Meaning of SCATTERED in English

SCATTERED

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ashes were scattered

His ashes were scattered at sea.

be scattered over a wide area

Parts of the plane were scattered over a wide area.

scattered wreckage

The equipment was used to clear the scattered wreckage of the two trains.

wreckage is strewn/scattered/spread

The wreckage was strewn over a large area.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

tree

Open country, with crags or scattered trees , sea cliffs, towns and villages.

Woodland and country with scattered trees , also on cliffs and sometimes in towns.

Borders of woodland and moorland, moors, steppes and swampy heaths with scattered trees , especially birches and pines.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Pieces of twisted metal and rusted pipe lay scattered around the yard.

There was scattered gunfire and looting in the area.

There were books scattered all about their cottage.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It is difficult to maintain control where a scattered enforcement staff possess high discretion.

Springtime flatters this part of the Somme countryside, undramatic with its flat fields and scattered villages.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.