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Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn't much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources.
Dan Millman

Meaning of "shatter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHATTER

Perhaps obscurely related to scatter.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHATTER

shatter  [ˈʃætə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHATTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shatter is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb shatter in English.

WHAT DOES SHATTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shatter

Shatter or shattering may refer to: ▪ The act of violently breaking into small pieces ▪ Alan Shatter, Irish politician ▪ Susan Louise Shatter, American landscape painter ▪ Shattering, a concept in mathematics, especially Vapnik-Chervonenkis theory ▪ Shatter attack, in computing, a technique used against Microsoft Windows operating systems ▪ Shattering, an undesirable trait in crop plants that makes harvesting difficult...

Definition of shatter in the English dictionary

The first definition of shatter in the dictionary is to break or be broken into many small pieces. Other definition of shatter is to impair or destroy. Shatter is also to dumbfound or thoroughly upset.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHATTER

PRESENT

Present
I shatter
you shatter
he/she/it shatters
we shatter
you shatter
they shatter
Present continuous
I am shattering
you are shattering
he/she/it is shattering
we are shattering
you are shattering
they are shattering
Present perfect
I have shattered
you have shattered
he/she/it has shattered
we have shattered
you have shattered
they have shattered
Present perfect continuous
I have been shattering
you have been shattering
he/she/it has been shattering
we have been shattering
you have been shattering
they have been shattering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shattered
you shattered
he/she/it shattered
we shattered
you shattered
they shattered
Past continuous
I was shattering
you were shattering
he/she/it was shattering
we were shattering
you were shattering
they were shattering
Past perfect
I had shattered
you had shattered
he/she/it had shattered
we had shattered
you had shattered
they had shattered
Past perfect continuous
I had been shattering
you had been shattering
he/she/it had been shattering
we had been shattering
you had been shattering
they had been shattering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will shatter
you will shatter
he/she/it will shatter
we will shatter
you will shatter
they will shatter
Future continuous
I will be shattering
you will be shattering
he/she/it will be shattering
we will be shattering
you will be shattering
they will be shattering
Future perfect
I will have shattered
you will have shattered
he/she/it will have shattered
we will have shattered
you will have shattered
they will have shattered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shattering
you will have been shattering
he/she/it will have been shattering
we will have been shattering
you will have been shattering
they will have been shattering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would shatter
you would shatter
he/she/it would shatter
we would shatter
you would shatter
they would shatter
Conditional continuous
I would be shattering
you would be shattering
he/she/it would be shattering
we would be shattering
you would be shattering
they would be shattering
Conditional perfect
I would have shatter
you would have shatter
he/she/it would have shatter
we would have shatter
you would have shatter
they would have shatter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shattering
you would have been shattering
he/she/it would have been shattering
we would have been shattering
you would have been shattering
they would have been shattering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you shatter
we let´s shatter
you shatter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to shatter
Past participle
shattered
Present Participle
shattering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHATTER


attar
ˈætə
batter
ˈbætə
blatter
ˈblætə
chatter
ˈtʃætə
combater
ˈkɒmbætə
condensed-matter
kənˈdenstˌmætə
Fatah
ˈfætə
flatter
ˈflætə
hatter
ˈhætə
kata
ˈkætə
Kenyatta
kɛnˈjætə
latter
ˈlætə
matter
ˈmætə
matters
ˈmætə
parramatta
ˌpærəˈmætə
patter
ˈpætə
platter
ˈplætə
regatta
rɪˈɡætə
scatter
ˈskætə
splatter
ˈsplætə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHATTER

sharpy
shash
shashlick
shashlik
shaslik
Shasta daisy
shaster
shastra
shat
Shatt-al-Arab
shattered
shatterer
shattering
shatteringly
shatterproof
shatterproof glass
shattery
shauchle
shauchly
shaugh

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHATTER

better
condensed matter
dark matter
fatter
fly swatter
for that matter
formatter
front matter
no laughing matter
no matter
organic matter
pancake batter
ratter
seafood platter
spatter
squatter
subject matter
the fact of the matter
the matter
what matter
white matter

Synonyms and antonyms of shatter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHATTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shatter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shatter

Translation of «shatter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHATTER

Find out the translation of shatter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shatter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shatter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

粉碎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacerse añicos
570 millions of speakers

English

shatter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चकनाचूर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحطيم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

разрушить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

despedaçar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্বংস করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se fracasser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghancurkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zerbrechen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

打ち砕く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산산조각내다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrusak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đập bể
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நொறுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ढासळून टाकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mandare in frantumi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

roztrzaskać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зруйнувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfărâma
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συντρίψει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

breek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

splittras
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

knuse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shatter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHATTER»

The term «shatter» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.909 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHATTER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shatter» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shatter» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shatter

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHATTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shatter.
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Robbie Amell
I've broken my wrist, dislocated toes and shoulders, gotten stitches, you name it. However, the worst was a severely bruised femur. I got body checked into an open gate while playing hockey. The doctor couldn't believe I didn't shatter my femur.
2
George W. Bush
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
3
Norman Cousins
The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.
4
Jodi Kantor
Evangelical Christian politicians who cheat often raise questions about hypocrisy, especially if they preached piety in public and disregarded it in private. When Jewish politicians fall, they shatter different expectations, particularly that American Jews need to work together to preserve respectability and fireproof against anti-Semitism.
5
Dan Millman
Yes, I did shatter my leg, and it really changed my life, in a way. It wasn't much fun, but it did open me up, and as we all know intuitively, adversity can develop resources.
6
Robert Ripley
My impression was, he's walking as though he's made of glass, and if you should touch him he would just shatter apart. I don't know if it was an act or what, but it sure was effective.
7
Peter Singer
All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
8
Hal Sparks
Most 'reality' shows aren't reality at all. They're game shows with no prize. Like 'Rock of Love.' His aren't genuine feelings. Then again, Bob Barker didn't really care whether or not you won the toaster. Sorry to shatter everyone's dreams.
9
David Suzuki
It's not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren't the worst problem with fracking.
10
Aaron Tveit
Typecasting is an interesting thing because, in a way, if you're good at something, you're going to work at that thing. In other ways, you constantly have to change people's opinion of you as one thing, especially if you want to play different roles. You have to shatter that image sometimes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHATTER»

Discover the use of shatter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shatter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shatter
A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone.
Michael Robotham, 2009
2
Shatter Me
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
Tahereh Mafi, 2011
3
Shatter
Yesterday's future returns in this sparkling archival collection of the world's first computerized comic book.
Mike Saenz, Peter B. Gillis, 2006
4
Shatter
A continuation of the story begun in 'Deep Winter', finding the Drummond family and their friends adapting to the radically altered world they now find themselves in.
Thomas Sherry, 2008
5
Unravel Me
The New York Times bestselling sequel to the groundbreaking dystopian novel Shatter Me! Kami Garcia, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, says Unravel Me is "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense.
Tahereh Mafi, 2013
6
Shatter the Bones (Logan McRae, Book 7)
A bestseller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. The seventh DS Logan McRae thriller is a gripping page-turner in which fame and fortune crash head-on with crime and punishment.
Stuart MacBride, 2011
7
Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian ...
The editors of this volume, Robbie Ethridge and Sheri M. Shuck-Hall, argue that such a period and region of instability and regrouping constituted a "shatter zone."
Robbie Franklyn Ethridge, Sheri Marie Shuck-Hall, 2009
8
A Facade to Shatter
Dismissed & discarded: Can he deny the forgotten Corretti?
Lynn Raye Harris, 2013
9
Ignite Me
" Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end. One day I might break One day I might break free Nothing will ever be the same. The fate of Omega Point is unknown.
Tahereh Mafi, 2014
10
Shatter
As Donna Wildman, a profiler for the Los Angeles County Police Department, becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes, the trail begins to lead ever closer to the police force itself. Original.
Brian Harper, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHATTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shatter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shatter criticises 'thuggery' of protesters trapping him in car
Former minister for justice Alan Shatter was trapped in his car for up to 15 minutes on Wednesday afternoon by anti water charges demonstrators as he ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
Alan Shatter loses High Court challenge to Guerin report
A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of ... «Irish Times, May 15»
3
What is the drug shatter? Here are 5 things to know
Cocaine, marijuana, MDMA and shatter were discovered during five seizures in St. John's, including police searches of vehicles, businesses and a storage unit. «CBC.ca, May 15»
4
Alan Shatter attacks Leo Varadkar on surrogacy proposals
Mr Shatter said he was “enormously confused” by the proposals Mr Varadkar announced because they were already included in legislation outlines he drafted ... «Irish Times, Feb 15»
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Alan Shatter asked Ceann Comhairle for exclusion from Dáil inquiry
Former minister for justice Alan Shatter asked Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett to rule out his handling of claims made by whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe from ... «Irish Times, Jan 15»
6
Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data ruling
Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has lost his appeal against a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection laws by ... «Irish Times, Jan 15»
7
Shatter challenges Guerin report findings in High Court
Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has initiated a High Court challenge aimed at quashing certain findings of the Guerin report concerning Mr Shatter's ... «Irish Times, Jul 14»
8
Shatter to give €70k severance payment to Jack & Jill Foundation
Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will be accepting the €70,000 severance payment he is entitled to, but will be donating it to the Jack & Jill ... «RTE.ie, May 14»
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Guerin report criticises Shatter for not heeding garda whistleblower
Mr Shatter resigned after reading a portion of it earlier this week. ... how the Garda chief, former commissioner Martin Callinan, and Alan Shatter, who resigned ... «Irish Independent, May 14»
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Lindsey Stirling's PledgeMusic Campaign Takes "Shatter Me" To …
Lindsey-stirling-shatter-me Lindsey Stirling has been a great example of what happens when you take your music direct to fans and cut out the gatekeepers who ... «hypebot.com, May 14»

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