dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for spatter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spatter \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with
              the blood of his people.              --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to
        spatter blood. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to
        throw out in a defamatory manner.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spatter \Spat"ter\, v. i.
     To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner;
     to sputter.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spatter
      n 1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering
           explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn:
           spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering,
           sputter, splutter, sputtering]
      2: the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn:
         spatter, spattering, splash, splashing,
         splattering]
      v 1: dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the
           baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter,
           plash, splash, splosh, swash]
      2: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
         [syn: sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-
         patter]
      3: spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
         [syn: spatter, bespatter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "spatter":
     asperge, barrage, beat, beating, bedabble, bedaub, bedew,
     bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, besprinkle, bloodstain, blot, blotch,
     blur, brand, bread, crumb, dab, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, daub,
     dew, dot, douche, dredge, drizzle, drum, drum music, drumbeat,
     drumfire, drumming, dust, eyesore, fall, few, fleck, flick, flour,
     flutter, flyspeck, foam, freckle, froth, handful, hose, hose down,
     humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, macula, maculate,
     maculation, macule, mark, mizzle, moisten, paddle, palpitation,
     paradiddle, patch, patter, pelt, pepper, pitapat, pitter-patter,
     plash, pound, pounding, pour, pour with rain, powder, precipitate,
     pulsation, rain, rain tadpoles, rat-a-tat, rat-tat, rat-tat-tat,
     rataplan, rattattoo, roll, rub-a-dub, ruff, ruffle, scattering,
     shower, shower down, slobber, slop, slosh, smatter, smattering,
     smear, smirch, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, sparge, spattering,
     speck, speckle, spindrift, spit, splash, splatter, splotch,
     splutter, sponge, spot, spray, sprinkle, sprinkling, spume,
     sputter, staccato, stain, stigma, stream, stud, swash, syringe,
     taint, tarnish, tat-tat, tattoo, throb, throbbing, thrum, thumping,
     tom-tom, water, weep, wet, wet down
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229