The word clutter can mean a messy jumble of objects. The disorganized clutter of shoes, hats, shirts, belts, jackets, and pants makes it impossible to find a thing in your closet!

Clutter can describe all those disorderly random things in your purse, but it can also refer to the random echoes that show up on a radar screen. The echos mix with other desired signals and can make it hard to track everything. As a verb, clutter is what you do when you fill up a space with a crazy mix of objects. You may clutter up the attic when you finally clean out that closet!

Definitions of clutter
  1. noun
    a confused multitude of things
    synonyms: fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter
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    a jumble of things to be given away
    type of:
    disorder, disorderliness
    a condition in which things are not in their expected places
  2. noun
    unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
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    type of:
    radar echo
    an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna; contains information about the location and distance of the reflecting object
    disturbance, interference, noise
    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
  3. verb
    fill a space in a disorderly way
    synonyms: clutter up
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    clear, unclutter
    rid of obstructions
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    type of:
    fill, fill up, make full
    make full, also in a metaphorical sense
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