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scat·tered

 (skăt′ərd)
adj.
1. Loosely distributed; strewn: scattered grains of rice that lay on the sidewalk.
2. Not thinking clearly or in an organized fashion; unfocused.
3. Physics Deflected. Used especially of radiation or particles.

scattered

(ˈskætəd)
adj
spread or dispersed in an untidy or irregular way
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scattered - occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up
2.scattered - lacking orderly continuityscattered - lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"
incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation"
Translations
مُتَقَطِّع، من حينٍ إلى آخَر
rozptýlený
szétszórt
dreifîur
roztrúsený
dağılmışdağınıkseyrek

scattered

[ˈskætəd] ADJdisperso
the village is very scatteredlas casas del pueblo son muy dispersas
scattered showerschubascos mpl dispersos

scattered

[ˈskætərd] adjépars(e), dispersé(e)scattered showers nplaverses fpl éparses

scattered

adj populationweitverstreut; objects, villagesverstreut; treeseinzeln stehend; clouds, showers, fightingvereinzelt; my relatives are scattered all over the countrymeine Verwandten sind über das ganze Land verstreut; the books were scattered (about) all over the roomdie Bücher lagen im ganzen Zimmer herum or verstreut; a piano scattered with photographsein mit Fotos übersätes Klavier

scattered

[ˈskætəd] adj (books, houses) → sparso/a, sparpagliato/a; (population) → sparso/a
scattered showers → precipitazioni fpl sparse
scattered with (strewn) → cosparso/a di

scatter

(ˈskӕtə) verb
1. to (make) go or rush in different directions. The sudden noise scattered the birds; The crowds scattered when the bomb exploded.
2. to throw loosely in different directions. The load from the overturned lorry was scattered over the road.
ˈscattered adjective
occasional; not close together. Scattered showers are forecast for this morning; The few houses in the valley are very scattered.
ˈscattering noun
a small amount scattered here and there. a scattering of sugar.
ˈscatterbrain noun
a forgetful or unreliable person.
ˈscatterbrained adjective

scattered

a. esparcido-a, diseminado-a; desparramado-a, regado-a.
References in classic literature ?
said Jo, half aloud, as she leaned over her sister softly stroking the wet hair scattered on the pillow.
One Sunday morning in the summer as he sat by his desk in the room with a large Bible opened be- fore him, and the sheets of his sermon scattered about, the minister was shocked to see, in the upper room of the house next door, a woman lying in her bed and smoking a cigarette while she read a book.
There is much gold scattered throughout Honduras, though of late it has not been found in large quantities.
Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the persecution, when they left Missouri and struck out into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God in their own way, the members of the first exploring party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower seed as they went.
you might get some of the glass in your feet, ma'am," insisted the young woman, picking up bits of the broken vase that were scattered upon the carpet.
Oneida castle" is no more than a scattered hamlet; but the name is in general use.
Though we defended ourselves, and repulsed the enemy, yet this unhappy affair scattered our cattle, brought us into extreme difficulty, and so discouraged the whole company, that we retreated forty miles, to the settlement on Clench river.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
All around were scattered shavings, chips, shingles, and broken halves of bricks; these, together with the lately turned earth, on which the grass had not begun to grow, contributed to the impression of strangeness and novelty proper to a house that had yet its place to make among men's daily interests.
At some future day, it may be, I shall remember a few scattered fragments and broken paragraphs, and write them down, and find the letters turn to gold upon the page.
We waited in fact till two nights later; but that same evening, before we scattered, he brought out what was in his mind.
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.