Litter - meaning and definition. What is Litter
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What (who) is Litter - definition

WASTE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN DISPOSED IMPROPERLY, WITHOUT CONSENT, AT AN INAPPROPRIATE LOCATION
Littering; Littering behavior; Litters; Littered; Litter mate; Litter-mate; Trash-strewn; Trash strewn; Trashstrewn; 🚮; 🚯; Litter-picking; LITTER
  • Holder for waste bags at a playground in central [[Ystad]] 2020, an initiative of the municipality to stop littering in public places.
  • These car tires were discarded on the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor in this photo from 1973. Tire dumping is still a concern today and could benefit from [[tire recycling]].
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  • A [[Parks Victoria]] litter trap on the river to catch floating rubbish on the [[Yarra River]] at [[Birrarung Marr]] in [[Melbourne]], [[Australia]].
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  • "No littering" sign as used in the U.S.
  • No littering sign at a highway in [[Cape Cod]], Massachusetts.
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  • Tern Island]], [[French Frigate Shoals]].
  • Navy sailors remove and dispose of used tires littering the waterways of a naval base in [[Charleston, South Carolina]].
  • Volunteers at completed cleanup on hiking trail

litter         
I. n.
1.
Vehicle with a bed (borne by hand).
2.
Bedding of straw, hay, etc.
3.
Shreds, fragments, waste matter, scattered rubbish.
4.
Confusion, disorder.
5.
Brood.
II. v. a.
1.
Cover with straw, hay, etc., for bedding.
2.
Cover with things negligently scattered, strew, scatter, disorder, derange.
3.
Give birth to (said of quadrupeds), bring forth, bear.
litter         
(litters, littering, littered)
1.
Litter is rubbish that is left lying around outside.
If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up...
On Wednesday we cleared a beach and woodland of litter.
= rubbish
N-UNCOUNT
2.
A litter of things is a quantity of them that are lying around in a disorganized way.
He pushed aside the litter of books and papers and laid two places at the table.
N-UNCOUNT: usu N of n
3.
If a number of things litter a place, they are scattered untidily around it or over it.
Glass from broken bottles litters the pavement.
VERB: V n
littered
The entrance hall is littered with toys and wellington boots...
Concrete purpose-built resorts are littered across the mountainsides.
ADJ: v-link ADJ prep
4.
If something is littered with things, it contains many examples of it.
History is littered with men and women spurred into achievement by a father's disregard...
Charles' speech is littered with lots of marketing buzzwords like 'package' and 'product'.
ADJ: v-link ADJ with n
5.
A litter is a group of animals born to the same mother at the same time.
...a litter of pups.
N-COUNT
6.
Litter is a dry substance that you put in the container where you want your cat to go to the toilet.
N-UNCOUNT
Litter         
Litter consists of waste products that have been discarded incorrectly, without consent, at an unsuitable location. Litter can also be used as a verb; to litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, paper cups, food wrappers, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground, and leave them there indefinitely or for other people to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them correctly.

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Litter

Litter consists of waste products that have been discarded incorrectly, without consent, at an unsuitable location. The word litter can also be used as a verb; to litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, paper cups, food wrappers, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground, and leave them there indefinitely or for other people to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them correctly.

Large and hazardous items of rubbish such as tires, electrical appliances, electronics, batteries and large industrial containers are sometimes dumped in isolated locations, such as national forests and other public lands.

It is a type of human impact on the environment and remains a serious environmental problem in many countries. Litter can exist in the environment for long periods of time before decomposition and be transported over large distances into the world's oceans. Litter can affect the quality of life.

Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with 4.5 trillion discarded each year. Estimates on the required time for cigarette butts to break down vary, ranging from 5 to 400 years for complete degradation.

Pronunciation examples for Litter
1. Litter:
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2. plant litter.
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3. The litter was accumulating.
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4. A ton of litter.
The Plastic Tide _ Peter Kohler & Stefan Leutenegger _ Talks at Google
5. or, rather, this litter--
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Examples of use of Litter
1. "I agree that people should not drop litter, but I was not dropping litter.
2. "Our litter bins are there to keep streets tidy, as they enable the public to deposit small amounts of litter.
3. Somebody dropping litter will be told to pick it up, and be given directions to the nearest litter bin.
4. Filthy mattresses still litter the bedroom floors.
5. Bombs litter most major roads, limiting movement.