1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; used of solids, separated or
separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew
flowers over a grave.
And strewed his mangled limbs about the field.Dryden.
On a principal table a desk was open and many papers [were] strewn about.Beaconsfield.
2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having
been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground.
The snow which does the top of Pindus strew.Spenser.
Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?Pope.
3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
She may strew dangerous conjectures.Shak.
1. The act of scattering or spreading.
2. Anything that is, or may be, strewed; used chiefly in the plural. Shak.
(Strew"ment) n. Anything scattered, as flowers for decoration. [Obs.] Shak.
(Strewn) p. p. of Strew.
(Stri"a) n.; pl. Striæ [L., a furrow, channel, hollow.]
1. A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation; as,
the striæ, or groovings, produced on a rock by a glacier passing over it; the striæ on the surface of a shell; a
stria of nervous matter in the brain.
2. (Arch.) A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like. Oxf. Gloss.
(Stri"ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Striated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Striating.] [See Striate, a.] To mark
with striaæ. "Striated longitudinally." Owen.
(Stri"ate Stri"a*ted) a. [L. striatus, p. p. of striare to furnish with channels, from stria a channel.]
Marked with striaæ, or fine grooves, or lines of color; showing narrow structural bands or lines; as, a striated
crystal; striated muscular fiber.
1. The quality or condition of being striated.
2. A stria; as, the striations on a shell.
(||Stri*a"tum) n. [NL.] (Anat.) The corpus striatum.
(Stri"a*ture) n. [L. striatura.] A stria.
(Strich) n. [Cf. L. strix, strigs, a streech owl.] (Zoöl.) An owl. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Strick), n. A bunch of hackled flax prepared for drawing into slivers. Knight.