Litter is defined as trash or garbage that is not disposed of properly and that is left laying where it doesn't belong.(noun)
An example of litter is garbage lying on public streets or roads.
The definition of litter is absorbent materials in an indoor pan which is used to absorb the waste of a cat.(noun)
An example of litter are the grey granules of clay used in a cat's litter box.
See litter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME litere < OFr litiere < ML literia, lectaria < L lectus, a couch: see lie
See litter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman litere
Origin: , from Medieval Latin lectāria (influenced by Old French lit, bed)
Origin: , from Latin lectus, bed; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
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