1. Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused.
2. Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.
(Science: agriculture) a casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing.