Associations to the word «Sprinkle»


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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats