verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- shatt al arab,
- shatter cone,
Origin of shatter
Examples from the Web for shattered
Shattered by the verdict, I understood our country to be in a dismal state.Maya Angelou Knew How To Inspire As A Writer, Teacher, and Great Human Being|Joshua DuBois|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shattered completely, she crumbled toward the exit and disappeared.
There will be a lot of “This Is How We Live Now” and “Shattered Innocence” in the weeks to come.
Shattered glass from a row of blown-out windows crunched beneath her feet.
Shattered pieces of glass and yellow police tape surrounded the spot.
Shattered and disorganized, their retreat to Corinth had but little order.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
Shattered Poland's dissevered hand fell without warning upon their desks.
"Shattered nerves—domestic anxiety," he whispered, confidentially.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
Shattered and slowly sinking, the frigate drifted out to sea.An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises|George Lyman Kittredge
Shattered here and cracked yonder, some missing, some overlapping in curves, the tiles have an aspect of irregular existence.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
Word Origin for shatter
early 14c., transitive, probably a variant of Middle English scateren (see scatter (v.)). Cf. Old Dutch schetteren Low German schateren. Formations such as scatter-brained had parallel forms in shatter-brained, etc. Intransitive sense from 1560s. Related: Shattered; shattering. Carlyle (1841) used shatterment. Shatters "fragments" is from 1630s.