Meaning of “scatter” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “scatter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scatterverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈskæt̬·ər/

to move apart in many directions, or to throw something in different directions:

[ I ] We grew up in a small town, but now we’re scattered all over the country.
adjective us /ˈskæt̬·ərd/

There will be scattered showers throughout the afternoon.

(Definition of “scatter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)