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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scattered  \Scat"tered\,  a. 
  1.  Dispersed;  dissipated;  sprinkled,  or  loosely  spread. 
  2.  (Bot.)  Irregular  in  position;  having  no  regular  order  as 
  scattered  leaves.  --  {Scat"tered*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Scat"tered*ness},  n. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scatter  \Scat"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scattered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Scattering}.]  [OE.  scateren  See  {Shatter}.] 
  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 
  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  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. 
  3.  Hence  to  frustrate,  disappoint,  and  overthrow;  as  to 
  scatter  hopes,  plans,  or  the  like 
  Syn:  To  disperse;  dissipate;  spread;  strew. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  occurring  or  distributed  over  widely  spaced  and  irregular 
  intervals  in  time  or  space;  "scattered  showers"; 
  "scattered  villages" 
  2:  not  close  together  in  time;  "isolated  instances  of 
  rebellion";  "scattered  fire";  "a  stray  bullet  grazed  his 
  thigh"  [syn:  {isolated},  {stray}] 
  3:  being  distributed  here  and  there  without  order  "scattered 
  leaves  littered  the  sidewalk";  "don't  forget  to  pick  up 
  the  clothes  lying  strewn  all  over  the  floor"  [syn:  {strewn}] 
  4:  lacking  orderly  continuity;  "a  confused  set  of 
  instructions";  "a  confused  dream  about  the  end  of  the 
  world";  "disconnected  fragments  of  a  story";  "scattered 
  thoughts"  [syn:  {confused},  {disconnected},  {disjointed}, 
  {disordered},  {garbled},  {illogical},  {unconnected}] 

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