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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
scatter (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to cause to separate widely
b) to cause to vanish
2.
archaic to fling away heedlessly - squander
3.
to distribute irregularly
4.
to sow by casting in all directions - strew
5.
a) to reflect irregularly and diffusely
b) to cause (a beam of radiation) to diffuse or disperse
6.
intransitive verb
to divide into ineffectual small portions
1.
to separate and go in various directions - disperse
2.
to occur or fall irregularly or at random
scatter (noun)
1.
the act of - scattering
2.
a small quantity or number irregularly distributed or strewn about - scattering
3.
the state or extent of being - scattered , especially - dispersion
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
scatter (noun)
a small number
SYNONIMS:
couple, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, smattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
RELATED WORDS:
minority; atom, crumb, fragment, grain, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, particle, scrap, shred, tittle, whit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
majority, most; abundance, excess, plenty, surplus; deal, gobs, heap, lot, mass, much, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, slather, slew, stack, wad, wealth
army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion
scatter (verb)
1.
to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart
SYNONIMS:
clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, squander
RELATED WORDS:
break up, isolate, part, segregate, separate, split (up); diffuse, disseminate, diverge, spread
NEAR ANTONYMS:
agglutinate, conglomerate; unify, unite
assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gather, ingather
scatter (verb)
2.
to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on
SYNONIMS:
bestrew, dot, pepper, sow, spot, spray, sprinkle, strew
RELATED WORDS:
blanket, drizzle, dust; stud; dapple, fleck, speckle, stipple; bespatter, spatter
scatter (verb)
3.
to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole
SYNONIMS:
disassemble, dissipate, dissolve, scatter
RELATED WORDS:
branch (out), break up, disband, diverge, divide, fork, separate, spill; clear, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, go (away), melt
NEAR ANTONYMS:
congregate, gather, meet
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