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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lit·ter /ˈlɪtɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lit·ter /ˈlɪtɚ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Littered p. pr. & vb. n. Littering.]
 1. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
    Tell them how they litter their jades.   --Bp. Hackett.
    For his ease, well littered was the floor.   --Dryden.
 2. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
    The room with volumes littered round.   --Swift.
 3. To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
    We might conceive that dogs were created blind, because we observe they were littered so with us.   --Sir T. Browne.
 The son that she did litter here,
 A freckled whelp hagborn.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·ter n.
 1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
    There is a litter ready; lay him in 't.   --Shak.
 2. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
    To crouch in litter of your stable planks.   --Shak.
    Take off the litter from your kernel beds.   --Evelyn.
 3. Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
 Strephon, who found the room was void.
 Stole in, and took a strict survey
 Of all the litter as it lay.   --Swift.
 4. Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
 5. The young brought forth at one time, by a cat, dog, sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
    A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to take care of her litter.   --D. Estrange.
    Reflect upon that numerous litter of strange, senseless opinions that crawl about the world.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lit·ter v. i.
 1. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter. [R.]
 The inn
 Where he and his horse littered.   --Habington.
 2. To produce a litter.
    A desert . . . where the she-wolf still littered.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
      2: rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in
         public places)
      3: conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles
         by bearers
      4: material used to provide a bed for animals [syn: bedding
         material, bedding]
      v 1: strew; "Cigar butts littered the ground"
      2: make a place messy by strewing garbage around
      3: give birth to a litter of animals

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. tsab, as being lightly and gently borne), a sedan or
    palanquin for the conveyance of persons of rank (Isa. 66:20). In
    Num. 7:3, the words "covered wagons" are more literally "carts
    of the litter kind." There they denote large and commodious
    vehicles drawn by oxen, and fitted for transporting the
    furniture of the temple.