Litter

  • 1 Litter — is waste disposed in the wrong place by unlawful human action and can vary in size of incident, occurrence or items. It can occur as small items like wrappers, large collections of waste or scatterings of litter dispersed around public places… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Litter — Lit ter (l[i^]t t[ e]r), n. [F. liti[ e]re, LL. lectaria, fr. L. lectus couch, bed. See {Lie} to be prostrated, and cf. {Coverlet}.] 1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Litter — Lit ter (l[i^]t t[ e]r), v. i. 1. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one s bed in litter. [R.] [1913 Webster] The inn Where he and his horse littered. Habington. [1913 Webster] 2. To produce a litter. [1913 Webster] A desert …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 litter — [n1] mess, debris clutter, collateral, confusion, detritus, disarray, disorder, garbage, hash, hodgepodge, jumble, jungle, junk, mishmash, muck, muddle, offal, rash, refuse, rubbish, rummage, scattering, scramble, shuffle, trash, untidiness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 litter — ► NOUN 1) rubbish left in an open or public place. 2) an untidy collection of things. 3) a number of young born to an animal at one time. 4) (also cat litter) granular absorbent material lining a tray for a cat to urinate and defecate in indoors …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 litter — [lit′ər] n. [ME litere < OFr litiere < ML literia, lectaria < L lectus, a couch: see LIE1] 1. a framework having long horizontal shafts near the bottom and enclosing a couch on which a person can be carried 2. a stretcher for carrying… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 litter — lit|ter1 [ˈlıtə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(waste)¦ 2¦(baby animals)¦ 3¦(for cat s toilet)¦ 4¦(forest)¦ 5 a litter of something 6¦(for animal s bed)¦ 7¦(bed)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: litiere, from lit bed ] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 litter — litterer, n. /lit euhr/, n. 1. objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish. 2. a condition of disorder or untidiness: We were appalled at the litter of the room. 3. a number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at one birth: a… …

    Universalium

  • 10 litter — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun … OF LITTER ▪ pile VERB + LITTER ▪ drop, leave ▪ Please do not leave litter after your picnic. ▪ clean up …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 litter — 01. There is a lot of [litter] on the streets around the high school. 02. Please don t [litter]; put your garbage in the containers provided. 03. Anyone caught [littering] will be subject to a minimum fine of $50. 04. The floor was [littered]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 litter — [[t]lɪ̱tə(r)[/t]] litters, littering, littered 1) N UNCOUNT Litter is rubbish that is left lying around outside. If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up... On Wednesday we cleared a beach and woodland of litter. Syn: rubbish 2) N UNCOUNT:… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 litter — {{11}}litter (n.) c.1300, a bed, also bed like vehicle carried on men s shoulders (early 14c.), from Anglo Fr. litere portable bed, O.Fr. litiere litter, stretcher, bier; straw, bedding, from M.L. lectaria litter (altered in French by influence… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 litter — 1 noun 1 (U) bits of waste paper, containers etc that people have thrown away and left on the ground in a public place: Please take your litter away with you. compare garbage, rubbish 1, trash 1 2 (C) a group of baby animals such as dogs or cats… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 litter — I UK [ˈlɪtə(r)] / US [ˈlɪtər] noun Word forms litter : singular litter plural litters * 1) a) [uncountable] things such as pieces of paper that people have dropped on the ground in a public place, making it untidy The park and river are full of… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 litter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French litere, from lit bed, from Latin lectus more at lie Date: 14th century 1. a. a covered and curtained couch provided with shafts and used for carrying a single passenger b. a device (as a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 litter — /ˈlɪtə / (say lituh) noun 1. scattered rubbish, especially in public places. 2. a condition of disorder or untidiness. 3. a number of young brought forth at one birth. 4. a framework of canvas stretched between two parallel bars, for the… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18 litter — n. & v. n. 1 a refuse, esp. paper, discarded in an open or public place. b odds and ends lying about. c (attrib.) for disposing of litter (litter bin). 2 a state of untidiness, disorderly accumulation of papers etc. 3 the young animals brought… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 litter — lit•ter [[t]ˈlɪt ər[/t]] n. 1) objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish 2) a condition of disorder or untidiness: We were appalled at the litter of the room[/ex] 3) zool. a number of young brought forth by a multiparous animal at one… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 litter — lit|ter1 [ lıtər ] noun * ▸ 1 garbage on ground ▸ 2 baby animals ▸ 3 for cat to go to toilet ▸ 4 what animals sleep on ▸ 5 for carrying person 1. ) uncount things such as pieces of paper that people have dropped on the ground in a public place,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English