Spatter meaning

spătər
To scatter (a liquid, for example) in drops or small amounts.

Spattered the paint on the canvas.

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To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts.

The passing car spattered my pants with mud.

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To fall in a shower or make contact in a dispersed way, as rain or bullets.
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The act or an instance of spattering.

A spatter of mud on his pants.

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A spattering sound.

Awakened by the spatter of rain on the window.

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To scatter in drops or small blobs.

To spatter red paint over blue.

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To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs.
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To defame or slander.
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To emit or spurt out in drops or small blobs, as fat in frying.
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To fall or strike in or as in a shower, as raindrops or pellets.
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A mark or wet spot caused by spattering.
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A small amount or number.
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To splash with small droplets.

When my wet chihuahua shook himself, I was spattered with smelly water.

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To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around.

To spatter blood.

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(figuratively) To injure by aspersion; to defame.
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To strike or land on in a dispersed way.

Rain spattered the pavement.

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To come forth in drops or small amounts.

Hot grease spattered in all directions.

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Origin of spatter

  • Perhaps of Low German origin

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

  • Related to spit (“saliva").

    From Wiktionary