- 1 [transitive] litter something to be spread around a place, making it look messy Piles of books and newspapers littered the floor. Broken glass littered the streets.
- 2 [transitive, usually passive, intransitive] litter (something) (with something) to leave things in a place, making it look messy The floor was littered with papers. He was arrested for littering.
- 3[transitive] be littered with something to contain or involve a lot of a particular type of thing, usually something bad Your essay is littered with spelling mistakes.
NAmE//ˈlɪt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they litter
he / she / it litters
past simple littered
-ing form littering