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Definitions of spatter

  1. To throw out of the mouth in a scattered manner; to sputter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sprinkle in drops. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To splash a liquid upon; soil by splashing; as, to spatter a table cover with ink; to scatter in drops or by splashing; as, to spatter ink over a table cover. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To spit or throw out upon: to scatter about: to sprinkle with dirt or anything moist: to defame. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To sprinkle with a liquid, mud, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To scatter or splash in drops. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To scatter about; to sprinkle with anything wet or dirty; to asperse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To scatter a liquid substance on; to sprinkle with some dirty matter; to asperse; to defame. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A small splash; sprinkling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The act of spattering; a pattering noise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for spatter

  1. " All not worth mentioning, John Spatter said I, " but certainly true." – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  2. In pouring his home- brewed beer she contrived to spatter him, but he wiped it off without a smile, and let pass in silence some arrows of raillery that she had directed at his somber face. – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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