littered littered  /ˈlɪ tərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish

Usage(s):

  1. His past was littered with women he had romanced and rejected, as well as with creditors still hoping to be paid for meals consumed and lodging used long ago.
  2. As we moved deeper into the cave, bear skulls and bones littered the ground; our lights revealed bear hollows, where they slept, and enormous paw prints.
  3. Julie Bargmann sees beauty in land littered with mine refuse and scarred by acid-laced waters.

News

  1. 'Ride of the Valkyries' rouses Caltech students for finals

    In a long-standing ritual, residents at one of Caltech's dorms wake to Wagner's score during their stressful finals season. The courtyard at Blacker House at Caltech was quiet at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday, the empty concrete space littered with several splintered wooden pallets, three large tires, a crowbar and sledgehammer.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. AMS falls victim to zombie attack

    HAMPTON — Life balloons littered the Atlanta Motor Speedway grounds Saturday morning as thousands of runners eventually succumbed to flesh-eating creatures during the Zombie 5K Run.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Henry Daily Herald

  3. Nearly 400 rabbits found in feces riddled garage

    Feces littered the walls and floors of a small garage on the city’s south side when Indianapolis Animal Care and Control arrived on the scene Tuesday. Officials found nearly 400 rabbits living in the deplorable conditions at a home in …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

Quotes

  1. "The history of sports is littered with franchises that intended to relocate, said they would relocate and for whatever reason didn't relocate," said Cornett, a former television sportscaster. "Things change. I don't anticipate anything...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Mick Cornett Source: SI.com

  2. "The world is littered with people who deserve a second chance, got that chance and took it with both hands. I said I would stick by him and I intend to do that," Keegan said.
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Kevin Keegan Source: Reuters.uk

  3. Thirty years later, after the Balkan wars of the 1990s, "the villages I remember from my childhood where children lived and played became littered with cluster munitions," Stoltenberg said.
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Jens Stoltenberg Source: FOXNews

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