Definition of Litter

1. Noun. The offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal.

Generic synonyms: Animal Group

2. Verb. Strew. "Cigar butts littered the ground"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Litterer

3. Noun. Rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places).
Generic synonyms: Rubbish, Scrap, Trash

4. Verb. Make a place messy by strewing garbage around.
Generic synonyms: Straw, Strew

5. Noun. Conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers.
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport
Specialized synonyms: Covered Couch, Palankeen, Palanquin, Sedan, Sedan Chair, Stretcher

6. Verb. Give birth to a litter of animals.
Generic synonyms: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have

7. Noun. Material used to provide a bed for animals.
Exact synonyms: Bedding, Bedding Material
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff

Definition of Litter

1. n. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.

2. v. t. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.

3. v. i. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.

Definition of Litter

1. Noun. A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol. ¹

2. Noun. The offspring of a mammal born in one birth. ¹

3. Noun. Material used as bedding for animals. ¹

4. Noun. Collectively, items discarded on the ground. ¹

5. Noun. Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray ¹

6. Noun. Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To give birth to, used of animals. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To produce a litter of young. ¹

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Definition of Litter

1. to scatter rubbish about [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Litter

1. The undecomposed plant and animal material found on the forest floor. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Litter

lits de justice
litter (current term)
litter basket
litter box
litter boxes
litter frog
litter lout
litter size
litter tray

Literary usage of Litter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1896)
"vegetable structure has completely disappeared, in litter (Streu), this structure is quite recognizable. Humus cannot be used in stalls for litter, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"The chief of the squad designated to practise with a litter, ... The left file takes position on the left of the litter, opposite its centre and one yard ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"High Dosage of Testosterone Propionate Increases litter Production of the Genetically ... This disparity in litter production by the two treatment groups is ..."

4. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"Then came the royal servants bearing the litter. The royal ser- whilst Bharata and ... took hold of the litter and the utter. followed it weeping. ..."

5. Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests: Proceedings by E. K. Sadanandan Nambiar (2004)
"Decomposition The decomposition rate of A. mangium litter was slow. ... litter decay rate at Toman in the beginning was slightly slower than at ..."

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