|Origin:||litiere, from lit 'bed'|
waste paper, cans etc that people have thrown away and left on the ground in a public place [= rubbish, trash, garbage]:
People who drop litter can be fined in some cities.
a town with a litter problem
a group of baby animals that a mother gives birth to at the same time
a litter of kittens
small grains of a dry substance that is put in a container that a cat uses as a toilet indoors:
for cat's toilet[uncountable]DHP
a litter tray
dead leaves and other decaying plants on the ground in a forest
forest[uncountable] leaf litter
a group of things that look very untidy:
A litter of notes, papers, and textbooks were strewn on the desk.
a substance such as straw that a farm animal sleeps on
for animal's bed[uncountable]TA
a chair or bed for carrying important people, used in past times