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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. 垃圾; 一窝 ( 动物)
  • [英] n. 垃圾 ( bits of rubbish)
  • [例] litter papers around / a litter of kittens

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. noun

  • Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French litere, from lit bed, from Latin lectus — more at lie
  • Date: 14th century
  • 1.
    • a. a covered and curtained couch provided with shafts and used for carrying a single passenger
    • b. a device (as a stretcher) for carrying a sick or injured person
  • 2.
    • a.
      • (1) material used as bedding for animals
      • (2) material used to absorb the urine and feces of animals
    • b. the uppermost slightly decayed layer of organic matter on the forest floor
  • 3. the offspring at one birth of a multiparous animal <a litter of puppies>
  • 4.
    • a. trash, wastepaper, or garbage lying scattered about <trying to clean up the roadside litter>
    • b. an untidy accumulation of objects <a shabby writing-desk covered with a litter of yellowish dusty documents — Joseph Conrad>
  • ? littery adjective

II. verb

  • Date: 14th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1. bed 1a
    • 2. to give birth to a litter of (young)
    • 3.
      • a. to strew with scattered articles
      • b. to scatter about in disorder
      • c. to lie about in disorder <their upside-down hats littered the top of the bar — Michael Chabon>
      • d. to mark with objects scattered at random <a book littered with misprints>
  • intransitive verb
    • 1. to give birth to a litter
    • 2. to strew litter

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