(noun, verb)


1. a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

- the first scatterings of green

Similar word(s): sprinkling

Definition categories: quantity

2. the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions

Definition categories: process, action, activity

3. a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

Similar word(s): sprinkle, sprinkling

Definition categories: phenomenon, shower

4. spreading widely or driving off

Similar word(s): dispersion

Definition categories: event, spread, spreading

5. the act of scattering

Similar word(s): scatter, strewing

Definition categories: act, spread, spreading

Sentences with scattering as a noun:

- There will be a scattering of showers, with heavy rain in places.


1. present participle of scatter