Meaning of SCATTERED in English


scat ‧ tered /ˈskætəd $ -ərd/ BrE AmE adjective

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 scattered showers (=short periods of rain) in the afternoon.

a widely scattered set of islands

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.