litter litter  /ˈlɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
  2. (n) rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
  3. (n) conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
  4. (n) material used to provide a bed for animals
  5. (v) strew
  6. (v) make a place messy by strewing garbage around
  7. (v) give birth to a litter of animals

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Usage(s):

  1. Farmers in the region produce over a million tons of turkey litter each year.
  2. Many people with cats have litter box problems.
  3. The new Roomba robotic vacuum from iRobot, shown vacuuming cat litter.

News

  1. Non-Profit Group Launches Cigarette Litter Prevention

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-Cigarette litter is the most common litter item to be found in clean-ups across the country and cigarette companies have acknowledged this problem.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: WIBW Topeka

  2. Public Eye: Litter concerns brought up at Utica park

    A reader recently contacted Public Eye concerned about broken glass and litter that cover the basketball and tennis courts in a North Utica park.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch

  3. Litter Lifters remover 73 bags of trash from local roads

    LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Litter Lifters won the June clean-up competition against the Middleboro Mess Movers, with both towns winning with the removal of 99 bags of trash between the two towns.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

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Quotes

  1. "There were a lot of great players coming out of the college ranks. He had the pick of the litter," Selmon added. "It's very humbling, and I'm so grateful to coach that he decided he would give a shot to someone like me in that position."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Lee Roy Selmon Source: The Canadian Press

  2. Human rights group Liberty's director Shami Chakrabarti said: "You don't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, nor targeted surveillance to stop a litter bug. You can care about serious crime and terrorism without throwing away our personal privacy...
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: Manchester Online

  3. "In the absence of that, we believe states can play an important role as we tend to be a little more nimble, a little smarter, a litter quicker on some of these issues," Pawlenty said.
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Tim Pawlenty Source: DL-Online

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