American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small amount or quantity; a modicum.
- n. A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.
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. It is done by striking a brush charged with color against a rod held above the edges of the book to be sprinkled.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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)
“Your sprinkling is all wrong," he complained next.”
“This sprinkling is analogous to the sprinkled blood of the Passover.”
“Actually, Alex joined us in sprinkling fish sauce all over her meal tonight.”
“He was very generous in sprinkling quotes from all of them.”
“There was a tin sprinkling-can, quite new, in the tonneau, and we placed our wooden pails beside it and the oatmeal in it.”
“The newspaper said that an attempt had been made to rob the Newcomb place the night before, but that the thieves had apparently secured nothing but a package of oatmeal and a tin sprinkling-can, which they had abandoned on the lawn.”
“Sin mingles with our best and holiest performances, and the blood of sprinkling is necessary to procure acceptance to us and our services.”
“As the blood of sprinkling is represented as speaking to God for us, Heb 12: 24; so here God is represented as speaking to us (Heb 1: 1, 2).”
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