To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.
To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.
A fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters.
break into many pieces; "The wine glass shattered"
break into many pieces; "shatter the plate"