Definition of litter :
1. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.
2. Disorder or untidiness resulting from scattered rubbish, or from thongs lying about uncared for; as, a room in a state of litter.
3. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
4. The young brought forth at one time, by a sow or other multiparous animal, taken collectively. Also Fig.
5. Things lying scattered about in a manner indicating slovenliness; scattered rubbish.
6. To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
7. To give birth to; to bear; - said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
8. To produce a litter.
9. To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
10. To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
crew (part of speech: noun)
coterie, group, flock, detachment, detail, troop, posse, faction, cell, retinue, league, fleet, fellowship, bunch, collection, wing, band, complement, battalion, crowd, force, gang, sect, team, caucus, society, crew, union, coalition, assemblage, outfit, party, pack, host, club, school, circle, regiment, nest, platoon, herd, phalanx, army, set, string, company, fraternity, tribe, covey, junta, drove, body, ring, staff, hive, cadre, aggregation, brigade, division, mob, bevy, troupe, cabal, clique, clan, assembly, squad, colony
- When they use a litter, no one may pass under it on pain of death. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
- " I'm sorry I gave you all so much trouble, boys; next time I run across a litter of little snakes, it's me to the woods. - "The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island", Lawrence J. Leslie.
- A plate and a cup on the table indicated that Ward had eaten a hurried meal and had not taken time to clear away the litter. - "The Ranch at the Wolverine", B. M. Bower.