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Meaning of STREW

Pronunciation:  stroo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cover; be dispersed over; "Dead bodies strewed the ground"
  2. [v]  spread by scattering; "strew toys all over the carpet" ("straw" is archaic)
 

STREW is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: straw
 
 See Also: bestrew, cover, distribute, litter, spread, spread over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strewed}; p. p. {strewn}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Strewing}.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS.
strewian, stre['o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian,
D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw.
str["o], Dan. str["o]e, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum,
Gr. ?, ?, Skr. st?. [root]166. Cf. {Stratum}, {Straw},
{Street}.]
1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw
   loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable
   into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to
   strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a
   grave.

         And strewed his mangled limbs about the field.
                                               --Dryden.

         On a principal table a desk was open and many papers
         [were] strewn about.                  --Beaconsfield.

2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over
   or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered;
   as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed
   the ground.

         The snow which does the top of Pindus strew.
                                               --Spenser.

         Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?
                                               --Pope.

3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.

         She may strew dangerous conjectures.  --Shak.

 

 

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