Associations to the word «Sprinkle»

Wiktionary

SPRINKLE, verb. (transitive) To cause (a substance) to fall in fine drops (for a liquid substance) or small pieces (for a solid substance).
SPRINKLE, verb. (transitive) To cover (an object) by sprinkling a substance on to it.
SPRINKLE, verb. (intransitive) To drip in fine drops, sometimes sporadically.
SPRINKLE, verb. (transitive) To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
SPRINKLE, noun. A light covering with a sprinkled substance.
SPRINKLE, noun. A light rain shower.

Dictionary definition

SPRINKLE, noun. A light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby.
SPRINKLE, noun. The act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt".
SPRINKLE, verb. Distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon".
SPRINKLE, verb. Cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her".
SPRINKLE, verb. Rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick".
SPRINKLE, verb. Scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope