- trash, such as paper, cans, and bottles, that is left lying in an open or public place；an untidy collection of things lying about
- make (a place) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about；leave (rubbish or a number of objects) lying untidily in a place
verb: litter, 3rd person present: litters, gerund or present participle: littering, past tense: littered, past participle: littered
noun: litter, plural noun: litters
- 1. trash, such as paper, cans, and bottles, that is left lying in an open or public place fines for dropping litter 同義詞
- ▪ an untidy collection of things lying about a litter of sleeping bags on the floor 同義詞
- 2. the group of young animals born to an animal at one time a litter of five kittens 同義詞
- 3. absorbent material, typically in granular form, used to line a shallow receptacle in which a cat can urinate and defecate when indoors a plastic litter tray
- 4. straw or other plant matter used as bedding for animals the plant burns discarded litter from poultry farms 同義詞
- ▪ decomposing but recognizable leaves and other debris forming a layer on top of the soil, especially in forests the spiders live in leaf litter
- 5. historical a vehicle containing a bed or seat enclosed by curtains and carried on men's shoulders or by animals. 同義詞
- ▪ a framework with a couch for transporting sick or wounded people.
- 1. make (a place) untidy with rubbish or a large number of objects left lying about clothes and newspapers littered the floor
- ▪ leave (rubbish or a number of objects) lying untidily in a place there was broken glass littered about
- ▪ fill (a text, history, etc.) with examples of something unpleasant news pages have been littered with doom and gloom about company collapses
- 2. archaic provide (a horse or other animal) with litter as bedding.