- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
SPRINKLE, verb transitive [G., Latin ]
1. To scatter; to disperse; as a liquid or a dry substance composed of fine separable particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand; to sprinkle paper with iron filings.
2. To scatter on; to disperse on in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand; to sprinkle paper with iron filings.
3. To wash; to cleanse; to purify.
Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. Hebrews 10:22.
SPRINKLE, verb transitive
1. To perform the act of scattering a liquid or any fine substance, so that it may fall in small particles.
The priest shall sprinkle of the oil with his fingers. Leviticus 14:7.
Baptism may well enough be performed by sprinkling or effusion of water.
2. To rain moderately; as it sprinkles.
SPRINKLE, noun A small quantity scattered; also, an utensil for sprinkling.
SPRINKLED, participle passive
1. Dispersed in small particles, as a liquid or as dust.
2. Having a liquid or a fine substance scattered over.
SPRINKLER , noun One that sprinkles.