Littering
Litter Lit"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Littered} (l[i^]t"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Littering}.] 1. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall. [1913 Webster]

Tell them how they litter their jades. --Bp. Hackett. [1913 Webster]

For his ease, well littered was the floor. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room. [1913 Webster]

The room with volumes littered round. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt. [1913 Webster]

We might conceive that dogs were created blind, because we observe they were littered so with us. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The son that she did litter here, A freckled whelp hagborn. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • littering — 1540s, of animals, process of bringing forth young in a single birth, verbal noun from prp. of LITTER (Cf. litter) (v.). Meaning act of furnishing with bedding is from c.1600. That of act of dropping litter is from 1900 …   Etymology dictionary

  • littering — is dumping, throwing, placing, depositing or leaving, or causing to be dumped, thrown, deposited or left any refuse of any kind or any object or substance which tends to pollute, mar or deface, into, upon or about: (a) Any public street, highway …   Black's law dictionary

  • littering — is dumping, throwing, placing, depositing or leaving, or causing to be dumped, thrown, deposited or left any refuse of any kind or any object or substance which tends to pollute, mar or deface, into, upon or about: (a) Any public street, highway …   Black's law dictionary

  • Littering — Typische Littering Szene, hier in Hongkong Littering ist ein aus dem Englischen stammender Begriff, der das achtlose Wegwerfen und Liegenlassen von Abfall in der Umgebung bezeichnet. Littering ist ein strafrechtlich verfolgbares Delikt und kann… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Littering — Lit|te|ring das; <aus gleichbed. engl. littering zu to litter »durch weggeworfene Abfälle (einen Ort) verschmutzen«> Vermüllung der Umwelt durch achtlos weggeworfene Abfälle …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • littering — noun The dropping of litter …   Wiktionary

  • littering — lit·ter || lɪtÉ™(r) n. refuse, trash; disorder; number of young born to an animal at one time; curtained couch suspended between poles and carried by men or animals; stretcher; bedding for humans or animals (made of straw, rushes, etc.) v. toss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Littering — Lịt|te|ring, das; s <englisch> (das Wegwerfen von Müll in die Umgebung) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • littering — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Littering behavior — Many factors contribute to why people choose to litter, according to Francis McAndrew s book, Environmental Psychology . He argues the presence of other litter is a powerful instigator. Studies confirm that litter begets litter . A disconnect… …   Wikipedia

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