Definition of scatter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskætə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætər//
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[usually singular] (also scattering
BrE BrE//ˈskætərɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætərɪŋ//
a small amount or number of things spread over an area a scattering of houses
Word OriginMiddle English (as a verb): probably a variant of shatter.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scatter