Definitions for: Spatter


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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