American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To scatter in drops or particles: sprinkled sugar on the cereal.
- v. To scatter drops or particles on.
- v. To intersperse with something as if by scattering: sprinkled his speech with quotations.
- v. To distribute or intersperse at random.
- v. To scatter something in drops or particles.
- v. To fall or rain in small or infrequent drops.
- n. The act of sprinkling.
- n. A light rainfall.
- n. A small amount; a sprinkling.
- n. Small particles of candy sprinkled on ice cream as a topping.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scatter in drops or particles; let fall in minute quantities here and there; strew.
- To besprinkle; bespatter or bestrew; overspread with drops or particles, as of a powder, liquid, coloring matter, etc.
- To cleanse with drops, as of water; wash; purify.
- To distribute here and there; diffuse.
- To diversify by objects placed here and there over the surface; dot.
- To issue in fine drops or particles; be sprinkled.
- To send out sparks; scintillate; sparkle.
- To rain slightly: used impersonally: as, does it sprinkle?
- To scatter a liquid or any fine substance so that it may fall in small particles.
- To dart hither and thither.
- n. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler; specifically, a brush for sprinkling holy water; an aspersorium.
- n. A sprinkling, or falling in drops; specifically, a light rain.
- n. That which is sprinkled about; hence, a scattering or slight amount; a sprinkling.
- n. A light tinkling sound; a tinkle.
- n. Milit., same as morning-star
- To make intoxicated or tipsy.
- v. transitive To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).
- v. transitive To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it.
- v. intransitive To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.
- n. A light covering with a sprinkled substance.
- n. A light rain shower.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
- v. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle.
- v. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
- v. To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles.
- v. To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then.
- v. To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
- n. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.
- n. obsolete A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler.
- n. a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
- v. distribute loosely
- v. rain gently
- v. cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
- v. scatter with liquid; wet lightly
- n. the act of sprinkling or splashing water
- Middle English sprenklen, perhaps of Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I am not big on salt in general, but a sprinkle is a must.”
“Again sprinkle water on the roti and spread it around in a circular movement.”
“When used to designate action, the word sprinkle means scatter in particles.”
“3: 5, 6; Mark 1: 9; John 3: 2, 3, and use the word sprinkle or pour where the word baptize is used, and note the great absurdity.”
“They call it a "sprinkle" - small gifts second time around.”
“But the Nanny of the Month goes to the Empire State politician who wants to ban salt from New York restaurants and dole out $1,000 fines to any rogue chefs who dare to sneak a sprinkle of the white stuff on their meals.”
“The question before the Court in this case was whether Martin's trusts could in the future "sprinkle" money to the two post-conceived grandsons, after the decease of Martin's widow.”
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