scattered

adj.
VERBS
be, lie
find sth
ADVERB
liberally

Large vases of flowers were liberally scattered around the room.

randomly
thinly (esp. BrE)
widely

The people live in widely scattered communities.

everywhere
PREPOSITION
about (esp. BrE), across, along, among, around, on, over

Broken glass lay scattered over the floor.

throughout, with

The whole area was scattered with debris.

Scattered is used with these nouns: ↑cloud, ↑gunfire, ↑shower

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  • scattered — scat|tered [ˈskætəd US ərd] adj spread over a wide area or over a long period of time scattered over/throughout/across/around etc ▪ Broken glass lay scattered over the floor. scattered with ▪ The sky was scattered with stars. ▪ There will be some …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scattered — [[t]skæ̱tə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n, v link ADJ prep/adv Scattered things are spread over an area in an untidy or irregular way. He picked up the scattered toys... Tomorrow there will be a few scattered showers... The fridge door was open and food… …   English dictionary

  • scattered — scatteredly, adv. scatteredness, n. /skat euhrd/, adj. 1. distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals: scattered villages; scattered showers. 2. dispersed; disorganized: scattered forces. 3. distracted or… …   Universalium

  • scattered — scat|tered [ skætərd ] adjective * 1. ) spread over a large area: My relatives are scattered all over the country. 2. ) happening in only a few places: Scattered fighting continued. scattered showers: Tomorrow it will be mostly cloudy with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scattered */ — UK [ˈskætə(r)d] / US [ˈskætərd] adjective 1) spread over a large area My relatives are scattered all over the country. 2) happening in only a few places Scattered fighting continued. scattered showers: Tomorrow it will be mostly cloudy with… …   English dictionary

  • Scattered — Scatter Scat ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scattering}.] [OE. scateren. See {Shatter}.] 1. To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scattered — adjective 1. occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space (Freq. 7) scattered showers scattered villages • Similar to: ↑distributed 2. lacking orderly continuity a confused set of instructions …   Useful english dictionary

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