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CLUTTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clutter mean? 

CLUTTER (noun)
  The noun CLUTTER has 2 senses:

1. a confused multitude of things
2. unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

  Familiarity information: CLUTTER used as a noun is rare.


CLUTTER (verb)
  The verb CLUTTER has 1 sense:

1. fill a space in a disorderly way

  Familiarity information: CLUTTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLUTTER (noun)


Sense 1clutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A confused multitude of things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

welter; smother; muddle; mare's nest; jumble; fuddle; clutter

Hypernyms ("clutter" is a kind of...):

disorder; disorderliness (a condition in which things are not in their expected places)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clutter"):

rummage (a jumble of things to be given away)


Sense 2clutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("clutter" is a kind of...):

radar echo (an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object)

disturbance; interference; noise (electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication)


CLUTTER (verb)


Sense 1clutter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill a space in a disorderly way

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

clutter; clutter up

Hypernyms (to "clutter" is one way to...):

fill; fill up; make full (make full, also in a metaphorical sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something

Antonym:

unclutter (rid of obstructions)


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