Shatter Definition

shattered, shattering, shatters
To scatter; strew.
Webster's New World
To break or burst into pieces suddenly, as with a blow.
Webster's New World
To damage seriously; disable.
His health was shattered by the disease.
American Heritage
To break or burst into pieces; smash.
Webster's New World
To damage severely; destroy or wreck.
The accident shattered her peace of mind.
Webster's New World
Broken pieces.
Webster's New World
A scattering collection or spray of fragments.
American Heritage

Origin of Shatter

  • From Middle English schateren (“to scatter, dash"), an assilibated form of Middle English scateren ("to scatter"; see scatter), from Old English *scaterian, scateran. Cognate with Dutch schateren (“to burst out laughing"), Low German schateren, Albanian shkatërroj (“to destroy, devastate").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English schateren from Old English sceaterian to scatter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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