act of scattering
a substance or a number of objects scattered about
scatter scat·ter (skāt’ər)
v. scat·tered, scat·ter·ing, scat·ters
To cause to separate and go in different directions.
To separate and go in different directions; disperse.
To deflect radiation or particles.
The act of scattering or the condition of being scattered.
[skat-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌskæt əˈreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of scattering. 2. the state of being scattered. 3. something scattered.
or scatterbrains [skat-er-breyn] /ˈskæt ərˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a person incapable of serious, connected thought. scatterbrain /ˈskætəˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration scatterbrain
or scatterbrains [skat-er-breyn] /ˈskæt ərˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a person incapable of serious, connected thought. scatterbrained /ˈskætəˌbreɪnd/ adjective 1. exhibiting or characterized by lack of serious thought or concentration; disorganized; silly scatterbrain /ˈskætəˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration scatterbrained scatterbrain
- Scared spitless