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clut·ter

 (klŭt′ər)
n.
1. A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble: sorted through the clutter in the attic.
2. A confused noise; a clatter.
v. clut·tered, clut·ter·ing, clut·ters
v.tr.
1. To fill or spread over in a disorderly manner: Boxes cluttered the garage.
2. To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects: I cluttered up my desk with old memos.
v.intr.
1. To run or move with bustle and confusion.
2. To make a clatter.

[Probably from Middle English cloteren, to clot, from clot, lump, from Old English clott.]

clutter

(ˈklʌtə)
vb
1. (often foll by: up) to strew or amass (objects) in a disorderly manner
2. (intr) to move about in a bustling manner
3. (intr) to chatter or babble
n
4. a disordered heap or mass of objects
5. a state of disorder
6. (Electronics) unwanted echoes that confuse the observation of signals on a radar screen
[C15 clotter, from clotteren to clot]

clut•ter

(ˈklʌt ər)

v.t.
1. to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: Newspapers cluttered the living room.
v.i.
2. Dial. to bustle.
n.
3. a disorderly heap or assemblage; litter.
4. a confused state.
5. echoes on a radar screen that do not come from the target.
[1550–60; variant of clotter (now obsolete) = clot + -er6]

clutter

Permanent echoes, cloud, or other atmospheric echo on radar scope; as contact has entered scope clutter. See also radar clutter.

Clowder, Cludder, Clutter

 kendle or kindle of cats, 1801; a group of cats.
Example: clowder of cats.

Clutter

 a confused collection; a clotted mass; a crowded and confused group; a collection. See also clowder.
Examples: clutter of bodies, 1674; of business, 1649; of cats; of citations, 1666; of consonants, 1791; of narrow crooked, dark, and dirty lanes, 1792; of drops against the glass, 1841; of spiders; of thick and deep grass, 1670.

clutter


Past participle: cluttered
Gerund: cluttering

Imperative
clutter
clutter
Present
I clutter
you clutter
he/she/it clutters
we clutter
you clutter
they clutter
Preterite
I cluttered
you cluttered
he/she/it cluttered
we cluttered
you cluttered
they cluttered
Present Continuous
I am cluttering
you are cluttering
he/she/it is cluttering
we are cluttering
you are cluttering
they are cluttering
Present Perfect
I have cluttered
you have cluttered
he/she/it has cluttered
we have cluttered
you have cluttered
they have cluttered
Past Continuous
I was cluttering
you were cluttering
he/she/it was cluttering
we were cluttering
you were cluttering
they were cluttering
Past Perfect
I had cluttered
you had cluttered
he/she/it had cluttered
we had cluttered
you had cluttered
they had cluttered
Future
I will clutter
you will clutter
he/she/it will clutter
we will clutter
you will clutter
they will clutter
Future Perfect
I will have cluttered
you will have cluttered
he/she/it will have cluttered
we will have cluttered
you will have cluttered
they will have cluttered
Future Continuous
I will be cluttering
you will be cluttering
he/she/it will be cluttering
we will be cluttering
you will be cluttering
they will be cluttering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cluttering
you have been cluttering
he/she/it has been cluttering
we have been cluttering
you have been cluttering
they have been cluttering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cluttering
you will have been cluttering
he/she/it will have been cluttering
we will have been cluttering
you will have been cluttering
they will have been cluttering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cluttering
you had been cluttering
he/she/it had been cluttering
we had been cluttering
you had been cluttering
they had been cluttering
Conditional
I would clutter
you would clutter
he/she/it would clutter
we would clutter
you would clutter
they would clutter
Past Conditional
I would have cluttered
you would have cluttered
he/she/it would have cluttered
we would have cluttered
you would have cluttered
they would have cluttered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clutter - a confused multitude of thingsclutter - a confused multitude of things  
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
2.clutter - unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
radar echo - an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object
interference, noise, disturbance - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
Verb1.clutter - fill a space in a disorderly way
fill, fill up, make full - make full, also in a metaphorical sense; "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"
clear, unclutter - rid of obstructions; "Clear your desk"

clutter

noun
1. untidiness, mess, disorder, confusion, litter, muddle, disarray, jumble, hotchpotch She preferred her work area to be free of clutter.
untidiness order, organization, neatness, tidiness
verb
1. litter, scatter, strew, mess up I don't want to clutter the room up with too much junk.
litter arrange, organize, tidy, straighten, order

clutter

noun
Translations
تَراكُم، فَوْضى،عَدَم نِظامفَوْضَى
harampádínepořádek
rod
sekasotku
bazardésordrefouillis d'échospouvoir de rejet
nered
óregla; hlutir á rúi og stúi
散らかしたもの
어질러진 물건
prigrūstas
juceklisnekārtība
skräp
กองระเกะระกะ
sự lộn xộn

clutter

[ˈklʌtəʳ]
A. Ndesorden m, confusión f
in a clutteren desorden, en un montón
B. VTatestar
to clutter up a roomamontonar cosas en un cuarto
to be cluttered up with sthestar atestado de algo

clutter

[ˈklʌtər]
vt (also clutter up) → encombrer
nfouillis m, fatras m
There's too much clutter in here → Il y a trop de fouillis ici., Il y a trop de fatras ici.

clutter

n (= confusion)Durcheinander nt; (= disorderly articles)Kram m (inf); the clutter of bottles and crockery in the kitchendas Durcheinander von Flaschen und Geschirr in der Küche; his desk was in a clutterauf seinem Schreibtisch war ein fürchterliches Durcheinander; his essay was a clutter of unrelated detailssein Aufsatz war ein Sammelsurium or Wirrwarr von zusammenhangslosen Einzelheiten
vt (also clutter up)zu voll machen (inf)/stellen; painting, photographüberladen; mindvollstopfen; to be cluttered with something (mind, room, drawer etc)mit etw vollgestopft sein; (floor, desk etc)mit etw übersät sein; (painting etc)mit etw überladen sein; the floor was terribly clutteredauf dem Fußboden lag alles verstreut; his desk was dreadfully clutteredsein Schreibtisch war ganz voll

clutter

[ˈklʌtəʳ]
1. nconfusione f, disordine m
in a clutter → in disordine
2. vt (also clutter up) → ingombrare
to be cluttered up with sth → essere pieno/a zeppo/a or ingombro/a di qc

clutter

(ˈklatə) noun
state of untidiness. The house is in a clutter.
ˈcluttered adjective
untidy; too full of furniture etc. Some people think it's a beautiful room but it's too cluttered for my taste.

clutter

فَوْضَى harampádí rod Kram ακαταστασία revoltijo, revoltijo de chismes sekasotku bazar nered confusione 散らかしたもの 어질러진 물건 rommel virvar nieład bagunça, tralha беспорядок skräp กองระเกะระกะ yayıntı sự lộn xộn 混乱
References in classic literature ?
I suppose, in the crowded clutter of their cave, the old man had come to believe that peace and order had vanished from the earth, or existed only in the old world he had left so far behind.
Leave your clutter in the hall, boys, and sit quietly down if you choose to stop here, for we are busy," said Aunt Plenty, shaking her finger at the turbulent Clan, who were bubbling over with the jollity born of spring sunshine and healthy exercise.
I dissuaded him a little, but saw there was no remedy; so he ran rashly upon it, slipped out a square of the sash window dexterously enough, and without noise, and got out four pieces of the silks, and came with them towards me, but was immediately pursued with a terrible clutter and noise.
When maneuvering target is absent, background clutters follow K distribution; that is to say, D, X1, .
The complexity of target detection is not only related to the target itself, but also influenced by the electromagnetic environment and clutter background.
Assume there are only mainlobe clutters in the echo which are caused by stable objects like mountains and buildings [10].
with clutters and targets can be well obtained, which is summarized in Table 1.
Citing David Letterman and Saturday Night Live (a younger writer might have pointed to Jon Stewart and The Simpsons), Gitlin concludes, "Thus is knowingness, which began as a defense against the clutter that is the sum of all the image makers' attempts to break through the clutter composed of all the other attempts, itself a style that clutters the media stream.
Must irony inevitably begin as a "defense" against clutter, or do the ironists--presumably hip to this sort of paradox--see themselves as a part of the storm?
It is the "stuff" that clutters up the workplace and that causes personnel to lose focus.
The investigation was led by Kansas Bureau of Investigations agent Alvin Dewey (portrayed by ``Jurassic Park's'' Sam Neill), a friend of the Clutters who pursued the murderers relentlessly.
6 are generated on the basis of the radar sea clutters received at heights ranging from 10 to 25 m.