Definition of shatter in English:

shatter

Line breaks: shat|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈʃatə
 
/

verb

Derivatives

shatterable

adjective

shatterer

noun
More example sentences
  • As he watched the huge mushroom cloud rise 30,000 feet, he murmured words in Sanskrit from the great Hindu scripture, the Bhaghavad-Gita: ‘I am become Death; the shatterer of worlds.’
  • Second only to car alarms as a shatterer of urban tranquillity are ‘boom-box’ cars - vehicles rigged with stereo amplifiers so powerful that they can rattle windowpanes blocks away.

shatterproof

adjective
More example sentences
  • Bars will be stocked with toughened and shatterproof glass, staff will be given special safety training, and the company will set up a special community fund to help create a safer environment in town and city centres.
  • It is made of an extremely durable synthetic material that makes it shatterproof and scratch resistant (not scratchproof).
  • And I don't think he knows about the bottle of ketchup that met an ignominious end on that carpet when my brothers decided to test the shatterproof claim on the ketchup bottle.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'scatter, disperse'): perhaps imitative; compare with scatter.

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