natter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v natter talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Natter To find fault; to be peevish.
    • Natter To talk constantly; to chatter incessantly to prattle; as, nattering like a chatterbox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • natter To find fault; nag.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Natter nat′ėr (prov.) to find fault
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. knetta, to grumble

Usage

In literature:

They natter on for hours.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
That family of Elliotts has always been more stubborn than natteral.
"Anne's House of Dreams" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
A nattering distinction, which he seldom lavished upon his visitors.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
Thar's a man, who when he struck a big thing jest natter'ly didn't know what to do with it.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
She could not have been expected to possess the necessary insight and I doubt whether she would have known how to be nattering enough.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
But she was a little nattered by the compliment.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Those Injuns don't act natteral.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
And he natters so when I cough, an' I can't help coughin'.
"Windyridge" by W. Riley
The fact is, these English fellows have a nattering, insinuating way of their own there's no coming up to.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
He stopped and bent in a nattering bow, a twinkle in his eye.
"Lightnin'" by Frank Bacon
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In news:

Euan Kerr at Movie Natters blogged that the documentary 'At Your Cervix ' comes to town.
Milton's Natter is Badger South's Defensive Player of the Year.
Natter was a marked man this season.
DIANE NATTER -NODEN, 74, formerly of Plattsburgh and Peru, died Monday, Oct 8, at Memorial Hospital, Fort Meyers, Fla. She was born in Plattsburgh Aug 24, 1938, daughter of the late Rudolph and Felice (Gaylord) Blixt.
Natter to Pass Command of US Fleet Forces Command, Atlantic Fleet.
Official US Navy file photo of Commander, US Atlantic Fleet Adm. Robert J Natter , visiting with Sailors and Marines attached to Camp Patriot, Kuwait.
Natter will relinquish command of Fleet Forces Command and US Atlantic Fleet to Adm.
Nattering nabobs of negativism .
In the last year, the media's nattering nabobs have tended to paint former CBS News anchor Dan Rather as an unhinged Don Quixote for his $70 million lawsuit against his former network.
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In science:

Natterer, Inverting the attenuated vectorial Radon transform, J.
The attenuated ray transform on simple surfaces
Natterer, The mathematics of computerized tomography, Reprint of the 1986 original.
Fast OPED algorithm for reconstruction of images from Radon data
Natterer, The mathematics of computerized tomography, Wiley, New York, 1986.
Identities for sin(x) that came from medical imaging
Natterer and F. W¨ubbeling, Mathematical Methods in Image Reconstruction, Monographs on Mathematical Modeling and Computation v. 5, SIAM, Philadelphia, PA 2001. O. ¨Oktem, Comparing range characterizations of the exponential Radon transform, Research reports in Math., no.17, 1996, Dept.
Identities for sin(x) that came from medical imaging
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