Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scatter

2 senses of scatter

Sense 1
scatter, spread -- (a haphazard distribution in all directions)
       => distribution, dispersion -- (the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution")

Sense 2
scatter, scattering, strewing -- (the act of scattering)
       => spread, spreading -- (act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scatter

6 senses of scatter

Sense 1
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 2
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 3
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse -- (distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

Sense 4
scatter -- (sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")
       => sow, seed -- (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds")

Sense 5
break up, disperse, scatter -- (cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 6
spread, scatter, spread out -- (strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")
       => circulate, pass around, pass on, distribute -- (cause be distributed; "This letter is being circulated among the faculty")

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