from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble: sorted through the clutter in the attic.
- n. A confused noise; a clatter.
- transitive v. To fill or spread over in a disorderly manner: Boxes cluttered the garage.
- transitive v. To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects: I cluttered up my desk with old memos.
- intransitive v. To run or move with bustle and confusion.
- intransitive v. To make a clatter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a confused disordered jumble of things
- n. background echos, from clouds etc, on a radar screen
- v. to fill something with clutter
- v. To clot or coagulate, like blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A confused collection; hence, confusion; disorder.
- n. Clatter; confused noise.
- transitive v. To crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange.
- intransitive v. To make a confused noise; to bustle.
- transitive v. To clot or coagulate, as blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To clot; coagulate.
- To become clotted or coagulated.
- n. A heap or collection of things lying in confusion; confusion; litter; disorder.
- To crowd together in disorder; fill with things in confusion: often with up: as, to clutter the things all together; to clutter up the house.
- To make a bustle or disturbance.
- n. Confused noise; bustle; clatter; turmoil.
- To jumble words together in speaking, clipping syllables and dropping consonants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
- v. fill a space in a disorderly way
- n. a confused multitude of things
The word clutter is often associated with chaos, disorganization, and mess.
I think the clutter is the biggest problem I have, and I plan to tackle it with a vengeance this week!
Combine that with the year end tendency to divest and true middle age anxiety, and guess what i will be doing for the rest of the weekend? to be fair, my 'clutter' is no where NEAR as bad as I think it is, but i have 'issues'.
So, I removed that clutter from the short and rewrote it.
This is the definition of clutter that I embrace in my work and in this book.
But clearing out the clutter is well worth a bit of your time and effort.
No matter how I try to organize it, clutter is always attracted to its surface.
Eliminating refrigerator clutter is another way to minimize waste.
The key to getting rid of clutter is to ensure that you know exactly what you need and what you can do away with.
The most important aspect of getting rid of clutter is making sure that you actually do not get more useless stuff into your home.