Meaning of 'litter' (Webster Dictionary)
- A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick
or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
- Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for
animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
- Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating
slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
- Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or
from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
- The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other
multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig. - To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make
one's bed in litter.
- To produce a litter. - To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter,
as the floor of a stall.
- To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew
with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
- To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those
which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in
abhorrence or contempt.