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clutter

CLUTTER, n.

1. A heap or assemblage of things lying in confusion; a word of domestic application.

He saw what a clutter there was with huge pots, pans and spits.

2. Noise; bustle. [This sense seems allied to clatter, but it is not the sense of the word in N. England.]

CLUTTER, v.t. To crowd together in disorder; to fill with things in confusion; as, to clutter a room; to clutter the house.

CLUTTER, v.i. To make a bustle, or fill with confusion.

[The English lexicographers explain this word by noise and bustle; but probably by mistake.]



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CLUTTER, n.

1. A heap or assemblage of things lying in confusion; a word of domestic application.

He saw what a clutter there was with huge pots, pans and spits.

2. Noise; bustle. [This sense seems allied to clatter, but it is not the sense of the word in N. England.]

CLUTTER, v.t. To crowd together in disorder; to fill with things in confusion; as, to clutter a room; to clutter the house.

CLUTTER, v.i. To make a bustle, or fill with confusion.

[The English lexicographers explain this word by noise and bustle; but probably by mistake.]

CLUT'TER, n. [W. cluder, a heap or pile, from cludaw, to bear, to bring together, to heap. It has the elements of L. claudo.]

  1. A heap or assemblage of things lying in confusion; a word of domestic application. He saw what a clutter there was with huge pots, pans and spits. – L'Estrange.
  2. Noise; bustle. [This sense seems allied to clatter, but it is not the sense of the word in New England.]

CLUT'TER, v.i.

To make a bustle, or fill with confusion. The English lexicographers explain this word by noise and bustle; but probably by mistake.


CLUT'TER, v.t.

To crowd together in disorder; to fill with things in confusion; as, to clutter a room; to clutter the house.


Clut"ter
  1. A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder; as, the room is in a clutter.

    He saw what a clutter there was with huge, overgrown pots, pans, and spits.
    L'Estrange.

  2. To crowd together in disorder] to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room.
  3. To make a confused noise; to bustle.

    It [the goose] cluttered here, it chuckled there.
    Tennyson.

  4. To clot or coagulate, as blood.

    [Obs.] Holland.
  5. Clatter; confused noise.

    Swift.
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Clutter

CLUTTER, noun

1. A heap or assemblage of things lying in confusion; a word of domestic application.

He saw what a clutter there was with huge pots, pans and spits.

2. Noise; bustle. [This sense seems allied to clatter, but it is not the sense of the word in noun England.]

CLUTTER, verb transitive To crowd together in disorder; to fill with things in confusion; as, to clutter a room; to clutter the house.

CLUTTER, verb intransitive To make a bustle, or fill with confusion.

[The English lexicographers explain this word by noise and bustle; but probably by mistake.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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