Strewed
Strew Strew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, stre['o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw. str["o], Dan. str["o]e, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum, Gr. ?, ?, Skr. st?. [root]166. Cf. {Stratum}, {Straw}, {Street}.] 1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave. [1913 Webster]

And strewed his mangled limbs about the field. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

On a principal table a desk was open and many papers [were] strewn about. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground. [1913 Webster]

The snow which does the top of Pindus strew. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To spread abroad; to disseminate. [1913 Webster]

She may strew dangerous conjectures. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • strewed — struː v. scatter, sprinkle; spread or cover a surface; be scattered or spread over a surface; disseminate, distribute …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Strew — Strew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, stre[ o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw. str[ o], Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strewing — Strew Strew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, stre[ o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw. str[ o],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strewn — Strew Strew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS. strewian, stre[ o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian, D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw. str[ o],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strew — strewer, n. /strooh/, v.t., strewed, strewn /stroohn/ or strewed, strewing. 1. to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle: to strew seed in a garden bed. 2. to cover or overspread (a surface, place, etc.) with …   Universalium

  • strew — [stru:] v past tense strewed past participle strewn [stru:n] or strewed [T usually passive] [: Old English; Origin: strewian] 1.) to scatter things around a large area be strewn with sth ▪ The street was strewn with broken glass. strew sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bestrew — transitive verb ( strewed; strewed or bestrewn; strewing) Date: before 12th century 1. strew 2. to lie scattered over …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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