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SCAT'TER, v.t. [L. scateo, discutio; Gr. to scatter, to discuss. This word may be formed on the root of discutio. The primary sense is to drive or throw.]

1. To disperse; to dissipate; to separate or remove things to a distance from each other.

From thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Gen. 11.

I will scatter you among the heathen. Lev. 26.

2. To throw loosely about; to sprinkle; as, to scatter seed in sowing.

Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly, soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy.

3. To spread or set thinly.

Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, their scatter'd cottages, and ample plains.

SCAT'TER, v.i.

1. To be dispersed or dissipated. The clouds scatter after a storm.

2. To be liberal to the poor; to be charitable. Prov. 11.



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SCAT'TER, v.t. [L. scateo, discutio; Gr. to scatter, to discuss. This word may be formed on the root of discutio. The primary sense is to drive or throw.]

1. To disperse; to dissipate; to separate or remove things to a distance from each other.

From thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Gen. 11.

I will scatter you among the heathen. Lev. 26.

2. To throw loosely about; to sprinkle; as, to scatter seed in sowing.

Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly, soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy.

3. To spread or set thinly.

Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, their scatter'd cottages, and ample plains.

SCAT'TER, v.i.

1. To be dispersed or dissipated. The clouds scatter after a storm.

2. To be liberal to the poor; to be charitable. Prov. 11.

SCAT'TER, v.i.

  1. To be dispersed or dissipated. The clouds scatter after a storm.
  2. To be liberal to the poor; to be charitable. – Prov. xi.

SCAT'TER, v.t. [Sax. scateran, to pour out, to disperse; L. scateo; Gr. σκεδαω, to scatter, to discuss, L. discutio, This word may be formed on the root of discutio. The primary sense is to drive or throw.]

  1. To disperse; to dissipate; to separate or remove things to a distance from each other. From thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Gen. xi. I will scatter you among the heathen. Lev. xxvi.
  2. To throw loosely about; to sprinkle; as, to scatter seed in sowing. Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly, / soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy. – Prior.
  3. To spreader set thinly. Why should thy muse enlarge on Libyan swains, / Their scatter'd cottages, and ample plains. – Dryden.

Scat"ter
  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.

    And some are scattered all the floor about. Chaucer.

    Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains,
    Their scattered cottages, and ample plains?
    Dryden.

    Teach the glad hours to scatter, as they fly,
    Soft quiet, gentle love, and endless joy.
    Prior.

  2. To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.
  3. To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.

    Scatter and disperse the giddy Goths. Shak.

  4. Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.

    Syn. -- To disperse; dissipate; spread; strew.

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Scatter

SCAT'TER, verb transitive [Latin scateo, discutio; Gr. to scatter to discuss. This word may be formed on the root of discutio. The primary sense is to drive or throw.]

1. To disperse; to dissipate; to separate or remove things to a distance from each other.

From thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:9.

I will scatter you among the heathen. Leviticus 26:33.

2. To throw loosely about; to sprinkle; as, to scatter seed in sowing.

Teach the glad hours to scatter as they fly, soft quiet, gentle love and endless joy.

3. To spread or set thinly.

Why should my muse enlarge on Libyan swains, their scatter'd cottages, and ample plains.

SCAT'TER, verb intransitive

1. To be dispersed or dissipated. The clouds scatter after a storm.

2. To be liberal to the poor; to be charitable. Proverbs 11:24.

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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.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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