from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small amount or quantity; a modicum.
- n. A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of sprinkle.
- n. The action of the verb to sprinkle.
- n. A small amount of (some liquid, powder or other fine substance) that is sprinkled on to something.
- n. A light shower of rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or that which, sprinkles.
- n. A small quantity falling in distinct drops or particles.
- n. Hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like separate drops, or as if scattered like drops.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who sprinkles, in any sense of the word; aspersion.
- n. A small quantity falling in distinct drops or parts, or coming moderately: as, a sprinkling of rain or snow.
- n. A small amount scattered here and there, as if sprinkled.
- n. In bookbinding, the operation of scattering a shower of fine drops of color on the trimmed edges of the leaves to produce a mottled effect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
- n. the act of sprinkling or splashing water
- n. a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
- n. the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
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