The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strew \Strew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strewed; p. p. strewn; p.
pr. & vb. n. Strewing.] [OE. strewen, strawen, AS.
strewian, stre['o]wian; akin to Ofries. strewa, OS. strewian,
D. strooijen, G. streuen, OHG. strewen, Icel. str[=a], Sw.
str["o], Dan. str["o]e, Goth. straujan, L. sternere, stratum,
Gr. ?, ?, Skr. st?. [root]166. Cf. Stratum, Straw,
1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw
loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable
into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to
strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a
And strewed his mangled limbs about the field.
On a principal table a desk was open and many papers
[were] strewn about. --Beaconsfield.
2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over
or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered;
as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed
The snow which does the top of Pindus strew.
Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain?
3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
She may strew dangerous conjectures. --Shak.