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Meaning of SPATTER

Pronunciation:  'spatur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  2. [n]  the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
  3. [v]  dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
  4. [v]  spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
  5. [v]  rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

SPATTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bespatter, patter, pitter-patter, plash, spattering, spattering, spit, splash, splash, splashing, splatter, splatter, splattering, splattering, splosh, splutter, sprinkle, sputter, sputtering, swash
 See Also: blob, blot, disperse, dot, dust, fleck, noise, painting, puddle, rain, rain down, scatter, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around, spot, sprinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spattered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Spattering}.] [From the root of spit salvia.]
    1. 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.
             Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with
             the blood of his people.              --Burke.
    2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to
       spatter blood. --Pope.
    3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to
       throw out in a defamatory manner.
  2. \Spat"ter\, v. i.
    To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner;
    to sputter.
          That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which,
          . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters at
          it, and abhors the relish ever after.    --Milton.