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Meaning of SPRINKLE

Pronunciation:  'springkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
  2. [n]  a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
  3. [v]  scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn"
  4. [v]  cause (a liquid) to spatter about, esp. with force; "She splashed the water around her"
  5. [v]  distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon."
  6. [v]  rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

SPRINKLE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: besprinkle, patter, pitter-patter, scattering, sparge, sparge, spatter, spit, splash, splosh, sprinkling, sprinkling
 See Also: aerosolise, aerosolize, bespangle, discharge, disperse, dot, drizzle, dust, moisten, plash, rain, rain down, rain shower, scatter, shower, spatter, splatter, spray, sprinkle, swash, watering, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sprin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprinkled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sprinkling}.] [OE. sprenkelen, freq. of sprengen to
    sprinkle, to scatter, AS. sprengan, properly, to make to
    spring, causative of springan to spring; akin to D.
    sprenkelen to sprinkle, G. sprengen. See {Spring}, v. i., and
    cf. {Sprent}.]
    1. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed,
    2. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops
       or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth
       with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.
    3. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small
       quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
             Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
                                                   --Heb. x. 22.
  2. \Sprin"kle\, v. i.
    1. To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may
       fall in particles.
             And the priest shall . . . sprinkle of the oil with
             his finger seven times before the Lord. --Lev. xiv.
    2. To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now
       and then; as, it sprinkles.
    3. To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
  3. \Sprin"kle\, n.
    1. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a
    2. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler. [Obs.]