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Meaning of LITTER

Pronunciation:  'litur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  material used to provide a bed for animals
  2. [n]  conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
  3. [n]  the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  4. [n]  rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
  5. [v]  give birth to a litter of animals
  6. [v]  make a place messy by strewing garbage around
  7. [v]  strew; "Cigar butts littered the ground"

LITTER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: bedding, bedding material
 See Also: animal group, be, bear, birth, calve, conveyance, covered couch, cub, deliver, farrow, fawn, give birth, have, have young, matter, palankeen, palanquin, pig, pup, rubbish, sedan, sedan chair, straw, stretcher, strew, substance, transport, trash, whelp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lit"ter\, n. [F. liti[`e]re, LL. lectaria, fr. L. lectus
    couch, bed. See {Lie} to be prostrated, and cf. {Coverlet}.]
    1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick
       or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
             There is a litter ready; lay him in 't. --Shak.
    2. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for
       animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
             To crouch in litter of your stable planks. --Shak.
             Take off the litter from your kernel beds. --Evelyn.
    3. Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating
       slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
             Strephon, who found the room was void. Stole in, and
             took a strict survey Of all the litter as it lay.
    4. Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish,
       or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a
       state of litter.
    5. The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other
       multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
             A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to
             take care of her litter.              --D. Estrange.
             Reflect upon numerous litter of strange, senseless
             opinions that crawl about the world.  --South.
  2. \Lit"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Littered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Littering}.]
    1. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as
       the floor of a stall.
             Tell them how they litter their jades. --Bp. Hacke?.
             For his ease, well littered was the floor. --Dryden.
    2. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew
       with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
             The room with volumes littered round. --Swift.
    3. To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those
       which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human
       beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
             We might conceive that dogs were created blind,
             because we observe they were littered so with us.
                                                   --Sir T.
             The son that she did litter here, A freckled whelp
             hagborn.                              --Shak.
  3. \Lit"ter\, v. i.
    1. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make
       one's bed in litter. [R.]
             The inn Where he and his horse littered.
    2. To produce a litter.
             A desert . . . where the she-wolf still littered.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you litter, suggests that you need to prioritize and organize your ideas and aspects of your life. Your ideas may be lost in the clutter.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The undecomposed plant and animal material found on the forest floor.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tsab, as being lightly and gently borne), a sedan or palanquin for the conveyance of persons of rank (Isa. 66:20). In Num. 7:3, the words "covered wagons" are more literally "carts of the litter kind." There they denote large and commodious vehicles drawn by oxen, and fitted for transporting the furniture of the temple.

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