- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈskætɚd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈskætəd/
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- Hyphenation: scat‧tered
- simple past tense and past participle of
- Dispersed, spread apart into disunited units.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene ii:
- And when their ſcattered armie is ſubdu’d:
And you march on their ſlaughtered carkaſſes,
Share equally the gold that bought their liues,
And liue like Gentlmen in Perſea, […]
- Seemingly randomly distributed.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
- There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
- (meteorology, of clouds) Covering three eighths to four eighths of the sky.
- (meteorology, of precipitation) Affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone.
meteorology: covering three eighths to four eighths of sky