from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To spread here and there; scatter: strewing flowers down the aisle.
- transitive v. To cover (an area or a surface) with things scattered or sprinkled: "Italy . . . was strewn thick with the remains of Roman buildings” ( Bernard Berenson).
- transitive v. To be or become dispersed over (a surface).
- transitive v. To spread (something) over a wide area; disseminate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To distribute objects or pieces of something over an area, especially in a random manner.
- v. To cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered.
- v. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles
- transitive v. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered
- transitive v. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scatter; spread loosely: said of dry, loose, separable filings: as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on the floor; to strew flowers over a grave.
- To cover in spots and patches here and there, as if by sprinkling or casting loosely about.
- To spread a broad; give currency to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spread by scattering (
- v. cover; be dispersed over
Middle English strewen, from Old English strēowian; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English strewian. (Wiktionary)