scattering the truly disadvantaged was much easier when so many were flood-displaced.
scattering down side streets, alley-ways, behind lumber-piles, everywhere—anywhere.
scattering flowers upon a cesspool of iniquity will not purify it.
scattering wooden villages, each a line of hovels, appeared at long intervals.
scattering quickly, and under the cover of the different houses, he advanced within a very short distance of the fort.
scattering replies place it under psychology, moral and political science, political economy, and anthropology.
scattering a meager ration of corn, Mrs. Peabody went into the hen house and reappeared presently with a basket filled with eggs.
scattering clams exist everywhere, so there are, properly speaking, no truly barren flats.
scattering good seed seemed to be her mission, and many a good word dropped into fruitful soil, and took its time to bring forth.
scattering as was our custom, we began a search for an extra tire, but without results.
mid-14c., "that which has been strewn about;" late 14c., "act of dispersing," verbal noun from scatter (v.).
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 spreading of a stream of particles or a beam of rays, as of light, over a range of directions as a result of collisions with other particles. The sky appears blue due to the tendency of air molecules to scatter blue and violet light more than light of other frequencies. The scattering probabilities and patterns of subatomic particles, accelerated by particle accelerators and aimed at a target, is a major component of experimental particle physics. See also diffusion, cross section.